MANDALAY CITY TAXI

Let Me Show You MY MANDALAY

MANDALAY CITY TAXI

Hello, I am Mr. Ko Ye

Find me at 2 locations or contact me by phone.
Directly in front of…
The Triumph Hotel
(on 26th Street at 57th St)

GPS: 21.983322, 96.080567

Directly in front of…
The Mandalay City Hotel
(on 26th St between 82nd St and 83rd St)

GPS: 21.981423, 96.122799

Local Calls:
09 402 574 701
09 979 356 959
International Calls:
+95 9 402 574 701
+95 9 979 356 959

MANDALAY

IS A CULTURAL CAPITAL

ABOUT US

Tourism in Myanmar has grown at a very fast pace of late. Along with this prosperous growth comes the potential for many a scam. Not on my watch. Mandalay City Taxi is just me.

Hello, my name is Ko Ye. I have lived here in Mandalay City for 40 years. I am married and have a wonderful daughter.

I speak English but continue studying to better my understanding and pronunciation.

I grew up here in Mandalay and know a lot about my city. I can show you all the sights and help you experience all that this historic city of Mandalay has to offer. I give very personalized tours.

MANDALAY

THE INDESTRUCTABLE HEART OF MYANMAR
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.

MANDALAY CITY SITES

Mandalay Hill
In the old days you had to climb Mandalay Hill on foot, a long and gruelling journey. Nowadays visitors can take a shared pick-up for a handful of kyats and hang on to their dear lives (downhill is even scarier). The pick-ups leave every twenty minutes and bring you to the foot of the hill pagoda, where an entry fee of US$3 is collected and footwear is prohibited. The pagode offers nice views of Mandalay and the surrounding plains. One can also rent a private pick-up for 5000 Kyat or so, a more comfortable option since the shared pickups can be very crowded.
U Bein Bridge
The U Bein is a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar. The 1.2-kilometre (0.75 mi) bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Construction began when the capital of Ava Kingdom moved to Amarapura, and the bridge is named after the mayor who had it built. It is used as an important passageway for the local people and has also become a tourist attraction and therefore a significant source of income for souvenir sellers. It is particularly busy during July and August when the lake is at its highest.
U Bein Bridge
Waterfall Hill (Ye Dagon Taung) is located on the east side of Mandalay, where you can have outdoor sports. Especially caving and rock climbing is the most favourite one since it is not spoiled, nor crowded and not far from the city.
U Bein Bridge
Visit at around 4.30-5.00a.m for the amazing ceremony of washing the buddha’s face, which occurs every day and is attended by hundreds of people.
U Bein Bridge
This is Myanmar’s second holiest pilgrimage site. It is a 4-metre high Buddha statue, made of gold and decorated with precious jewels. The image was brought from Rakhine State, southeast of Mandalay.
Zegyo Market
Zegyo Market is a collection of bazaar street markets located near the city centre.

DAY TRIP OUTSIDE MANDALAY

U Bein Bridge
A former British hill station in a lush alpine forest. The small town contains a variety of colonial relics, and is most famous for its botanical gardens (modelled on England’s Kew Gardens). Also known for the Defence Services Academy, the top-ranked military academy in Myanmar.
U Bein Bridge
Best known for the Mingun Bell (one of the largest bells in the world), is just a boat ride away.
U Bein Bridge
Sagaing (20 km to the south-east), has many Buddhist temples and monasteries, especially on Sagaing Hill. Have lunch on the hill with a view of the valley.
Old Ava
This antiquated looking and very charming Bagaya Monastery was built in 1834 by King Bagyidaw (impressive and awe-inspiring monastery entirely on very thick teak log stilts with superb wood carving craftsmanship)

CONTACT

Directly in front of…
The Triumph Hotel
(on 26th Street at 57th St)

GPS: 21.983322, 96.080567

Directly in front of…
The Mandalay City Hotel
(on 26th St between 82nd St and 83rd St)

GPS: 21.981423, 96.122799

Local Calls:
09 402 574 701
09 979 356 959
International Calls:
+95 9 402 574 701
+95 9 979 356 959

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