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Yankin Hill

Yankin Hill (Burma)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
10 minutes by car from Mandalay
When to go
From November to March
Minimum stay
Less than a day

Reviews of Yankin Hill

Marc Sigala Travel writer
67 travel articles

5 km to the east of Mandalay, the hill scattered with pagodas is not as spectacular as the other sites that you can see during your stay in Burma (today known as Myanmar), but the site has the immense advantage of not being invaded by tourists.

My suggestion:
A visit to Yankin Hill is far from essential, but it is nonetheless an excellent outing if you are in Mandalay with a few days to kill.

I recommend you make the effort to climb Yankin Hill, if only for the view. The rice paddies of Mandalay and the foothills of the Shan mountains offer a view that I am not about to forget.

The climb only took me about ten minutes. Between the trees and the stone steps that lead to the top of the hill you will come across several golden statues of fish, deer and Buddhas, to which it would be welcome to make an offering. You will enjoy the full view from the summit and will be able to pay tribute to the statue of a sitting Buddha that you will find there. From there, I recommend you pay a short visit to the Atula Maha Mya Kyauk pagoda, which is truly beautiful.

View of Yankin Hill