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Ornate and majestic while at the same time intimate and cosy, Hotel by the Red Canal is our favourite hotel in Mandalay. Charming complimentary add-ons such as Asian knick-knacks and free drinks at cocktail hour are indicative of the accommodating and welcoming spirit of the Red Canal Hotel.
There are 25 suites that are categorised by four of the ethnic groups in Myanmar: Chin, Kachin, Rakhine and Shan. Some come with outdoor stone showers, others with balconies looking over the garden, others sitting upon the little stream that runs through the hotel.
The spillage of empires has been mopped up. Mandalay remains Myanmar’s cultural capital.