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Mogok
   
Mogok, known as the Gems City, 115 km north-east from Mandalay. Myanmar rubies s, sapphires and emeralds and other precious stones are mined in Mogok area.
 
   
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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
   
It was formerly known as "Maymyo" after the English Colonel May and used as a summerretreat for the British during the colonial era. A cool hill station, over 1,000 meters above sea level, Pyin Oo Lwin is 2 hour trip (69 km) from Mandalay. You can enjoy beautiful scenery, a cool climate and an atmosphere of former days with its colonial style old houses with large compound and botanical gardens. Delightfully cool and pleasant the whole year round.
 
   
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Mingun
   
Mingun, located about 11 km upriver from Mandalay on the western banks of Ayeyarwaddy River. It is a pleasant boat trip and gives one a glimpse of river life- fishing villages, bullock carts, com fields, market boats and laundering. It is well-known for its 90 ton Mingun Bell, the largest ringing bell in the world cast in 1170 by King Bodawpaya, a mammoth unfinished Mingun Pagoda, Settawya Pagoda, and Hsinbyume Pagoda.
 
   
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Inwa
   
Located 20 kilometers southwest of Mandalay. Inwa is another ancient capital, known as the Kingdom of Inwa during the Second Myanmar Empire, is on the Mandalay side of the Ayeyarwaddy River close to the Ava Bridge. From 1364 Inwa was the capital of the Burmese kingdom for more than 400 years, until the shift was made to Amarapura in 1783. The interested place to visit are Nanmyint Watch Tower, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, and Bagaya Monastery.
 
   
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Amarapura
   
Situated about 11 km south of Mandalay. It was founded by Bodawpaya as his new capital in 1783. Interest place are 208-meter long wooden bridge built totally with teak planks two centuries ago by U Pein, is the longest wooden bridge in Myanmar. It spans Taungthaman Lake, situated near Amarapura, with its farther end at Kyauktawgyi Pagoda. Bagaya Monastery and silk-weaving industries there are places of interest to visit. Close to Amarapura is the Mahagandayon temple the largest Buddhist monastery in Myanmar accommodating more than 1,000 monks during the Buddhist Lent.
 
   
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Mandalay
   
Mandalay was the last capital of the Myanmar before the British took over so it still has great importance as a cultural center and historically it’s the most Burmese of the country, is located in the central Myanmar, 668 km north of Yangon. Also known as Ratanabon-nepyidaw (meaning Gem City), it was built in 1857 by King Mindon. Mandalay’s Buddhist monasteries are among the most important in the country about 60% of all the monks in Myanmar reside in the Mandalay area, It is now the second capital and center of Myanmar's art, cultures and learning Buddhism . The exquisite tapestry works, stone sculpture, the traditional art of gold leaf home industry are worth a visit. Mandalay can boast of the largest standing during the reign of the benevolent King Mindon, he had commanded the experts to chisel the entire scriptures of Tipitaka on 729 stone slabs in 1857. The mammoth book still serves as reference to the learners in Buddhist teachings. Other interesting places are the Mahamuni Holy Image, the Mandalay Hill, and the Sagaing Hill where Buddhist Sangha and nuns lead a peaceful secluded life of meditation. It is also the commercial centre with rail, road, river and air links to all parts of the country.

   
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Mudon
   
Mudon, 29 km south of Mawlamyine, is well known for cotton weaving. The mountains to the east are a source of jungle food-deer, snake and other wild forest species for restaurants in Mudon itself. Just north of Mudon is Ayin Dam, a water storage and flood control facility that's also used to irrigate local rubber plantations. Kangdawgyi Lake is a tip-top picnic spot for locals. At the northern end of the lake stands, Kangdawgyi Pagoda named after the lake.
 
   
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Kyaikhtiyo
   
Kyaikhtiyo is the location of the incredible balancing boulder stupa. The small stupa sits atop the Gold Rock, a massive, gold leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff at the top of Mt. Kyaikto, over 1100 m above sea level. Kyaiktiyo is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Myanmar. It is an 11 km up-hill climb for the hikers from Kinpun base comp. There is also a steep winding road for 4-wheel drive cars from the base nearest point of the pagoda. And then walk the final stage about 1.5 km. There are many legends about the pagoda and the 'nats' or ‘sprits’.
 
 
 
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