Popular Destinations in Myanmar
Bagan, located in Central Myanmar, only 4 hours away from Mandalay, is a multi-faceted city with a lot to explore. With more than 2,200 temples big and small from different periods, Bagan is one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites and it will surely enchant you with its mystical appearance. Come to Bagan, tourists can explore temples by foot, or a unique idea to enjoy a panoramic view of the Bagan temples is by taking a ride on a hot air balloon. You also should not miss taking a cruise down the Ayeyarwady river – the heartline of Myanmar and enjoy the scenic sunset.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest city in Myanmar and the industrial and commercial center of the country. Coming to Yangon, visitors cannot miss visiting the colonial-era buildings, beautiful churches, and famous pagodas of the country. The most prominent landmark in Yangon is Shwedagon Pagoda, which is more than 2,500 years old, making it one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Asia. Along with its many important historical sites, modern Yangon offers fine dining, art galleries, and day spas. Travelers can explore Little India and Chinatown to enjoy the local life and taste the amazing street food.
Mandalay, the former royal capital of Myanmar, is best known for its many religious attractions for Buddhis, from golden pagodas such as Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, to exquisite temples, grand palace monasteries as Mahagandayon Monastery, where hundreds of young Novices (Sanga) study Buddhist Literatures. Travelers can take a ferry crossing a small river to Inwa, the 400- year–old city and it was one of the most ancient cities of Myanmar. Climbing to Mandalay Hill to catch a beautiful sunrise or sunset will also give you a great panoramic view and experience in this city.
The largest and most stunning lake in Myanmar, Inle Lake, is situated on a plateau in the country’s eastern region. There are more than 200 settlements spread out and these distinctive homes may be seen around Inle Lake. There are many visitors that visit Inle Lake. On the lake, there are a number of water communities that are encircled by vegetable gardens. You can tell that the fisherman has learned the ability to use a single-foot boat. It is a distinct, age-old boating technique. The Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place from September to October, is the ideal time for visiting Inle Lake. One of the Buddhist holidays is this one. You shouldn’t skip Inle Lake, which is a well-known tourist destination in Myanmar.