Known as the land of fanciful natural beauty and featured antique culture, burma today has become one of the most favorite destinations of international tourists in Asia. Come to myanmar, you will have a splendid opportunity to relax the antique architecture nested in the mist at every dawn of Bagan, admire the luxurious Yangon or immerse yourself in the silent beauty of the sunset on Inle Lake. If you are planning a trip to myanmar, this article is a useful guide showing you 4 favorite destinations which you should not miss for one of the most worth remembering burma journey.
Yangon – one of the most captivating myanmar destinations
The original place to visit in myanmar tour is definitely Yangon. Being the capital of burma and now the largest city here, Yangon attracts tourists with special tradition, unique culture and the beauty of a green city.
There are a lot of green trees on either side of the road, the park is filled with lush antique trees and colorful flowers. Airplanes to myanmar will mostly land in Yangon. Besides, Yangon has a crowded downtown with ancient buildings and attractive European architecture. Numerous monuments like the post office, the people's committee, the church peaceful retain first architecture with high ceiling, arched door, exterior carved….
In addition, the busy downtown area here is very lively. Take a stroll along one road of Yangon - one of the most known for Myanmarese site, you also be able to experience the life of Myanmarese citizen, admire Myanmarese man and woman in their colorful traditional “longyi” and find out the attractive culture here.
Come to Yangon, you will possess a splendid chance to go to one of the most important religious sites of Yangon as well as Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda.
Visitors may even realize the glamorous tower of Shwedagon Pagoda from numerous locations in the city. The entire area of Pagoda has gold-framed Buddhist buildings with elaborate architecture, but the main tower remains the center of attention for all believers and visitors.
Shwedagon Pagoda is open from 4 AM - 10 PM every day. It's really crowded with believers to worshipers as well as visitors. When you get to Shwedagon Pagoda, you must take off your shoes, so take comfortable shoes and put them in your backpack. Note that when visiting the pagoda at noon, the heat at this time will make the brick background extremely hot. You need to be careful when walking barefoot.
Another interesting experience that you should not miss in Yangon on your myanmar tours is enjoying street food. The unique taste and featured processing of street foods of Yangon cuisine always make the tourists surprise. Here are some distinctive dishes that you should enjoy: E Kya Kway, steamed yellow beans, Roti, Koh Pieh, Koh Puo, Samosa salad, Mont Lone Yay Paw...The feeling of enjoying delectable Yangon street food while chatting happily with friends among the rushed atmosphere of Myanmar's summer night will be a really memorable experience.
Bagan – suitable site for perfect burma tours
If your favorite is a special culture, which is a mystical religious beliefs, Bagan could be the next suitable Myanmarese site for you. Nearly 4,000 temples and pagodas which scattered across a vast plain of Bagan are the most appealing to visitors to myanmar. Each temple has its possess story associated with each dynasty or citizen at the time it was built. Here, there is no incense smoke, no noisy festival but only the pagodas, the top of the tower, the antique moss-covered brick wall by the side of the street.
Coming to Bagan in burma adventure, you be able to freely uncover this mysterious city with all kinds of vehicles like walking, horse carts, bicycles, electric motorcycles, motorcycles, and taxis. In particular, the most special transportation which makes the difference of Bagan is hot air balloon. Hot air balloons are heated every day to prepare for visitors' journey at any time of the day. If you travel around Bagan with a hot air balloon, you need to pay $400 for almost an hour of flying in the sky. Hot air balloon will help you relax all spectacular views in both antique and new Bagan as if two halves of the past and the future. This experience also let you admire the picturesque landscape of Bagan by a unique method.
With an extraordinary spectacle of white cows, the longyi girls inviting tourists to buy a fresh flower worshipping Buddha and try the horse carriage, you be able to totally relax and relax a still moment, hide far from hasty life. And you will hear your heart whisper prayers in this mysterious land.
Mandalay - the ultimate royal capital of burma
Unlike crowded Yangon, still Bagan, Mandalay has become one of the must-visit destinations in burma adventure thanks to the ancient beauty of the old buildings. As the ultimate royal capital of burma, Mandalay also owns many monuments, spacious pagodas with different architectural styles.
The original renowned place in Mandalay is maybe the 1.2 km Ubein Bridge crossing a lake. This bridge is made entirely of solid wood. Come to Mandalay, you will also own the opportunity to admire the fantastic view of the sunset with the orange sun shining on the bridge. The sunrise in Mandalay is also amazing so do not miss it.
Leaving Ubein Bridge, you may travel the following popular destination in Mandalay: Maha Muni Pagoda. Maha Muni is Mandalay's holiest pagoda, which is second only to Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon in terms of its popularity. It is truly spacious and pretty, with many doors and corridors leading into the main area. Coming here, you will be impressed with the broad gold-plated Buddha statue and the 4-meter-high, which is especially in the area that only allows men to enter, all women could only see the statue from the outside. Get inside and you will feel the sacred atmosphere, as well as the cult of the people with their faith.
final experience which you should not miss in Mandalay for worth remembering myanmar journey is Mingun antique village. Mingun is about 11km from Mandalay, so you may come here by street, but most of the international visitors to Mingun go by riverway.
Most visitors to Mandalay do not miss this impressive tourist destination, because it houses numerous of Myanmar's most important historical sites, most notably the Mingun Pahtodawgyi ruins, built by red bricks which if completed will be the largest brick Buddhist architecture in the world with a planned height of 150m. It was built between 1790 and 1797 under King Bodawpaya, but due to the economic decline, this wonderful work was halted and left unfinished after the king's death in 1813.
Inle Lake – flawless stopping site for your burma adventure
The last famous myanmar site we want to mention is Inle Lake.
Located at an altitude of about 889 m above sea level, surrounded by majestic mountains, and covering an area of about 220 km2, Inle Lake is not only renowned for its picturesque majestic natural beauty but also the residence of the Inthar (a minor ethnic group of Myanmar). Inle Lake today become one of Myanmar's favorite destinations. It is also the gathering destination of fishermen and the tomato plantations lurking on the water.
If you've visited all the corners of Inle Lake, you be able to not miss the spectacular sunset scenery here. An orange glow from the sky gradually diminished, brightening a corner of the sky; the scene becomes twinkling fanciful. Visitors will totally be bewildered in front of this calm and romantic space. Taste some traditional food, enjoy those brilliant moments with your friends or family here be able to be an unforgettable memory. Riding on the Red Mountain where located both the renowned vineyard and the winemaking location of the country is an enjoyable experience too.
After, you may drop yourself under a broad tree and begin watching the whole Inle from above, enjoy a glass of wine under the cool sky, it will feel such as you’re in a tranquil countryside in France.
With these glorious nature and captivating ancient cultures, myanmar is exactly one of the favorite tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Get ready for a splendid experience in burma. And if you want to own an unforgettable trip with convenient and professional service, take myanmar tours with us.