Burma DestinationsMyanmar Destinations
In Yangon - The biggest town, but not yet modernised. Come and see this busy capital with vibrant peddlers and colourful market. Make sure you see the holiest Buddhist site in all of Myanmar, the Swedish Pagoda, which is said to contain a wisp of Buddha's head along with other Buddhist remains.
Myanmars last "royal" capitol, situated between the Ayeyarwaddy River and the Shan Plateau. The town is regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and also houses the King's Palace, palaces and convents as well as the Shwenandaw Monastery. Phyyin Oo Lwin - Take a few hrs outside Mandalay to explore this picturesque countryside that will take you back to the British colonisation.
Pagan - Former capitol of the kingdom of Pagan (11th-13th century). Discover the ruins of 2200 shrines and palagodas, which are still preserved today, the ruins of about 10,000 buddhistic shrines, convents and palagodas. Ascend Taung Kalat, a convent erected on top of an extinguished lava and enjoy a magnificent panoramic tour of the town.
There are many ferries between Mandalay and Bagan linking these two "must see" locations. Inhabitants of the Inle River and many other minority communities that live a different way of living. See how the natives cultivate swimming backyards moored to the sea bed with canes.
Visiting the near town of Pa O, exchange ideas with the locals. Myanmar - This small area is full of minorities and has the best hiking in Myanmar. From here you hike to Inle Lake or to Pindaya. The Pindaya - Famous for its more than 8,000 cave paintings, the origin of which is mystical and unfamiliar.
The Mrauk U - An important station for archaeology lovers, this small walled small township once was an important one, building a fort to protect from the heavy wind. Beach Ngapali - Myanmar's most important holiday destination, this sandy beach is located on the Bay of Bengal. Walk to a fishing hamlet near by or stop in Thandwe for a contemporary cityscape.
The Mergui Archipel - Situated in the south of Myanmar, the Mergui Island is made up of over 800 archipelagos, most of which are underdeveloped.