More than a century has passed since Mandalay lost its status as the last royal capital of Myanmar, but the city remains the hub of Burmese culture.Reminders of this storied past include the Royal Palace,monasteries and shrines dating back to the royal era,and workshops where skilled artisans continue to produce traditional handicrafts.Mandalay’s enduring dynamism is boosted  by its status as the main crossroads city for northern Myanmar,bringing together diverse ethnicities,religioins , and business interests.