Planning to travel Myanmar in this season? This is the right time to visit Burma. Burma is a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddha’s in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquility of Inle Lake, Burma will excite, impress and intrigue you.
A visit to Burma is to experience the south-east Asia’s vibrant culture, history, and rarely seen sights. Come and be part of Myanmar Discovery Tour and discover a little bit of Burma’s magic – a variety of natural beauties and historical artifacts such as dazzling waterfalls, graceful lakes, enchanting caves, sparkling beaches, thousand year old golden pagodas and the unique cultures of different ethnic groups. The six must see natural, historical and cultural landmarks of Burma tour are presented here.
Yangon, Colonial Architecture and Shwedagon Pagoda
These are the three things that at first dazzle your eyes the moment you land in Burma. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. It is the most important gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush hot trees, shady parks and idyllic lakes, Yangon has earned the name of “The Garden City of the East”. Yangon has one of the highest numbers of colonial period buildings in all of south-east Asia, built during the British rule in Burma, which lasted from 1824 to 1948. The architectural heritage of Yangon is rich and evidence of the former British Empire is almost at every corner. Besides, the golden stupa of Yangon’s 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda shines over the city. Towering to a height of 326 feet above the city, Shwedagon Pagoda is the famous landmark noticeable from miles around. The pagoda is a majestic site and impossible not to notice when visiting the former capital of Myanmar. It is one of the wonders of the world and the most revered pagoda in Southeast Asia.
The visitors’ breathless site in Burma, is recognized as one of the miraculous wonders of the world. Bagan is the last royal capital in the country’s history. Considered one of the world’s most spectacular and significant archaeological sites, it consists of more than 2000 pagodas and temples built by the Kings of Bagan between the 11th and 13th centuries. The ancient city presents the rich cultural heritage of Myanmar and makes the area one of the archaeological centers of not only Asia and but in the world. Pagodas can be found mostly covered in reddish color and religious monuments which were built more than 1,500 years ago and it can be said that Bagan, is the most memorable place for visitors coming to Myanmar. Furthermore, visitors can also enjoy an idyllic sunset boat trip along the Ayeyarwaddy river.
A must see cultural landmark of Myanmar, is located between one of the most historical Ayeyarwaddy river. The location itself is considered the center of Myanmar culture. As it can be said that, Mandalay is nearer to Bagan and also the central of the country itself, as a result, various traditions and cultures can be found in the city itself which is why, every visitors should always go to Mandalay when they are in Myanmar not just only for sightseeing purpose but visitors can also see and observe different cultures and traditions of Myanmar in one place.
One of the top Buddhist landmarks of Burma, is a sacred place for Myanmar people. It is perched on the highest mountain of Paunglaung mountain range. The pagoda is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma. A glimpse of the “gravity defying” Golden Rock is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism. It is the best place for those who would like to have a legendary pilgrimage because the Golden Rock itself is placed on top of the mountain. As the golden rock gleams in different shades from dawn to, pilgrims’ chants reverberate in the precincts of the shrine. Due to the culture and belief in the Buddhism, most Buddhists offers lighting candles and some meditate and the offerings to the Buddha continues throughout the night.
The most fantastic beach for Burma tour, is one of the loveliest places in Myanmar. It is also one of the most unspoiled beaches in the world, with miles of pure white sands skirting the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Actually, Ngapali is not one single beach but it is a series of beaches interconnected with small fishing villages stretching from Mazin. There is no doubt the Ngapali is the perfect place for those who would like to enjoy the beauty of mother earth in one place where all the natural and marine animals like to inhabit.
A completely special dimension to the Myanmar travel experience, located in the Shan Hills in Myanmar is a freshwater lake with numerous villages against the foggy mountain ranges. This vast picturesque lake, 900 meters above sea-level, is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. The unique culture which visitors can find in Inle Lake is, fishermen have tendency to row boats using their legs and it is also a part of the Inle tradition itself. Other significant scenery that one can expect to see in the Inle Lake such as: floating tomatoes fields around the lake, gardens of flowers properly anchored to the lake bed with bamboo poles. Besides, the friendliness of the local people and their unique daily life activities spice things up a little bit better for visitors that they can enjoy a pleasant trip alongside the lake.
If you are seeking colonial architecture, countless temples, stunning landscapes and locals welcoming you with open arms, Burma tour will be the lasting experience in your life. Myanmar, one of the world’s most devout Buddhist nations, welcomes you with cultural, religious and historic sites, fascinating hill-tribe groups, and stunning natural beauty from mountains to lakes and an idyllic coastline. Beyond this, the country has flung its doors open to visitors, who will uncover a mix of British colonial-era architecture and magical temples, stupas and pagodas. The six must see landmarks of Burma, in overall, excite you throughout your life.