Myanmar is a country full ofcharm. It is the most virgin country in Asia from the tourist point of view.
Allthe beauty and charm of its people and its landscapes, will give a spiritual experience.Myanmar is an ideal country for those who have previously traveled through SoutheastAsia and seek a little more adventure.The tourism industry has beenupdated to meet the demand of tourists’ activities, such as hiking, mountainbiking, gastronomic tours, balloon rides and river cruises. They have recently openedair routes that open this wonderful land to the world. But for the moment isone of the countries who preserves better its rich culture, historical temples,and exuberant landscapes.
The people of this countryhave a unique and sincere smile. They are humble and close people, who is curiousto know and help tourists. On the contrary of other countries in Asia, theywould never lie to you or try to cheat on you. What to seeYangon, the largest cityYangon is the main city ofMyanmar.
Most people arrive or leave the country from their airport. One of themost famous attractions of the city is the Schwedagon pagoda (Buddhist temple),which is believed to be the oldest in the world. You can also climb the SakuraTower from where we could see the views of the city. If you want to take a walkthe best place is the center where most of the buildings of the colonial eraare located.Pyay, a village on the way northPyay is a small town betweenYangon and Bagan that few people visit, and that is perhaps what makes it moreinteresting. The village is quite beautiful, you can eat by the river, climbthe pagoda to the Shwesdanaw Paya or rent a bicycle and discover the surroundings.
Bagan and its 4000 templesBagan is surely the mostpopular destination in Burma. Few tourists are left to lose the more than 4000temples scattered across the Bagan plain. Ideally, you can rent a bicycle andexplore the area, visiting the most famous temples: Shwezigon Paya, AnandaPatho, Thatbyinnyu Pahto, Gawdawpalin Pahto and Dhammayangyi Pahto, althoughyou do not need to enter to everyone. Actually, the best experience in Bagan isto climb one of the highest temples to watch the sunset. It is an almostmystical experience. Inle LakeInle Lake is another of theessential places, next to Bagan, the most famous place in Myanmar.
Thisfantastic lake is 22km long and inhabits different tribal villages that havelived in the lake for hundreds of years, some of them in authentic floatingvillages. One of the best-known characteristics of the inhabitants of the lakeis its way of rowing: standing on top of the boat and moving the oar with theleg. Mandalay, the old capitalMandalay is the second largestcity in the country and the former capital of the country before the Britishinvasion.
In the city itself what no one should miss is the market and MountMandalay Hill (during the evening). The Palace, is another of the most visited attractions.since the entrance is quite expensive. It can be seen from outside. We recommendthe surroundings of Mandalay, which are perhaps what makes it interesting tovisit the old capital, due its cultural richness; Mingun where the largest bellin the world is located, the largest pagoda in the world that was not finished,the white pagoda and the longest teak bridge in the world. Other town to visitare Sagain, where you will find several pagodas, and Monywa where there is thelargest erect Buddha in the world. Kalaw andtrekking to Inle LakeKalaw is a small village surrounded by mountains. Itis a good place to do excursions.
The most popular excursion is the one thattakes you in 2 or 3 days to Inle Lake. Being in Kalaw you can also make otherexcursions, like climb a nearby mountain in 1 or 2 hours and enjoy great viewsof the town. Ngapali,beach townOne of the most famous beach towns. It is the maindestination for those who are also looking for some relaxation on the beach.
It’s on the east coast.Kyaiktiyo andthe golden rockKyaiktiyo is a small town where you can visit theGolden Rock. It is a giant rock on the edge of a cliff, which inexplicablyremains there, about to fall but without doing so.
Inside the rock they saythat one of the Buddha’s hair is found, a relic for Buddhists.