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Mandalay is a quiet, mid-sized city shoulder to shoulder with limestone hills east of town. Mandalay is the home of Myanmar's first sport climbing at Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Taung). Steve Davis initiated the first bolting effort and established the earliest routes on what is now known as Steve Wall. From what I understand, his efforts catalyzed the creation of the Technical Climbing Cub Myanmar (TCCM). Steve then brought Tyler Hoffart who finished bolting Steve Wall and bolted the entirety of Fire Wall and Monk's Life Wall with Winko.

There are several hostels to choose from in Mandalay for varying price ranges. You can use taxis or rent a motorbike or bicycle to transport yourself around. Motorbike cost from 8,000MMK to 15,000MMK (1USD is 1,000MMK) per day, and they can be rented at many of the hostels.

If you have a bigger party, you can rent a truck or van at the bus station. A day trip to Waterfall Hill and back should cost you around 30,000 MMK.

Getting There

Mandalay is accessible from Yangon by plane via local airlines tickets cost ~$100. You can also travel to Mandalay via overnight bus which will run you ~$10.00 each way. Bus tickets are available through several travel agencies scattered throughout Yangon, and busses leave from Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal google.com/maps/place/Aung+Min... every night for Mandalay. Busses are relatively comfortable with reclining seats and aircon.

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Steven Brian
Tucson, AZ
Steven Brian   Tucson, AZ
Great work here, Andrew. For the record, my name is Steven Davis, not Steven Brian. "Steven Brian" is my Facebook name. Jun 24, 2015

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