Yangon, the ancient capital of Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake have been popular tourist sites in Myanmar for a long time. There are reasons for this success. Indeed, during your tours in Burma, you will be surprised by the beautiful architecture of pagodas, the sanctuaries, the monasteries. Your Myanmar trip will bring you unforgettable experiences by immersing yourself in the unspoiled nature of the Inle Lake, learning more about the culture of ethnic minorities.
Paya Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is still the economic, cultural, social and tourist center of the country. This is the unavoidable stop of most tours in Burma. By visiting Yangon, tourists will be overwhelmed by the great architecture of pagodas. Paya Shwedagon Pagoda is the most beautiful ones in Myanmar. It has become the pride of the people in this country. In addition, tourists can visit Botataung Pagoda, Chinatown or Bogyoke Aung San. The evenings in Yangon are also very lively and busy with colorful shops, traditional dishes sold to travelers in Myanmar.
Sunset in Bagan
Bagan is an ancient city in central Myanmar. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan which existed between the ninth century and the thirteenth century. During the prosperous period of this kingdom, more than 4,000 pagodas, temples, and monasteries were built. Today, 2,200 relics are still preserved there. Bagan is considered an archaeological city, a unique tourist landmark in the itinerary of your trip to Myanmar. The most amazing feature for visitors is the peaceful and gentle atmosphere of Bagan. You can cycle around the temples or climb to their summit to witness the magnificent sunset or sunrise.
Sunset on the wooden U Bein Bridge
Mandalay is the second largest city of Myanmar, after Yangon. It is also a very interesting destination for tourists. The most attractive place in Mandalay is the wooden U Bein Bridge. The bridge was built by the people in the ancient village of Amarapura in 1800. They used thousands of teak boards to cross Lake Taungthaman. The U Bein Bridge, with its 1.2 km length, is the longest teak ones in the world. It is considered the best place in the country to admire the sunset. In Mandalay, visitors can participate in activities such as cycling tours to the city or visits to sculpture workshops of gold leaf. They can also explore Maha Muni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery or enjoy street food and visit Inwa by boat.
The Inle Lake
Practice fishing on the Inle Lake
The Inle Lake is a place that visitors should definitely visit in their Myanmar travel. It is not only a large lake, where the landscape is natural, lyrical and romantic, but it is also the common house of ethnic minority communities living here. The only way to visit Inle Lake is by boat. Visitors can admire the floating wooden houses, a wooden bridge, or the fresh flowerpots in Nyaungshwe Village. The Inle Lake is also inhabited by the Inthar people from the Padung, known for the long-necked women. They celebrate festivals that reflect their unique culture. Visitors can go to the Inle Lake at any time of the year, but the ideal time is September and October when a great number of festivals take place.
If you want to try a Myanmar travel, do not hesitate to contact the travel agencies in Asia. They are real experts who can give you excellent advice tailoring to your budget and needs. Thus, a dreamlike holiday in Myanmar awaits you.