Best Time to Visit Mandalay for Pefect Weather
For tourists who love monuments or Buddhist temples and statues, Mandalay is one of the top destinations not to be missed. Not only visiting the temples but also you can experience many other interesting things in this city. Mandalay is the second-largest city in Myanmar and is considered the city of sacred temples, those temples have brought beauty to this city. Coming here, tourists are easily overwhelmed with a white and gold covered the whole constructions. Let's find the best time to visit Mandalay to have an unforgettable trip through our articles.
Best time to visit Mandalay
Mandalay is located in the Irrawaddy River, in central Myanmar, and has a tropical climate, the average temperature is around 27oC. Mandalay has 3 main seasons in a year: the dry season, hot season, and rainy season. The dry season from November to February (the next year) is known as the high season here due to the nice weather with pleasant temperature, it also is the best time to visit Mandalay. However, if you want to visit Mandalay, remember to book accommodation and flight ticket, etc. early because it is always full of tourists during this time. Tourists should bring water along to stay hydrated in the dry season.
The dry season is the best time to visit Mandalay
March and April are in the hot season along with searing heat and lower rainfall. You should protect yourself with sunglasses, a hat, and high SPF sunscreen to avoid the high UV radiation. From noon to 4 p.m, inside activities are more suitable than going out because it is too hot outside.
From May to October is the rainy season as well as the low season, it is the best time to get a cheap Mandalay trip. The southwest monsoon in May will bring rain shower to Mandalay. The high rainfall must affect your traveling such as: delay the flights, create difficulties for traveling and some destinations are not able to visit. In the rainy season, there is a higher rate of dengue fever so you should try not to expose your skin and apply mosquito medicine to avoid mosquitoes.
The best time to get a cheap Mandalay trip is from May to Oct
Best tourist destinations in Mandalay
- Mandalay Hill
Arriving in Mandalay, the first thing that impresses tourists is a 230m high hill in the center of the city. This hill is the place that has marked the period of extremely prosperous Burmese Buddhism. Coming to Mandalay Hill, you will have the opportunity to visit and explore many ancient Buddhist architectural works. Not only that, but Mandalay hill is also an extremely great place for you to see the whole city of Mandalay from above.
- Mandalay Palace
The next destination that you should not miss when traveling to Mandalay is the Mandalay Palace. This is a large and majestic palace system built on an area of up to 413 hectares. The palace was built in the period from 1857 to 1859. Surrounding the palace is a solid fortified wall system, carved and decorated extremely sophisticated.
- Maha Myat Muni Temple
Inside Maha Myat Muni Temple
Traveling to Mandalay without visiting Maha Myat Muni Temple is an extremely omission. Mandalay has many beautiful temples. One of the most beautiful and famous temples in Mandalay is Maha Myat Muni Temple. The most special feature of this temple lies in a bronze Buddha statue with a height of 4m and weighs up to 6.5 tons. The statue is affixed with hundreds of rubies and diamonds.
Above are some Mandalay travel experiences that you can learn when before traveling to Mandalay.
You also can find our Mandalay tour packages which can help you plan a trip easier and faster.
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