Until the time of British colonialism and to this day, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a country shrouded in a veil of mystery and charm. Legendary kingdoms, magnificent landscapes, diverse people, architectural and archaeological wonders. Let’s take a look at some of the most incredible places that will take your breath away. Yangon Renamed “Rangoon” during British rule, Yangon is one of the most “unlit” cities in the world (as well as the whole country), but it has perhaps the friendliest people. The “garden city” of the East, here is the holy of holies of Myanmar – the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is 2 years old. 500 feet tall, the Shwedagon is covered in 325 tons of gold, and its pinnacle can be seen shimmering from anywhere in the city. The city has many exotic hotels and restaurants, a thriving art scene, rare antique shops, and fascinating markets. Here you can even enjoy the nightlife, full of a kind of energy. Yangon is a city like no other.
Bagan Bagan, full of Buddhist temples, is truly a heritage of devotion and monuments to the power of pagan kings who ruled for several centuries. This city is not only a surreal find, but also one of the greatest archaeological sites on Earth. 2 “surviving” temples are presented and available for visiting here. Mandalay On the one hand, Mandalay is a dusty and noisy shopping center, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. For example, the Mandalay array. The main beauties here consist of 2 shrines of Myanmar, the gilded Maha Muni Buddha, the picturesque U Bein Bridge, the massive Mingun Temple, 600 monasteries. Mandalay, for all its dustiness perhaps, should by no means be overlooked. Lake Inle One of the most popular and beautiful places to visit in Myanmar, Inle Lake is known for its unique fishermen who line up on their canoes, standing on one foot and paddle the other. Despite the growth in tourism, Inle, with its beautiful water bungalow hotels, still retains its indescribable magic floating in the air. Around the lake grows 70% of Myanmar’s tomato crop. “Golden Stone» in Kyaikto
Located about 5 hours from Yangon, the Golden Stone is the third holiest site in Myanmar, after Shwedagon Pagoda and Maha Muni Buddha. The history of this gilded natural wonder perched precariously on a mountainside is shrouded in mystery, like Myanmar itself. Legend has it that a single hair of the Buddha saves him from falling a thousand miles down a gorge.