Known as the land of fanciful natural beauty and unique old culture, myanmar today has become one of the most favorite destinations of international tourists in Asia. Come to myanmar, you will own a splendid opportunity to enjoy the antique architecture nested in the mist at every dawn of Bagan, admire the magnificent Yangon or immerse yourself in the quiet 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 noteworthy burma tours.
Yangon – one of the most beautiful myanmar destinations
The first destination to go to in myanmar tour is definitely Yangon. Being the capital of myanmar and now the largest city here, Yangon attracts tourists with featured habit, featured culture and the beauty of a green city.
There are a lot of green trees on either side of the street, the park is filled with lush old trees and colorful flowers. Airplanes to burma will mostly land in Yangon. Besides, Yangon has a crowded downtown with antique buildings and attractive European architecture. Many monuments such as the post office, the people's committee, the church tranquil retain primary architecture with high ceiling, arched door, exterior carved….
In addition, the rushed downtown area here is very lively. Take a stroll along one street of Yangon - one of the most well known Myanmarese place, you also may experience the life of Myanmarese people, admire Myanmarese man and woman in their colorful traditional “longyi” and find out the beautiful culture here.
Come to Yangon, you will contain 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 notice the glorious tower of Shwedagon Pagoda from tremendous 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 truly crowded with believers to worshipers as well as visitors. When you travel Shwedagon Pagoda, you must carry off your shoes, so carry 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 adventure is enjoying street food. The special taste and unique 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 road food while chatting happily with friends among the busy atmosphere of Myanmar's summer night will be a really unforgetable experience.
Bagan – ideal site for perfect burma adventure
If your favorite is a unique culture, which is a mystical religious beliefs, Bagan be able to be the next ideal Myanmarese place for you. Almost 4,000 temples and pagodas which scattered across a vast plain of Bagan are the most appealing to visitors to burma. Each temple has its contain 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 road.
Coming to Bagan in myanmar adventure, you may freely uncover this mysterious city with all kinds of vehicles such as 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' adventure 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 view of white cows, the longyi girls inviting tourists to buy a fresh flower worshipping Buddha and try the horse carriage, you could totally enjoy and enjoy a quiescent moment, hide far from rushed life. And you will hear your heart whisper prayers in this mysterious land.
Mandalay - the final royal capital of myanmar
Unlike crowded Yangon, silent Bagan, Mandalay has become one of the must-visit destinations in myanmar tours thanks to the old beauty of the antique buildings. As the final royal capital of myanmar, Mandalay also owns tremendous monuments, spacious pagodas with different architectural styles.
The first popular destination in Mandalay is probably the 1.2 km Ubein Bridge crossing a lake. This bridge is made entirely of solid wood. Come to Mandalay, you will also contain the occasion to admire the wonderful scenery of the sunset with the orange sun shining on the bridge. The sunrise in Mandalay is also splendid so do not miss it.
Leaving Ubein Bridge, you can travel the next famous site 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 numerous doors and corridors leading into the main area. Coming here, you will be impressed with the large gold-plated Buddha statue and the 4-meter-high, which is especially in the area that only allows men to enter, all women can 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.
ultimate experience which you should not miss in Mandalay for noteworthy myanmar tour is Mingun old village. Mingun is about 11km from Mandalay, so you can come here by road, but most of the international visitors to Mingun go by riverway.
Most visitors to Mandalay do not miss this impressive tourist place, because it houses tremendous 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 known for myanmar place we want to refer to 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 popular 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 site of fishermen and the tomato plantations lurking on the water.
If you've visited all the corners of Inle Lake, you may 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, relax those striking moments with your friends or family here can be an unforgettable memory. Riding on the Red Mountain where located both the known for vineyard and the winemaking location of the country is an enjoyable experience too.
After, you may drop yourself under a large tree and begin watching the whole Inle from above, relax a glass of wine under the cool sky, it will feel such as you’re in a quiescent countryside in France.
With these rich nature and pretty old cultures, burma is exactly one of the favorite tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Get ready for a good experience in myanmar. And if you want to inclue an unforgettable trip with convenient and professional service, take burma tour with us.