Mandalay, The Golden City

Mandalay, the 'Golden City', capital of the last Burmese kingdom, was founded in 1857 by the deeply religious King Mindon in fulfilment of Gautama Buddha's prophesy. As legend has it, Gautama Buddha prophesied that on the 2.400th anniversary of his Enlightenment a great city and centre of Buddhist Teaching would be founded at the foot of the hill when he visited the sacred 'Mandalay Hill'....