Myanmar is a country with many fascinating historical and traditional features, which is gradually becoming an extremely popular tourist attraction. Considered as an emerging culture that is gradually entering the modern world, with many ancient temples and unspoiled nature, this is really a country with many things worth learning and exploring. In 2015, people voted the government to vote for the first democracy in more than half a century and opened it to visitors from all over the world.
Inle Lake is a destination not to be missed when visiting Myanmar. It attracts you by the simple life of the locals around the lake, the river life, the beautiful landscapes that span the whole day. To explore the Inle Lake area, you only have one option: take a motorboat. A motor boat can carry 4 tourists and costs about $ 10 / day, with life jackets and sun umbrellas. To rent a boat you just go to the pier and contact. You should stay in Inle 1 night to fully explore the nuances of this place.
The second largest city in Myanmar after Yangon, and is one of the most popular destinations and transit points for Myanmar tourists. Attractions include: wooden Shwenandaw monastery, Kuthodaw Paya pagoda with the largest book in the world, Mandalay hill, Royal Palace, Mahamuni pagoda with Buddha image with real gold leaf, U-bein bridge – tree The world’s longest wooden bridge and monastery in Amarapura.
Is an important archaeological city located near the western border of Myanmar. Marauk-U is the second largest temple center of Myanmar tourism , just after Bagan. Temples here are built of stone bricks, unlike the temples built of mud bricks and clay in Bagan. The typical temples are Shite-thaung, Htukkanthein, Koe-thaung, Andaw-thein, Lemyethna, Ratana and the Ngu Nhan pagoda cluster. The most majestic and archaeological significance is Shite-thaung temple.
Swedagon Paya Temple
Shwedagon Paya is one of Yangon’s most famous temples, you definitely have to visit this temple. The pagoda stands on the top of Singuttara Hill, and according to legend that position has been a sacred position since the beginning of Time. The temple has 4 gates, if taking a taxi you should ask to drive to the main gate. Open daily from 6: 30-22: 00.
The temple attracts visitors by the unique style of Buddhist temple of Theravada Buddhism, but it has some features different from the pagoda in Thailand. The pagoda has a typical yellow color, in the evening, the pagoda is lit with bright neon lights in the heart of Yangon. The temple also owns a large stupa garden, with many traditional materials such as wood and modern as corrugated iron roofs. It can be said that this is a typical temple, typical of Burmese Buddhism.
Like temples in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, before you go to the temple you should wear long clothes, it is important that you have to remove sandals or shoes outside. Experience is that you should bring a bag, put your shoes in and then put in your backpack, and freely walk barefoot in the temple (applies to all religious sights in Myanmar).
Referring to Myanmar, visitors will probably think of the ancient capital of Bagan, the capital of the first dynasty, built by King Anawrahta in 1044. Bagan has more than 2,000 temples, stupas spread over an area of 42 km2 on the shore East of the Ayeyarwaddy River. These constructions were built from the 9th to the 13th centuries with intricate sculpting details, reflecting the typical culture of Myanmar people.