TOP THINGS TO DO IN MYANMAR
Myanmar is a mesmerizing country in South East Asia on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast. Filled with thousands of years of history its culture has been shaped by Indian, China and neighbouring country Thailand. Filled with temples, pagodas and charmed by friendly people and exotic culture Myanmar lends itself as a wonderful travel destination.
The country only opened its door to the world from 2012 and so you can expect the most authentic Southeast Asian experience.
Our insider travel expert from Tour Yangon, Mr. Myint reveals some of the top things to do in Myanmar:
Located in north Myanmar, Bagan lies by the side of Irrawaddy and is filled with 2,500 Buddhism stupas dating back to 10th century. It is probably the best place in Myanmar to travel back in time as you encounter the faded architecture as well as the ancient statues and temples. In many Myanmar Tour Packages and travel guide books you will see Bagan by sunset and sunrise which is a real treat. For a truly magical experience then try a hot air balloon ride and see the sunrise from above.
While many visitors choose to travel by air or road, river cruises differ in many ways. It gives you a chance to embrace the remote areas including those along Irrawaddy and Chindwin River. Remote sites such as Bhamo or remote Pyay are simply worth visiting and can be accessed via the river cruises.
These days, there are a number of cruises you can choose from depending on your comfort level (superior travel through to Luxury).
EXPLORE INLE LAKE
The iconic attraction of Shan state, Inle Lake is simply magnificent for culture and landscape. Once you step into the residence of Inthar fishermen you will be surrounded by a unique floating garden, over-water villages and grand lake views. Inle has more than just a lake to discover. It has a rotating market, attracting colourful hill tribes from many nearby villages in their traditional customs. It also has tempting cuisine that you wonâ€™t be able to resist. We recommend you spend at least 2 days to soak up the Inle atmosphere!
One of the least visited region in Myanmar, Mrauk U is a must see as itâ€™s one of the biggest archaeological sites in Asia. Youâ€™ll be surprised by the historical site of Arakan era, the Royal Oalace, the huge monastery and tranquil life. For the keen photographer youâ€™ll have an amazing view of Mrauk U forest and ancient temple. This has been a popular feature photo by many of the years. It should be mentioned that Mrauk U is home to the tattooed faces hill tribe whose sealed culture is interesting to uncover.
No visit to Myanmar is complete without visiting Ngapali Beach. Stretching over 3km in the Bay of Bengal, Ngapali Beach offers white sandy beaches fringed with palm lines and doted by fascinating villages. It offers gentle waves yet you will not feel bored as chances to see local life, doing water sports and other activities are plentiful.
Myanmar has countless destinations for adventurer travellers. Those fancy trekking will love to hike in Kalaw or Pindaya. If you are into surfing then you can to Ngwe Saung Beach and finally if you love to motorcycle you can immerse in the mountainous road called Burma Road from Lashio to Mandalay.
If you are looking to visit Myanmar than you will need to apply for a Myanmar Visa .
Hope you enjoyed our things to do in Myanmar guide. Until next time!
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