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What to see in Myanmar

Myanmar Attractions


Myanmar is a dream destination for those who enjoy off-the-beaten track travel, and the sightseeing in the country incorporates scenic wonders, remarkable religious sites, and many historical attractions. Myanmar is rapidly growing in popularity with travellers and it is easy to see why: names like Burma and Mandalay have romantic connotations in the global imagination and Myanmar has somehow remained a mysterious and exotic land, troubled politically but with myriad treasures to compensate.

Thousands of ancient and intriguing temples, each one unique, await visitors in Bagan. The floating villages of Lake Inle allow travellers to drift into another culture and lifestyle. The city of Mandalay draws visitors with its scenic surroundings, royal palace complex and the Mahamuni Buddha. The pristine Ngwe Saung coastline attracts people with its white sands and unspoiled beauty. The astounding Shwedagon Pagoda will blind you with its gold and gems, standing sentinel over the city of Yangon. The home of famous pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, on University avenue in Yangon, is an important attraction for many visitors. Myanmar's many bustling markets will challenge and enchant and the country's sacred sites are moving and lovely. The Burmese culture is ancient, proud and, in many ways, profound, and will keep tourists thoroughly occupied.


Bagan

Bagan is quite simply one of Asia's most astounding sights, an impossible collection of thousands of temples and monuments…

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Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke is a wonderful market for tourists arriving or leaving Myanmar, and not only for shopping, as the market is the…

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Lake Inle

Inle Lake, beautifully located at the base of steep green hills, is remarkable because of its inhabitants. Thousands…

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Mandalay

Mandalay is Myanmar's second-largest city and the former royal capital of the Burmese kingdom. The city is modernising…

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Ngwe Saung

This beautiful 15km (10 mile) palm-lined white sand beach is amazingly almost empty of tourists. The area must be expecting…

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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon pagoda is Myanmar's most famous sight, an iconic image of the country that stands as a highlight for any visitor…

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