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Chinese magazine’s depiction of Mandalay palace causes anger in Myanmar

The monthly magazine China Today is under fire over its cover photo for a story on China-Myanmar relations. The cover of the June issue featuring the old palace walls in Mandalay with a reflection of a Chinese palace wall in Mandalay’s moat has gone viral this week. Social media commenters said the picture undermines the […]

7 companies have expressed interest in Mandalay palace restoration

MANDALAY—Seven companies have submitted expressions of interest (EOI) to develop Mandalay Palace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy, as a historical park, according to the Mandalay regional government. EOIs were invited for submission beginning June 17 and the regional government received seven EOI applications through the first week of July. The deadline […]

Concerns grow over safety of ancient tower in Mandalay

Concerns are growing over the structural integrity of the watchtower in Mandalay Palace, home of the last Konbaung Dynasty, and one of the most popular tourist spots in the country, said people in the tourism industry. The 24-metre-tall tower, located in the southern part of the palace compound, is popular with visitors as a vantage […]

Tourist Arrivals in Myanmar’s Second Largest City Up 26 Percent in 2017

Tourist arrivals in Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay in the north increased by about 100,000 or 26 percent correspondingly, hitting 483,784 in 2017, according to a latest statistics of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism of Mandalay region. In 2016, 385,031 world tourists visited the last royal capital, a year-on-year rise from 2012’s 160,795. […]

Thai SMEs encouraged to invest in Mandalay

Thailand’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to invest in Myanmar, especially in Mandalay, a region with abundant natural resources, strong agricultural production and growing demand for Thai goods. Speaking at a seminar in Mandalay sponsored by Bangkok Post Plc and Asset Pro Management Co, Nuttaphong Visitkitchakarn, who sits on the executive committee […]

Mandalay palace to be restored

MANDALAY, 3 April 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Culture has invited tenders to undertake a major renovation of Mya Nan San Kyaw Palace in Mandalay. Eleven Myanmar media reported that this is the second tender for the renovation of the palace. The first tender was opened in 2013, but finalised. In July 2013, the Ministry of […]

Mountain Bike Race to Mandalay

Competitive cycling in Myanmar took a step forward last weekend when the third leg of the inaugural Cycle and Make a Difference Charity Series hosted the country’s first-ever nighttime mountain bike race. Held on March 27 – as part of a three-day cycling competition that also included a road race on March 28 and a […]

Businesses Bid for Tourist Exploitation of Historic Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Division’s government said it is privatizing the tourist exploitation of the historic Mandalay Palace complex, the abode of Burma’s last kings, the Konbaung Dynasty. In August, several firms were invited to submit a tender to manage commercial exploitation and ticket sales at the famed Mandalay Palace complex, said Nyo Myint Tun, a supervisor of […]