Flying time from Singapore 3 hours 35 minutes
Currency Burmese Kyat (MMK)
International dialling code +95
Climate The warm and wet season spans from April to October (24 to 38 degrees Celsius), with over 100mm of rainfall each month. The cool and dry season spans from November to March (13 to 35 degrees Celsius), with hardly any rain
Airport code MDL
Airport to city 45km
Airport tax USD23.25 for arrival tax and USD3.25 for departure tax for international flights
The second largest city in Myanmar and the last royal capital of Burma, Mandalay is today the centre of culture and religion in the country. Although the British shifted commercial and political activities to Yangon, Mandalay continued to be the main city of Upper Burma throughout colonial rule and even after independence in 1948. The city is home to the magnificent Royal Palace, as well as many other attractions built during the Konbuang Dynasty.
The Ancient City of Bagan, long considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, is accessible through Mandalay. The city also serves as the transit point for tourists visiting Inle Lake, a beautiful freshwater highland lake.