Top 8 Places To Visit In Myanmar
Explore in Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s landmark, the amazing golden temple, and the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar (Burma), located on the hill of Singuttara Hill, Yangon (Rangoon), with its legendary of 4 holy relics buried underneath the temple. A place where local people always be for their deferential and belief in Buddhism.
Walking Locally to downtown Yangon, visit tourist attractions and Brits colonial building leftover the place. Take a walk through the park and head to the lake of Kandawgyi to see the only beautiful Karaweik Hall (golden barge shaped as Karaweik bird) known as the Karaweik Palace, floating on the lake.
Night Sightseeing after dark, back to see the most stunning and sparkling golden glims pagoda of Shwedagon. The temple is viewable as it is on the hill with the golden light.
Hiking on Bago
The Golden Rock located on top of Kyaikhtiyo mountain. Taking a one-day private taxi over 4 hours drive from Yangon. Need to hop on a truck, shared with local people (always packed) the only vehicle that allowed. Either taking another truck, hike around 15-20 minutes, or a cable-car to reach the temple.
Shwemawdaw Paya on the way back to the city, take a break at Bago Shwemawdaw pagoda with huge giant mythical lions guardian watching over the entrance. It is known as the tallest pagoda in Myanmar.
Pagodas all in Bago area, there’s plenty of pagodas every 5 minutes drive, just choose your favorite spot for the sunset view over the temple.
Tanned at Ngwe Saung
Sunset Eskala Resort a few minute’s walk from Ngwe Saung town down to the coast. The resort is extremely huge with beautiful palm trees and the best location for a gorgeous sunset view over the swimming pool.
Cleaned and Quiet wonderful white sand, holding your lover walking along of its distance with a lovely environment, jumping for a swim to cool down and get tanned after your deep sleep on the beach.
Love Island located in the middle of the Ngwe Saung coast, attached to the mainland by wide white sand. Short hiking through the jungle on the hill. In between, you meet the twin rocks.
Twin Rock The Kyauk Maung Nama Pagoda known as the twin temple on the top of two rocks facing the ocean.
Adventures Of Bagan
Mount Popa is the region of Mandalay, southeast of Bagan (Pagan) just about 60km from town. Take a taxi in the morning stop at the palm village to taste the tradition of palm sugar then head straight to Popa Mountain Resort for the best view of Mount Popa.
Afternoon Ride, back from Popa, rent an E-bike to explore a thousand Bagan Temples. It’s a bit dusty but the best way to explore and so much fun.
Sunrise Bagan, joined Grasshopper Adventure Bike Tour for the sunrise on a special spot, waiting for the sun to come up with Bagan hot air balloons.
Morning Ride, after the sunrise finished, headed back to town for a local breakfast. Then start the morning tour from Grasshopper office located in Old Bagan.
Sunset Bagan, because there are thousands of temples in Bagan, that’s why we rent another E-bike to explore in the afternoon once again, riding the bike from temple to temple, looking for the best spot of sunset view.
Experience In Kalaw
Hiking And Feel The Cold, taking a night bus from Bagan to Kalaw, arrived late night on the next morning. Kalaw is a beautiful small town and it absolutely freezing, make sure you got jeans and jumpers on. It’s very mountainous, a place where travelers start their hike and camp.
Amazed Pindaya Cave
Sacred Place, a very popular tourist attraction, known as a golden cave with thousands of golden Buddha statues located on a limestone ridge next to Pindaya town. The cave is huge, with its golden light, reflected on the inside green stones, make the cave looks stunning and the outside view is gorgeous.
Fondness Of Inle Lake
Inn Dein, to visit Shwe In Thein Paya, Inn Dein stupas and temples. It is the farthest place on the itinerary of the tour so you might need to visit it first and the rest after.
Sunset On The Lake, once you have done places on the tour, (floating farm, floating village, wood and sigaret workshop, long neck lady, silver shop..etc) you are now sitting on the boat in the middle of the lake to see this amazing sunset over mounts and the lake.
Mingun, a tourist attraction place outside of Mandalay, along the western bank of the Irrawaddy River to visit the four highlights of temples (Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun Pahtodawgyi and the Lion of Stone).
U-Bein Bridge, one of Myanmar’s landmarks and the most highlight to see in Mandalay, the longest teakwood bridge cross the entire Taungthaman Lake, very popular and touristic.
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