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  • Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
view from Mandalay Hill at sunset
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Destination
Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, is located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River and was the last royal capital of Burma.

Mandalay, Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Mandalay
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Mandalay.


best time to visit: December - February ("winter" season, after rainy season and before the hot summer season)
rainy season: May - October
annual rainfall: 1500 mm
average humidity: Nov - April: 67%, May - Oct: 78%
average elevation: 75 m

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Wikipedia - Mandalay

Mandalay Palace Grounds
Mandalay Palace Grounds

Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Located 445 miles (716 km) north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, the city has a population of one million, and is the capital of Mandalay Region (formerly Mandalay Division).
Mandalay is the economic hub of Upper Burma and considered the center of Burmese culture. A continuing influx of Chinese immigrants, mostly from Yunnan Province, in the past twenty years, has reshaped the city's ethnic makeup and increased its economic dynamism. Despite Naypyidaw's recent rise, Mandalay remains Upper Burma's main commercial, educational and health center.

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Wikitravel - Mandalay

Mandalay is the second largest city (after Yangon), and a former capital of Myanmar. The city is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar. The city is centred around the Royal Palace, and has wide lanes filled with bicycles and motorcycles. Mandalay is known for its millionaires, its monks (half of the country's monks reside in Mandalay and surrounding areas), and its cultural diversity.

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