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Myanmar travel destinations

Travel to Myanmar (Burma) is a new travel trend in recent years. One of the mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world, Myanmar attracts tourists because of its cultural and geographical diversity which has retained much of its historic and unique character. Explore top 5 great attractions in Myanmar and the country's wonderful uniqueness.


Top 5 Myanmar DestinationsYangon is a large and yet not modernized city. Today Yangon is not only the most important commercial and political centre of the country but also a tourist attraction to any visitors. In almost all Myanmar Tours, Yangon is usually the first stop. There are many things you can do and see in this wonderful city. Shwedagon Pagoda must be the first name in your mind. This spectacular golden pagoda – it is also called The Golden Pagoda – is the religious symbol of Myanmar and also the most famous landmark of Yangon. Besides, you can visit the 2,500-year-old Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Market (known as the Scott’s Market) or head to the central Yangon for a shopping at the mall. In Yangon, you also can take part in the Circular Train (1$ and passport) or join in the cooking demonstration or take a cooking class with the guide of an expert chief.


Top 5 Myanmar DestinationsMandalay was the last Royal Capital of Myanmar and is located 668 km north from Yangon. Mandalay is considered the centre of Burmese culture, a city of artisans and a trading centre of goods in all directions. The value of Mandalay lies in that it is a repository of late Myanmar history. Mandalay embodies all the elements of Myanmar’s ancient educational, social and cultural system. Mandalay is the home and guardian of the best traditions of Myanmar music and dance. Travel to Mandalay, the travelers can visit the Mandalay city, Mandalay Hill, Mya-nan-san-kyaw Golden Palace, the old city walls and the moat; Mahamuni Image of Buddha, which is the most revered and sacred site of Mandalay; Kyauk-taw-gyi Buddha, white Marble huge seated image of the Buddha carved from a single block of stone; Kuthodaw Pagoda with the entire Buddhist scriptures inscribed on 729 marble slabs, known as the “World’s Biggest Book”; Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), a superb example of a traditional Myanmar wooden monastery.


Top 5 Myanmar DestinationsBagan is the capital of Myanmar’s first dynasty. It was built by King Anawrahta in 1044 and located about 193 km south of Mandalay. There are about 2000 temples and stupas spreading in 42 square kilometers of desert like plain on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. All those red bricks and stucco religious monuments were built during 11th to 13th century. The magnificent temple architecture, incredibly fine mural or frescos paintings, brilliant stucco carvings, and the most elegant Buddha images, all are telling motifs of the sublime culture of the ancient Bagan dynasties.

Inle Lake

Top 5 Myanmar DestinationsInle Lake is just 22km long and about 11km wide, and at 1328 meters above sea level. The lake is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Shan State with full of floating vegetations and houses. The lake dwellers are one-legged rowers. They are well-known for it. They are called as “Inthar” meaning people of the lake. There are about 18 villages around the lake. They are Buddhist and about a hundred Buddhist monasteries as well as a lot small pagodas can be found. The floating water hyacinth is the major products of this region. Visiting Inle Lake, the travelers can buy many hand made products such as bags, baskets are made from water hyacinth. Other vegetations are tomatoes, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, eggplant, garlic, onion, betel, melon, papaya and banana. Some villagers also grow rice. The Inthars also make their living by fishing. The silk dresses and clothes of Inle are popular among local and foreign visitors. Inle also produces silverware.

Mrauk U

Top 5 Myanmar Destinations

The old capital of Rakhine (Arakan) was first constructed by King Min Saw Mon in 15 century and is located in the north-western corner of the country. It was the centre of a mighty kingdom and one of the richest cities in Asia trading with the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Today the city remains little of the original city except for the many interesting temples and stupas, partly in ruins, dotting the small hills around the new town of Mrauk-U. It is famous for its old temples with wall paintings and religious statues showing the Indian cultural influence.

Beside 5 above destinations, if you have a Myanmar holiday, you can visit some other attractions in Myanmar such as Ngapali Beach, Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing Travel, Monywa Myanmar, Bago, etc. Booking a Myanmar tour is not a problem now. All of you can book online by just a click.

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