Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a unique place and there are many unique places to visit in Myanmar. It is undergoing transition, yet keeping its ancient and authentic feel.
The country has 3 distinct seasons.
When is the best time to visit?
Travelers are still discovering undisclosed destinations and attractions such as pagodas and lakes of Yangon, Mandalay and its suburbs, Myanmar beaches, Buddhist archaeological site of Bagan and we can (and will) go on.
So without further ado, let’s get started!
Yangon is packed with religious structures from every religion, from Hindu temples to cathedrals, you will even see mosques and synagogues in Myanmar’s former Capital.
At the same time, the colonial quarter has a lot of gems if you appreciate architecture. Make a time leap, imagining yourself back to the colonial era or take a circular train around the city.
This second largest city lies in the north of Myanmar. It is big, busy and noisy, but easy to visit as the streets are well organised, and for those who get lost easily, a palace is in the middle of the city and will help you to find your way. We strongly recommend the places around Mandalay, such as:
Such as visiting the Eiffel tower in France or the site of Angkor in Cambodia, visiting the temples of Bagan is a must-do during a trip to Myanmar, not to mention the sunset. Bagan is a large Buddhist archaeological site of over 50 square kilometres.
The most beautiful spectacle in Bagan is the sunset, we recommend to see it from the Shwesandaw temple.
Discover numerous fishermen and Intha villages, living around the lake in stilts houses.
Explore the floating villages and be amazed by Intha’s ingeniosity and learn about their culture and how they are growing their floating gardens.
One of Burma’s most sacred Buddhist sites is this sacred boulder. It is a massive stone on the edge of a cliff with a pagoda on top of it enshrining a hair of the Buddha.
The rock that appears to be gold is a granite boulder. Experience an atmosphere of devotion, surrounded by the burning candles, the chanting of devotees, offerings and the smell of incense.
One of Myanmar’s most famous beaches, Ngapali is located 7km away from the city of Thandwe (Sandoway). White, soft sand, coconut trees, beach bungalows… sounds like the description of relaxing in paradise, does not it?