Myanmar tourism always attracts tourists from all over the world because of its impressive place, national unique religion and sophisticated architecture. Let’s explore 10 places that you “can not miss” when coming to this country – the land of the Golden Temple.
Shwedagon Pagoda – a must-come place of Myanmar tourism
In Myanmar, many temples are built on this sacred land because the people here devoted to Buddhism. And the most worshiped temple here is Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Temple. This is also a must-come place of Myanmar tourism. The most remarkable of this temple: it is inlaid with 90 tons of gold, the top of the tower is attached thousands of colored diamonds, pearls, yellow rattles. Looking at the top of the tower, you will be “dazzled” by the brilliant light of the 76-carat diamond. So when you travel to Myanmar, don’t forget to come to Yangon and admire the most “expensive” temple in the world.
Shwedagon Pagoda – the highlight destination of Myanmar Tourism
2. Ngapali Beach
Ngapali is a destination of Myanmar tourism that attracts millions of tourists each year. Visitors that come to the of Bengal Bay will be seduced with this “paradise”, with the tall coconut palms running along the pristine white sand, turquoise sea water to the picturesque huts along the coast. All have made a pure, poetry and wild Ngapali beach. In addition to being in harmony with the natural environment, tourists can involve in may activities and entertainment games. Let’s experience the most popular adventure surfing, fishing on the beach or bike ride around the surrounding villages, enjoy the flavors of the countryside.
3. Sule Pagoda
The temple is located not far from the center of Yangon, near Shwedagon Pagoda. This is also an interesting place of Myanmar tourism, so after visit Shwedagon Pagoda, you should also come over the Sule Pagoda to see the architectural features of Mon ethnic people. Especially, around the pagoda, there are 10 bronze bells, on which carve the names of the people to donate and 8 Buddha statues – The symbol of the days in a week (the Wednesday day is the Buddha’s day, so it has two statues). The pagoda was built with a domed structure. From above, if you look down, the pagoda glitter like a magnificent palace in the fairytale
4. Inle Lake
Inle Lake means a large lake in English. Located about 600km from Yangon city, it was voted as one of the five tourist destinations in Myanmar that travelers should explore by the magazine world prestige Condé Nast Traveler. Come to Inle Lake, you will feel like returning to a peaceful childhood because of the quiet panoramic view of this lake. Staying here until sunset, when the sun falls down, the stream looks like being dyed red, creat a peaceful beauty that rare place can have. There are many places to visit around here, such as the architectural works of the ancient city Indein, the Phaung Daw temple, the dancing cat monastery…
Come to the Iinle Lake to experience life on the lake of people here
5. Ngwe Saung Beach
Along with Ngapali, the Ngwe Saung Sea is also a favorite destination of Myanmar tourism. The people here call it “silver beach”. So, if you want to admire its pristine beauty, coming to Ayeyarwaddy area, about 190 km west of Yangon, across from the Bay of Bengal. If you have a low budget but want to enjoy the blue water in the sea, enjoy seafood and participate in the interesting entertainment games, Ngwe Saung Beach can be the best choice for you. The hotel rooms here are very cheap, cost-effective dishes and the service prices are also very cheap.
6. U Bein Bridge
U bein is a bridge located on the outskirts of Mandalay, about 20km south of the city center. It has a length of 2000 km, was entirely made of wood, taken from the palace in Amarapura, when King Mindon moved his capital from here to Mandalay in 1857. People often say: standing at this bridge, you can watch the most beautiful sunset in the world. They often came to this bridge late in the afternoon to watch the sun fall and hide, after mountains far away. In a Myanmar tourism trip, young couples often sit here to share confide, the old monks often tell visitors the stories of Buddhism. Every afternoon, this legendary bridge welcome hundreds of tourists to visit and enjoy the beauty of the sunset.
7. Mandalay Palace
Mandalay Palace is located in Mandalay – an ancient capital that you should visit in your Myanmar trip. This is the last royal capital of Burma, so it is also known as the Royal Palace. Unlike other splendor palaces, it was entirely built of wood in the 50s of the 19th century with the traditional Burmese style. Visiting this palace, you can hear many stories about royal life, understand more about the history, culture of Myanmar. That’s why this is one of the most favorite destinations of Myanmar tourism. Traveling to Myanmar without visiting the Royal Palace, this is probably not a complete journey.
Mandalay Palace – the last royal capital of Burma
8. Mergui Islands
The beautiful Mergui islands is a wild place, no electricity, no internet. But it is still attractive to many visitors by the poetic beauty, not inferior to the world’s most beautiful beaches. When you come to this island, you will feel like this is your own territory. Tourists here are the people who like the adventure and desire to conquer the harsh nature. They dive down the beach with rays, sharks and dive deep into the ocean to see the colorful coral reefs. To explore the archipelago with 800 islands of varying size, guests can kayak themselves or take a boat of the native Moken here.
9. Taung Kalat Monastery
To reach the Taung Kalat Monastery – the most famous monastery in the world – a highlight of Myanmar tourism, you have to climb 777 new stone steps. It was built on the mountain of Popa, a volcano 1518m above sea level. This monastery is considered as the home of 37 mythical gods and goddess Nat, who protects the safety of the forest. When you reach the top of this mountain, you will see the panoramic view of Bagan city, feel the fresh atmosphere and you will definitely be happy with your efforts. If you are a Buddhist fan, the unique dignity of the religious architecture, Taung Kalat Monastery is a great destination for you.
10. Kyaikhtiyo Temple
Golden rock, a mysterious golden stone in Kyaikhtiyo Temple, is located in Mon State, Myanmar. The temple is only 7.3 meters high, but it can be said that the most unique in the world. Because it’s built on a large egg-shaped rock with a height of 1,100 meters above sea level, located at the top of the mountain. To reach the golden stone, tourists have to put footwear outside the gate and then conquer a long section of bare feet to the new place. If you stay here when night falls, you can admire the temple and stone in gold glowing light, shimmering in the smoke smells of those who come to pray.
With our share about 10 highlights of Myanmar tourism, hope that you will have memorable experiences while traveling to Myanmar