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“Great view of Mandalay.”
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Mandalay Hill
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Luckily we were taken up most of the way in a car by our guide and driver otherwise you have to climb over 700 hundred steps. Very good view over Mandalay and lots of people selling items along the steps to the tourist.

Thank Shar03
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Mandalay Hill lies to the North East corner of the city of Mandalay and at a height of approximately 800 feet affords those willing to make the trip to the top an impressive view over the City of Mandalay, the surrounding farmland, the Mandalay plains and in the distance the Shan Hills and the Aye Yarwady River.

Access to the summit is either by one of four covered stairways or the easier option is by road and then lift to the top. At the summit is the Sataungpyei Pagoda as well as several hawker stalls. A small fee is charged if you wish to use your camera.

The hill has a religious significance hence the number of Pagodas and monastery located on its slopes. It is said that Buddha forecast that a great city would one day be founded at the foot of the mountain and this became a reality in 1859 when the town of Mandalay was inaugurated.

It is recommended that you visit the summit to observe the sunset however we did not do this preferring to visit during late morning. Even at this time there were a large number of Burmese present at the summit who were visiting it from other parts of Myanmar. The Aye Yarwady River was in flood at the time of visit to Mandalay and this is amply shown in the attached photo.

It is well worth a visit to Mandalay Hill at the beginning of your stay in Mandalay, the panoramic view permitting you to orient yourself in relation to the city.

Thank crocnsw
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

You can drive up the hill, or park and walk, barefoot, from the bottom. It is a long walk, up many many steps, and worth it. People are selling wares, food and drinks along the way. I did not find them aggressive or bothersome.
The temple at the top is very interesting and impressive. As you walk around it you overlook the city and open farmland on the opposite side. Sunset is a particularly nice time to experience the views.

Thank David908
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I can't believe I went all the way just to take a ride up a hill to see the sunset where I could've seen anywhere else in the world (and there are a lot of better choices) They charge you a camera fee before entering and forces everyone to go down a staircase lined up with shops trying to sell you their merchandise. Nothing special, I'd say skip it.

Thank ryuready
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Make sure you travel to the hill before sunset - then take the escalator to the top to view a beautiful sunset and a panormic view of the city.

Thank Phyllis1940
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