Myanmar Famous Places

Myanmar ( Burma ) is known as “Golden Land” because of countless number of pagodas and temples, it also has a vast Topography which contains different type of environment from Alpine , mountain , jungles to coral reefs. Almost 90% of the population are devoutly Buddhist, this truly fascinating and spiritual country remains one of the most undiscovered destinations in the world. Immerse yourself in Burmese traditions, as you explore a culture that remains unchanged for centuries.

With a pleasing combination of old and new, Myanmar’s former capital possesses a peaceful atmosphere with colonial boulevards and tranquil lakes. This charming city is thriving by night with bustling streets filled with stalls selling everything from locally made handicrafts to fruits and cigars.

The city of Bagan was once the glorious capital of the first Empire of Myanmar. It is home to over 3,000 ancient temples and pagodas and is also the center for the manufacturing of lacquer ware.

Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar. Located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River and centered around the Royal Palace, Mandalay is within easy distance to former colonial hill stations, ancient cities and other cultural attractions.

Inle Lake
Stretching just over 10km wide and 22km long, this water paradise is inhabited by over 200 villages constructed on stilts. Visitors can witness the daily lives of the locals, including the ‘leg rowers’ who row their fishing boats with oars attached to one leg.

MT Popa
Mt Popa is a solitary peak topped by gold stupas. The Popa Taungkalat shrine is the favored home of 37 animist spirit entities, statues of which can be found at its base. To reach the top, you need to remove shoes and socks and climb the 777 steps to the summit. Along the way are a multitude of monkeys expecting treats, keep a tight grip on your things.

Golden Rock
The boulder is said to be anchored to the mountain by a lock of the Buddha’s own, ascendant hair. The boulder itself is decorated with leaves of gold, historically and contemporaneously affixed by monks as part of a pilgrimage to the location. The rock is a quite spectacular sight, especially at sunset when it’s lit up by the setting sun and electric lights gathering a huge crowd of pilgrims and monks.