Mandalay, the royal Capital for only 25 years when the British invaded Upper Burma in 1885 and exiled King Thibaw to India. King Mindon moved the Capital from neighboring Amarapura and built the Royal Palace at the center of the new city, forming a perfect square. Surrounded by a moat, it had 12 gates – 3 on each side, marked with the signs of the zodiac built entirely of teak. Mandalay Hill Pagoda and Zay Cho Super Market are the famous tourist sites. Not to leave out the Kuthodaw where the largest book in the world can be seen.