On a hill near Mandalay, in Sagang, overlooking the Irrawaddy River is an imposing pagoda where the visitor is greeted by a bronze stature of a rabbit eating a carrot ... The rest is more classic. Buddhas and stupas and above all a breathtaking view of the Irrawaddy river and the many pagodas in the area.

 

about the place, Mandalay:

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Mandalay is Myanmar's second city after Yangon (Rangoon). Founded in 1857 by King Mindon, Mandalay became the capital of the Konbaung dynasty in place of Amarapura.

It was also the last royal capital of Burma before annexation by the British in 1885. However, it remained a leading commercial and cultural center during the British era.

The city was devastated during the conquest of Burma by Japan in World War II and it became part of the newly independent Union of Burma in 1948.

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Mandalay, Myanmar