Mandalay is both of the big division and famous of Myanmar. The Urban area is 25 Square miles. (63.26 square miles) The population crowded city and grandeur for the famous pagodas, many landmark places. In 2007, its population is 1 million and nowadays it has 1.3 million. The clock tower is at the center of city. There are the famous powerful Mahar Myat Muni Statue which is the landmark of Mandalay. In Mandalay, there has two snake pagoda and other famous places are U Bein Bridge, Taung Thaman Lake, Yadanar Cave, four mountain Monument, Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda (Amarapura), Bargayar Monastery, Saunders’ Weaving School, Amarapura Palace, Thapyay tan fort and there are located the Mandalay municipal area especially in old Amarapura city.
It was famous as Bicycle City in past, now it was called as Motorcycle city because the city was developed in every sector. The Mandalay hill is located at the north of Mandalay city with many pagodas. You can see the beautiful and pleasure landscape from the top of Mandalay Hill. The Mandalay Palace wall, moat and beautiful landscape are located at the south of Hill and Shan mountain range is in the east and the Irrawaddy river is in the west of hill.
Mandalay is the center city for culture. The palace which was surrounded with moat and wall. The transportation sector develops with many ways for land, inland water, railway and airway. There are usually held the seasonal festival.
Especially, at the seasonal festival of Pagoda, they play with traditional orchestra team (drum circle), Drama and Comedy Team. Mandalay people are very wealth in words and according the proverb, “words in Mandalay, vaunt in Yangon and food in Mawlamyaing. The city of Mandalay is developing in each sector, one of the pleasure cities of Myanmar.