Things to Do in Myanmar
Visit Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
The Shwedagon Pagoda is a must-see site in Yangon and is the giant and most prominent Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Further, it is Yangon’s most elevated point and is stated to be “the three significant historical locations in Southeast Asia” concurrently with Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur Temple in Indonesia. One of the most prominent pagodas in the entire world, it represents Myanmar. You must not skip it if you travel to Myanmar. You can’t blink to avoid missing its majesty, magnificence, and golden brilliance. The entire area appeared more fantastical and mystical than ever, especially when the sun sank and coated it in a golden hue.
Discover Inle Lake
Inle Lake is a quarter of a floating water garden called “Floating Island.” These floating islands may be drawn by a rowboat or lifted and lowered in response to lake fluctuations. The surroundings and temperature of Inle Lake are wonderful and amazing. It is the ideal summer destination, and sitting by the lake will permit you to experience its peace and comfort. Furthermore, Inle Lake is also known for its distinctive one-legged boating. The fisherman uses one foot to lean on the side of the boat while the other foot is stopped in the water by a paddle. It appears to be quite challenging and calls for a high balancing skill.
Watch the sunset at Mandalay Hill
A hilltop called Mandalay Hill – home to several temples is a fantastic place to view the sunset. It doesn’t matter if it’s a gilded temple with a pristine teak construction, an 800-ton pagoda filled with marble Buddha sculptures, or Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the “world’s largest book.” Whether you are a Buddhist, you should still be aware of how these ancient religious civilizations have come to be. The purity and piety of the Burmese Buddha are palpable from the mountain’s ground to its summit.
Explore Pyin Oo Lwin
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) is east of Mandalay, a one and half hour’s drive are the foothills of the Shan Plateau. Those desiring to flee from the humid warmness of Mandalay, previously known as Maymyo. You can relish the lyrical, dreamy, poetic, and verdurous sightseeing in National Kandawgyi Park. Besides, feel the rhythm of the sound in Pwe Kauk Waterfall and touch the cool water to refresh and heal your soul. If you take a trip to Pin Oo Lwin, do not miss visiting Peik Chin Myaung Cave where you can touch the lava overhead and discover more of the Buddha statues.
Visit Mandalay Ancient Cities
Mandalay is believed to be an unhurried and aged municipality. There are four primary ancient cities here: Amarapura, Inwa, Sagaing, and Mingu. You cannot miss crossing the small river by ferry boat to make a delightful excursion by horse cart at Inwa. Besides, it must be worth driving to Mahagandayon Monastery where hundreds of young Novices study Buddhist Literature with strictly obeying the regulations of the Monastery. Next, proceed to Sagaing Hill – the living center of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Depart to Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit Settawya Pagoda, Mingun Pahtodawgyi, and the world-renowned ringing Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda.