This article by Zaw Zaw is from The Irrawaddy, an independent news website in Myanmar, and is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement.
Located to the northeast of the moat that surrounds the Mandalay Palace, this eponymous hill is a famous viewpoint for tourists and photographers hoping to capture daybreak over Myanmar’s last royal capital.
The Irrawaddy’s photographer Zaw Zaw got to the top of Mandalay Hill early on January 12, 2016, to await the rising sun. At a cool 12° Celsius, weather and location were perfect to capture the moment as the sun’s rays broke through Mandalay’s morning mist.
But sightseers be warned: You’ll have to get to the top before 6 am if you want to take in the full breadth of these misty memories.