Around Mandalay, the upper Myanmar
by Chan Myae of whatismyanmar.tumblr.com
About 2 years ago
If you would have chance to explore Mandalay, don't limit yourself in the city only. Here are some you should go.
1)Amarapura (1/2 day)
Calm and religious city with several monasteries. U Pane Bridge with wooden poses is a must-see there.
2)Innwa (1/2 day)
Adjacent to Amarapura and a nice tourist spot but not jam-packed like in Bagan. Don't miss the Mal Nu Temple, Bargayar Monastery and Innwa Museum. You can take a cow-cart there, too!
3)Sagaing (1 day)
It will take at most 3 hours to arrive at Sagaing from Mandaly. In Sagaing, your best friend will be Ayeyarwady River. Plus, you will find out several pagodas and temples mostly in white colour which will give you a different look.