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Yangon vs Mandalay

chennI
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Yangon vs Mandalay

Hi planning a trip with a few girl friends. We only have enough time to either do Yangon or Mandalay. Really cannot decide. Thanks in advance for your valuable suggestions.

Pantin, France
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1. Re: Yangon vs Mandalay

This is an interesting question. For your reference:

- Yangon is a the biggest city in Myanmar, you will find more good chances to sample the British colonial charm, beautiful attractions and religious sites. There are museums and demonstrations of the country history also. It is best for 2 days experience.

- Mandalay is the northern hub city where you can find the tranquility of Irrawaddy River, ancient capitals and traditional works of local. Mandalay showcases more the Buddhism sites and there are many pagodas and temples and some world-record attractions. The visit to Mandalay can last from 1 to 4 days ( including the surroundings).

I personally suggest you to visit Yangon if you have short time, not only because of its charm but also you will have more chances to find hotels.

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2. Re: Yangon vs Mandalay

We have just returned last week and l would say Yangon as you are short on time. I read much advice and many people said to skip Mandalay but l honestly do not think you should compare the two as they are completly different for all the reasons that myanmarguide has mentioned!

I loved both.

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Thank you very much fro taking the time to reply. Appreciate it. Yangon it shall be.

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