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Top 8 Activities in Myanmar
When you think Thailand is a little old and Vietnam a little old, why not choose a vacation in Myanmar? It may still be called Burma by some, but under whatever name it is known, it is still the right thing to do when it comes to genuine travels in South East Asia.
These are some hints on how you can make the most of it. Burma is not one of those places you go for a long week-end. In order to begin scratching the surfaces, give yourself at least 10 to 2 week time to see the most important sights such as the Bagan Temple, Lake Inle, the 49-storey Buddha in Monywa, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and the former imperial capitol Mandalay.
It also takes a while to relax and enjoy this charming place. Burma is also one of the top 10 destinations in Skyscanners travel trends for 2015. Walking is the best way to get around Yangon or Mandalay, just like the local people, and if you continue by coach, you have the opportunity to meet them outright.
That'?s the point, isn't it? Maybe it's an attack on the noses from now and then, and the towns don't always look nice, but you can't blame them for being insipid. Myanmar has probably ten thousand of them, and Bagan has more than 2,000 of them.
Don't miss the Shwedagon-Pagode. It is clad with 27 tonnes of pure golds and is considered the oldest coupé in the canal. When you want to be counted, there are more than twenty snail and nine kinds of sea life in Lake Inle that you won't find anywhere else.
It is a beautiful, tranquil open space with bluish waters, swimming market and a favourite fermentated paddy meal, kneeled with seafood and accompanied by twice roasted beef. One of the best rail trips in the whole wide globe is the day rail journey from Mandalay to Hsipaw and on to Lashio. The Mandalay is huge and stunning, but a true beehive of activities.
See the town from the top of Mandalay Hill after a day's walk through the palace, palazzo, pagoda and tasting the unbelievable selection of road meals from booths spread all over the town. One of the highlights is the "largest book in the world" in the Kuthodaw Pod. While you can stay all your free in the towns, the true heartland of Myanmar is in the province.
It is an open day where you can go to far-flung places and intermingle with minority groups as you walk past paddy fields and amazing archaeological places. Among the ethnical groups you may meet are Akkha, Loi, Ann, Lisu, Mon, Shan, Karen, Myanmar and others. Well, make this booking to Yangon or Mandalay and explore a country that will evolve before you know it.