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Mandalay - the very name evokes the splendors of Old Burma though most people are surprised to learn that Mandalay is not at all an old city but rather a new city created in 1857. Most of its former magnificence is gone, destroyed by fire that consumes wooden structures and by intensive bombing by the allies during the re-conquest of Burma in the Second World War. Mandalay is ethnically diverse with Burmans forming a slight majority as well as a sizeable population of Chinese forming up to...
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