Traditionally the main form of city transport, pedal trishaws are now relatively rare except around the markets. Fares include city centre to base of Mandalay Hill for K4000 return and all-day hire from around K10,000.
The public transport system uses pick-up trucks that make regular lengthy stops, rarely leaving till jammed full. Route numbers are displayed above the cab in local script. Different coloured boards sometimes denote variant routings.
From 25th/83rd diagonally opposite Nylon Hotel:
From 84th St at 29th St:
Motorcycle taxis lurk near hotels and on many a city corner. Expect to pay K1000 for a short hop, K1500 across the centre, and K10,000 all-day hire within Mandalay (or K15,000 including Amarapura, Inwa and Sagaing). These drivers speak decent English:
Aung-Aung Friendly, helpful driver.
Ko Zaw Thoughtful, English-speaking motobike taxi driver.
Zimi Daughter of Moustache Brother Lu Maw, Zimi is probably the only female motorcycle taxi driver in Mandalay.