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A List of '10 Best Places' to Enjoy in Myanmar 26 Feb 2013 Beginners Guide | 1 comments

You may not be able to fit them all into one trip, but here are the places and attractions that are exercising a magnetic force over tourists these days.


Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Yangon

The former capital, and still the largest city in Myanmar (Burma), Yangon is a heady mix of colonial, commercial and spiritual. Feast your eyes on the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda; feed your shopping habit on the vast array of traditional Myanmar arts and crafts; enjoy a warm welcome by longyi-wearing locals. Yangon’s in the far south of the country. Chances are, you’ll start here.

Mandalay


Mandalay

Written and sung about by so many Western artists, Mandalay is a fascinating and culturally diverse city. It’s the hub of upper Myanmar and its focal point is the spectacular Royal Palace. Also worthy of exploration are the many pagodas and temples that attract pilgrims from across the world. Mandalay is also well placed for visits to the great wilderness areas of the north.

Bagan


Bagan Archaeological Museum, Bagan

The ancient city of Bagan is a must for amateur archeologists, but it’s also a winner if you’re a fan of shining temples and seriously beautiful sunsets, preferably at the same time. Bagan has the highest concentration of temples in the country; its spire-jagged skyline leaves visitors breathless.

Inle Lake


Inle Lake

At an altitude of 880 meters (2,900 feet), this shallow freshwater lake in the Shan State is the highest in Myanmar. Its ecosystems and the traditional culture of its surrounding communities make it popular with tourists. The best time to visit is September/October, when the Hpaung Daw U and Thadingyug festivals take place.

Mount Popa / Taung Kalat


Taung Kalat

Close to Bagan in central Myanmar, Mount Popa is an extinct volcano rising to over 1,500 meters (nearly 5,000 feet) above sea level. The nearby Taung Kalat monastery, which sits on its own vocanic plug outcrop, is also a big draw. Visitors climb barefoot up 700 steps to see shrines and a the monastery, often accompanied by monkeys en route.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (‘Golden Rock’)


Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (‘Golden Rock’)

The Golden Rock is a sight that draws, amazes, and even converts people on a regular basis. It’s a small pagoda perched on top of a huge boulder, which in turn is perched on the edge of a cliff in the far south of the country. The secret to its gravity-defying success? It’s secured by one of Buddha’s hairs. Jaw-dropping. A must-see.

Pyin U Lwin


Pyin U Lwin | Source: http://iptouring.com

Pyin U Lwin town was built by the British establishment in the early 20th century as a place to escape from the heat of Yangon. It’s a cool slice of colonial life, populated with European architecture and lush, exotic gardens. City-dwellers and tourists alike now come here to unwind. Just an hour’s drive from Mandalay, it’s easy to reach and easy to love.

Pindaya and Kalaw


Statues of Buddha in the Pindaya Caves | Source: http://artprintimages.com

Located in the Mon State in central Myanmar, Pindaya and Kalaw are worth visiting for their respective insights into Myanmar art and culture. Pindaya’s famous limestone caves contain thousands of statues and images of Buddha; a trek from Kalaw to the surrounding settlements will offer an intimate insight into Myanmar’s hill tribes.

Ngapali Beach


Ngapali Beach

Probably Myanmar’s best-known beach (for now), Ngapali is situated on the Bay of Bengal, just a 45-minute flight from Yangon. With its miles of white sand, turquoise waters and green palms, it’s steadily creeping up the ranks of the world’s most paradisaical beaches, and is served by a number of attractive resorts. Book early to ensure your place in heaven.

Ngwe Saung Beach (Silver Beach)


Ngwe Saung Beach

This takes a little more effort to reach, but compensation comes in the form of a quieter paradise. Ngwe Saung Beach (Silver Beach)—also on the Bay of Bengal—is the longest stretch of beach in Southeast Asia, 15 kilometers (9 miles) of pure bliss. Tourists are increasingly choosing this as the place to spend their Myanmar beach holiday.


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Jsantos, Philippines
April 03, 2013
and Mergui Archipelago! that place is awesome

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