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Expat Alert! Myanmar a Great 'Hardship' Posting
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MockDonald’s Discovered Operating in Yangon
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Main Attractions

Myanmar is a land of wonders both natural and manmade. If you’re searching for ideas for your next vacation, look no further: Here is a short list of some of the best places to explore in this beautiful country.

Visit the thousands of sacred stupas that dot the land... take in the views on a cruise along the Irrawaddy River... ride majestic elephants across the mystical Bagan plains... explore bustling marketplaces in Yangon selling all manner of handmade wares... journey to unspoiled hill-tribe villages... this is a country of rivers, mountains, jungles, coastal villages, and so much more, a land that has remained largely unchanged for centuries.

Explore and enjoy!

Yangon City Hall
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Yangon City Hall is located in the heart of Yangon, the county's largest city.
Unwind on the Irrawaddy (or Ayeyarwady) River
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The Irrawaddy River is Myanmar's largest and flows the length of the country before entering the Andaman Sea.
Shwenandaw Monastery
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Part of King Mindon's royal palace, the Shwenandaw Monastery is an anomaly among the sites of worship.
Escape to Soft Sands and Peace of Ngapali Beach
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Located in Rakhine State near Thandwe, Ngapali Beach is one of the most well-known coastal areas.
Kothaung Paya
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With 1,000 Buddhist statues on its grounds and within its halls, the Kothaung Paya is impressive.
Ngwe Saung Elephant Camp is Interactive
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Opened in 2000, this area attraction is an elephant camp that is an easy drive from the beaches.
Chaungtha
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Chaungtha is a 5-hour drive from Yangon, and is a village that is best known for its beach and resort.
Bayin Nyi cave
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The complex is situated around the base of a series of low hills near the banks of the Dondami River.
Mt. Zwekabin
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In the background of the Thanlwin River stands Mt. Zwekabin, which is 723 meters high.
Kyauk Kalap
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The Kyauk Kalap Pagoda is situated on top of a tall and thin limestone rock formation.
Phowintaung
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Phowintaung is a complex of Buddha caves that is located on the banks of the Chindwin River.
Shwegugale Paya
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Tourists are attracted to Shwegugale Paya because of what surrounds it.
Mya Tha Lyaung
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Located close by the Shwethlyaung temple, the Mya Tha Lyaung temple is one of the newer in the region.
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda
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Just when Buddhist temples and pagodas begin to look the same, Myanmar will surprise its visitors.
Stupas at Kakku
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The stupas at Kakku were built upon an area designed to look like the Buddha's footprint.
Mount Hkakabo Razi
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In tropical Myanmar (Burma), the slopes of Mount Hkakabo Razi can often be seen glistening with snow.
Puta-O
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If you're headed to Khakabo Razi National Park, you can't go wrong by putting up in the town of Puta-O.
Indawgyi lake
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The largest inland body of water in Southeast Asia, Indawgyi Lake is the centerpiece of a wildlife sanctuary.
Majaw Lisu Village
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This rustic village is a two-hour walk from Puta-O, and a great place to view the majestic Himalayan Mountains.
Bhamo
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Until the 19th century, Bhamo was the nexus of trade between Burma and China; caravans from India would stop here before moving farther into the Far East.
Thamanya Monastery
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Located just outside the Kayin State capital of Hpa-An is Thamanya Monastery, the final resting place of its former abbot, Thamanya Sayadaw U Vinay.
Natma-Taung National Park & Mt Victoria
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The 3,053-meter-high Natma-Tuang (formerly Mount Victoria) is a sky island where the flora and fauna at its upper elevations are dramatically different.
Thanbokde Pagoda
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The two towering white elephants that stand at the entrance to Thanbokde Pagoda are only a taste of the spectacular Buddhist architecture within.
Golden Rock Teeters on the Edge
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While the pagoda itself is not much to write home about, what the structure is perched on will catch and hold your attention.
Lumpi Marine National Park
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Once closed to foreigners, the Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago was opened in 1997 in a deal with Thailand and dive operators.
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