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“Excellent view at sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill
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Private Half-Day Tour of Mandalay by Trishaw
Ranked #4 of 61 things to do in Mandalay
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Excellent view at sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

We walked up from the bottom and left our shoes with the lady at the bottom (200 kyat for each pair).

The barefoot walk is quite interesting as each level has different pagodas and Buddhas, with stores along the way. Something you won't experience if you take a ride to the top.

The sun set at 5.30pm so we raced up the top to see the amazing view. There's stores selling food and cold drinks after the long walk (30-45 mins depending on your fitness).

The views at each level are pretty cool and there is a 1000 kyat camera fee at the top level.

The best bit was the trip down where a young friendly monk 'Hok' walked down with us to practice his English. We offered to buy him food but he wouldn't accept anything except shaking my husbands hand (they can't touch women).

We ate at the bottom of the hill where two roads merge. The street stalls are amazing to watch and their food is piping hot and delicious!

Tip: take sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water and insect repellant.

Visited October 2013
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“Great panoramic view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

The walk up Mandalay looked steep from our taxi! The cost to go up is by donation. The people who work there monitoring the donation box were quite rude. You have to take your shoes and socks to enter the pagoda at the top. You should bring a bag to carry all your things otherwise you can leave them in cubie holes at the entrance. You must also have covered shoulders and cannot wear short shorts. They also charge a 1,000 kyat photo fee if you are taking pictures.

Visited October 2013
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“beautiful sunset from Mandalay Hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Mandalay Hill is a good place to see a beautiful sunset and worth to visit. you will see a spectacular panoramic views of the area surrounding Mandalay.

Should be there before 6pm & stay around 1hr.

Visited October 2013
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“It's a 'must do' in Mandalay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

You can drive close to the viewing platform and then take a lift to the top, so nothing strenuous (if a bit vertiginous). The view is usually taken in at sunset and obviously all depends on the quality of the sunset. It's just a large plain with temples. Perfectly pleasant in every way but not really that oustanding. The huge battle in World War 2 for the hill is marked by just a tiny plaque.

Visited October 2013
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“Refreshing views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We enjoyed looking at the views. The sunset we watched as well. The hill was very interesting we took photos and we also roamed around the hill and looked at the souvenirs on top. No fees but for cameras there's.

Visited October 2013
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