Bob Hope and Bing Crosby went “On the Road to Mandalay” in one of their old “road trip” films, but the city has undergone many changes since then. A formal capital of Burma (now Myanmar), and the second largest city in the country after Yangon, Mandalay offers tremendous cultural diversity as evidence by the fact that half of the country’s monks and most of it’s millionaires live there. Whether you have millions or perhaps travel on a budget, CheapFaresNow can find you the best fares available to Myanmar or any other destination around the globe. We do this by negotiating with ticket consolidators and airlines for the best rates, and then add experienced agents and multiple Global Distribution Systems, so that we can find fares unmatched on any other travel site. We are so sure our fares are the best you can find that we guarantee it! Find a lower qualifying fare within 24 hours of booking with CheapFaresNow and we’ll refund you the difference. And let’s not stop there. Book your hotels and ground transportation with CheapFaresNow too, all on the same website.
You will be arriving at Mandalay International Airport, where you will be fascinated by the glamorous interior and high quality services. At a cost of $150 million US, it has been criticized as a symbol of military planning boondoggles, since it cost so much and is used so little. It is about 45 kilometers to the city, so a taxi fare will be about $8 US per person. Once there, you can walk or take short taxi hops to many interesting sites, including the jewel encrusted solid gold Buddha, the famous temples on Mandalay Hill, and the Royal Palace. Built in 1861, the walled city became a fort during British Colonial rule, reverting to the Royal Palace after independence. The old saying that “all roads lead to Burma” is somehow less romantic now. All roads now lead to Myanmar…literally! More specifically, all roads seem to lead to Mandalay, since it is at the hub of the nation’s road system. CheapFaresNow.com hopes you will enjoy your stay in Mandalay and we wish you a pleasant flight!