TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS WHICH YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IN MYANMAR
Myanmar is an ideal country that you should visit at least once in your life. It will be your great time to relax.
Bagan is land specialized for temples and pagodas. if you passionate with Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas, you should spend one day in Bagan. This place contains a lot of ritual buildings and became the capital of the First Burmese Empire from the 9th to the 13th centuries. The site that Marco Polo once described as the “gilded city” was home to around Buddhist 13 000 temples in its 11th-century heyday. Thousands of temples, stupas and pagodas remain, including the famous Ananda tempe with its sparkling gold spires.
2. Golden Rock
Golden Rock or Kyaiktiyo temple is located on the top of Kyaiktiyo with the height of 3615 meters compared with sea level. It in included by Mon state from Yangon more than 200 km. This Golden Rock is placed on the face of a huge rock, which makes Kyaiktiyo temple seems to be about falling in the ground. A staircase leads to the pagoda complex that houses several viewing platforms and Buddha shrines.
Yangon is a big city and yet not modernized city, withVictorian buildings, tree-lined avenue, lakes and parks and a bustling city centre of friendly vendors, colourful stalls and people going about in their daily chores dressed traditionally in their Longyi and flip-flap sandals. The Bogyoke Aung San market (also called Scott’s Market) is a must for every visitor and so is the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda – the prominent landmark of Myanmar. This first fundament of Shwedagon is believed to have been built more than 200 years ago, and the pagoda is revered by Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. Yangon is the gateway to Myanmar and has direct air links with Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, Tokyo, Seoul, Doha, Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Guangzhou, Kunming, Nanning, Gaya and Dhaka.
Mandalay was the last Royal Capital of Myanmar and is located nearly 700 km north of Yangon between the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River and the Shan plateau. Mandalay is considered the centre of Burmese culture, a city of artisans and a trading centre of goods in all directions. The geometric laid out streets, the many bicycles riders, the 8 km long moth and wall around the former Royal Palace, the pagodas and monasteries abound and the scared Mandalay Hill towering over it all, are some of its most visible features. In the vicinity of Mandalay Hill towering over it all, are some of its most former royal capitals and religious centers of Amarapura, Mingun, Inwa (Ava) and Sagaing, each worth visiting. Mandalay is another gateway to Myanmar and has direct air links with Bangkok, Singapore, Kunming and Chiang Mai.
5. Inle Lake
Vast and Serene Inle Lake if one of the top tourist attractions in Myanmar. Besides its considerable natural beauty the lake also attracts tourists for the stilt houses of the Intha, the descendants of Mon people from the far southeast. A typical day-trip on the lake, taken in a long, narrow boat with a noisy outboard motor, will stick to the northern reaches of Inle Lake. These trips also give you chance to visit small workshops in stilt villages, several pagodas and probably a market. Travelers are also likely to see fishermen propelling their boats using a distinctive leg-rowing technique, and other Intha residents of the lake tending to fruit and vegetabes on floating gardens. The best time to visit Inle Lake is in September and October when Hpaung Daw U and Thadingyug are organized.
6. Taung Kalat
Built atop an extinct volcano plug, the Buddhist monastery of Taung Kalat is one of the most breataking sites in Burma. To reach the monastery, visitors must climb the 777 steps to the summit. Along the way are a multiple of Macaque monkeys expecting treats. From the top of Taung Kalat, one can enjoy a panoramic view. One can see the ancient city of Bagan and the massive solitary conial peak of Mount Popa, the volcano that actually caused the creation of the volcanic plug.
Ngapali combines two words in this Southeast Asian country. It is Myanmar’s premier resort town, with white sand beaches lining the blue water of the Bay of Benal and luxury hotels. It is a great spot to chill out and just relax. Contrast this with its fishing village atmosphere with local restaurants serving the day’s catch and ox-carts doubling as taxis. Locals believe the town is named after Napoli (Naples) in Italy. Most people visit Ngapali November to March; the resort of the year it is a sleepy little beach town.
8. Mrauk U
Mrauk U is an important archological town. It was originally thought to be a fortress because of the thick walls, but the walls were made to protect temples from the fierce winds, not invaders. Stone temples can be found throughout the area. The medieval town was once an important Arakan capital and was an important trading city. Getting to this remote location involves a four-to seven-hour boat ride up a tributary of the Kaladan River. Travelers may want to bring rain gear at the region gets almost 1.2 meter (4 feet) or rain annually.
9. Ayeyarwady River Cruise
Myanmar’s longest river, the Ayeyarwady, also known as the Irawaddy, begins high in the Himalayas, carving Myanmar in half on its way to the Andaman Sea. It is navigable by large ships and boats in the lower elevations, and is fast becoming a popular river cruise destination. Cruises run between Mandalay and Bagan; both cities offer plenty of temples, pagodas and statues of Buddha. Between the two terminals, cruisers will see river villages and beakless dolphins, and travel through jungles and deep gorges.
10. Shwemawdaw Paya
Shwemawdaw Paya got its name, the Great Golden God, because the glittering gold that covers it can be seen for miles around. The diamond-studded top also is responsible for some of the giltter. At almost 114 meters high, it is the tallest pagoda in Myanmar. It is especially important to Buddhism because it contains several relics belonging to Buddha. Located in Bago, the 1000-year-old complex is highly ornate with smaller pagodas that also are gold-covered, statue and pavilions.