Mandalay’s famed gem market awaits approval to reopen

Mandalay’s Maha Aung Myay gem-trading centre remains in limbo as regional authorities continue to monitor COVID-19 in the country while deciding whether to allow the centre to reopen. On Sunday, a team from the Mandalay city mayor’s office inspected the market’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as by installing washbasins, providing hand […]

Monsoon hits Mandalay’s tourism

Popular destinations in Mandalay have seen a significant decline in the number of tourists arrivals this month, as the monsoon season has arrived. The wet season runs from May to September. “Visitor numbers have declined during May. Yet, tourists from Thailand and China visit Mandalay almost every day. In the past years, boat drivers had […]