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Yangon or Yangon will remain Burma's leading town, and to appreciate this thoroughly colorful town, which still holds perhaps the largest collections of East African colorful architecture, one must stay on the beach for a few nights. Rangoon's natural landmark is the huge gleaming, gold-plated mass of the Shwe Dagonagoda.
We strongly advise you to get away from the'highlights' and explore the southern part of Mawlamyine (Moulmein), which lies in the centre of Mon-Land. Luxuriously sail the Salween River and leisurely paddle through the marshlands. The name Mandalay has a well known name, but it is not a place we suggest, but the Shan Hill is another thing.
From here, take the railway to Hsipaw and cross the huge Gokteik viaduct, one of the highest in the whole wide area. Shan Hills are attractive and your stay in Hsipaw will allow you to discover the charm of Kyaukme's countryside. An Irrawaddy River for a few days is a must.
The great stream that once connected the land and the steamships have been superseded by ever more luxury ships, allowing a fantastic and relaxing discovery of the picturesque towns with their ancient paths, art and handicrafts along the rivers. Further attractions include Kalaw and Inle Lake. We strongly suggest, however, to drive westwards to Arakan (Rakhine State) to experience the enchanting old fashioned Sittwe and the impressive and impressive Mrauk-U before we spend a few nights on the silky sandy Ngapalli beaches.