Mandalay, Myanmar

Built along side the Ayeyarwady River, Mandalay combines Myanmar's royal history and the preservation of spiritual traditions. The royal heritage can be found at the Golden Palace Monastery with its exquisite wood carvings. The spiritual heart is enshrined at Mahamuni pagoda, housing the most venerated Buddha statue in Mandalay.

The large seated image is so greatly revered that layer upon layer of gold leaf, placed as a mark of homage by a ceaseless flow of worshippers, have distorted the true shape of the statue. Only the highly polished face, gazing serenely is untouched.

With its wood-carving, stone sculpting, gold-leaf-making and cheroot rolling, Mandalay comes across as a kind of huge oriental bazaar. The shopping hub of upper Myanmar, this is where the colourful hill tribes come together and mingle with the townspeople.

The nearby Sagaing Hill provides stunning panoramic views. The pagoda-studded hill at Sagaing ranks as one of the most imposing sights in the whole of Myanmar, with the view also taking in the Ayeyarwady River itself - a reminder of how the river serves as the very lifeline connecting all the major sights Myanmar has to offer.

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Kyat (MMK)
Language – Burmese
Electricity – 2 vertical Square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus six and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code +95

Transport Links – The usual way to get into Myanmar would be to fly into Yangon from either Bangkok or Singapore, both which have good connections from around the world and have several flights into Yangon daily.

Port Overview

Cruise Date Nights
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-10 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-11 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2019-12-11 7
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2019/20 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2019-12-13 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-18 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2019-12-18 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-18 4
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-18 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2019-12-18 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-19 2
Pandaw II, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2019-12-23 10
Kalay Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2019-12-23 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-25 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2019-12-25 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-26 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, New Year Celebration ex Mandalay Return 2019-12-26 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-27 2
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2019-12-28 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2019-12-28 4
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2019-12-28 7
Orient Pandaw, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2019-12-29 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-01 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-01-01 7
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2019/20 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-01-02 10
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-05 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-08 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-01-08 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-08 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-01-08 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-09 2
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-11 7
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-11 7
Orient Pandaw, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-12 4
Kalay Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-12 10
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-13 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-15 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-01-15 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-15 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-01-15 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-16 2
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-21 4
Kanee Pandaw, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-01-21 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-22 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-01-22 7
Kha Byoo Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-22 10
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-22 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-01-22 7
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2019/20 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-01-22 10
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-23 2
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-25 7
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-25 7
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-01-25 7
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-29 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-01-29 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-01-29 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-05 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-02-05 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-05 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-02-05 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-06 4
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-06 2
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-02-08 7
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-02-08 7
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2019/20 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-02-11 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-12 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-02-12 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-12 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-02-12 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-13 2
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-14 4
Pandaw II, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-02-17 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-19 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-02-19 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-19 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-02-19 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-20 2
Kha Byoo Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-02-21 10
Kalay Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-02-21 10
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-02-22 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-22 4
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-02-22 7
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-02-26 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-02-26 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-01 4
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2019/20 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-03-02 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-04 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-03-04 7
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-03-07 7
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-03-07 7
Orient Pandaw, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-03-08 4
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-09 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-11 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-03-11 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-17 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-18 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-03-18 7
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-03-21 7
Orient Pandaw, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-03-21 7
Orient Pandaw, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-03-22 4
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2019/20 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-03-22 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-25 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-03-25 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-03-25 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-04-01 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-04-01 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-04-02 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-04-08 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-04-08 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-04-10 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-04-15 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-04-15 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-07-19 4
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-07-25 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-07-26 4
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-07-27 4
Sanctuary Ananda, Monywa Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-07-29 4
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-08-04 4
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-08-08 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-08-09 4
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-08-12 4
Anawrahta, Exotic Chindwin ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-08-19 11
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-08-22 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-08-23 4
Sanctuary Ananda, Monywa Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-08-26 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-09-02 11
Anawrahta, Exotic Chindwin ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-09-03 11
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-09-05 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-09-06 4
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Gorges of the Far North ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-09-16 11
Sanctuary Ananda, Monywa Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-09-16 4
Anawrahta, Exotic Chindwin ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-09-17 11
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-09-19 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-09-20 4
Sanctuary Ananda, Monywa Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-09-23 4
Sanctuary Ananda, Monywa Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-09-30 4
Anawrahta, Impressive Gorges ex Mandalay Return 2020-10-01 7
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-10-03 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-10-04 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-07 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-10-07 7
Anawrahta, Impressive Gorges ex Mandalay Return 2020-10-09 7
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-14 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-10-14 7
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-10-14 10
Anawrahta, Impressive Gorges ex Mandalay Return 2020-10-17 7
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-10-17 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-10-18 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-21 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-10-21 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-21 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-10-21 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-22 2
Kha Byoo Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-10-24 10
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-24 4
Kalay Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-10-24 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-28 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-10-28 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-28 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-10-28 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-10-29 2
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-01 4
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-11-03 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-04 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-11-04 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-04 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-11-04 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-05 2
Kanee Pandaw, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-11-05 10
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-09 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-11 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-11-11 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-11 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-11-11 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-12 2
Kha Byoo Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-11-13 10
Kalay Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-11-13 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-11-14 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-11-15 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-18 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-11-18 7
Anawrahta, Impressive Gorges ex Mandalay Return 2020-11-18 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-18 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-11-18 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-19 2
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-11-23 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-25 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-11-25 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-11-25 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-02 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-12-02 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-03 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-09 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-12-09 7
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-11 4
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-12-13 10
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-16 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-12-16 7
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Highlights of Myanmar ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-16 3
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Ayeyarwady Adventure ex Mandalay Roundtrip 2020-12-16 7
Kanee Pandaw, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2020-12-16 10
Belmond Road to Mandalay, Taste of Myanmar Cruise ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-17 2
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-19 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-23 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-12-23 7
Kha Byoo Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-12-23 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-12-26 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2020-12-27 4
Anawrahta, Ancient Capitals ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-29 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay to Bagan 2020-12-30 4
Sanctuary Ananda, ex Mandalay Return 2020-12-30 7
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-01-02 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-01-09 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-01-10 4
Kanee Pandaw, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-01-10 10
Kalay Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-01-12 10
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-01-22 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-01-23 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-01-24 4
Kha Byoo Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-02-01 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-02-06 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-02-07 4
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-02-11 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-02-20 7
Kha Byoo Pandaw, Pagan & Upper Irrawaddy (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-02-21 10
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-02-21 4
Kanee Pandaw, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-02-21 10
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-03-03 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-03-06 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-03-07 4
Kanee Pandaw, Golden Land (Downstream) ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-03-19 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-03-20 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-03-21 4
Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise 2020/21 ex Mandalay to Yangon 2021-03-23 10
Pandaw II, Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-04-03 7
Pandaw II, Downstream Cruise ex Mandalay to Pagan 2021-04-04 4

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