Mandalay, Myanmar, the famous city of just more than a million people, has suffered from several major fires that destroyed many older buildings. However, Mandalay Hill is intact and still worth climbing via its 1,700 stairs. There are beautiful temples and shrines every 100 steps or so—you can also go up by minivan if the steps seem too strenuous. At the top, visitors have a great view of the city and the Ayeyarwady River.
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