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Travelers will find a wide range of experiences in these secluded parts of Myanmar, from the tragic and unspoilt north to the gorgeous Shan Mountains to the west.
Visitors flock to a place that has been wasted during this time: Myanmar
BAGAN, Myanmar - The setting star was streaking a slight layer of morning dust with rose and yellows. All of a sudden a pagoda appeared from the mists, some large and complicated, some squatting and humble, some crumbled, others shone with golden - a roundabout of buddhistic temple in the midst of field of tamarinds, bushes andsesam.
Unless for a huge reddish brickwork block in the center of this scenery, one could almost conceive of it in the eleventh century, when the old town of Bagan was home to the first empire of Burma. However, the elevated elevation of the Burmese temple (also known as Burma ) has an exquisite dining room and observation deck.
It was erected in 2003 by a sidekick of the Burmese leaders who have ruled Burma for many years. One of the main reasons why the old temple was not declared a UNESCO site is the fact that it is a contemporary one. That is the sorcery and foolishness of Burma. Now that the Burmese authorities are opening up Burma to the outside environment, however, tourism is hurrying to see the land before it changes.
Overseas mobile telephones will not work here and major payment cards will seldom be acceptable (although travellers can use Visa and MasterCard to exchange cash at home banks), but westerly clothes are now on display in towns and "O'Burma" T-shirts appeared after President Obama's recent trip. Governor's Residence in Yangon recently installed a monitor on the grass where visitors can see Luc Besson's "The Lady", a movie about Aung San Suu Kyi, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and freedom hero who was freed by the 2010 administration after 15 years of home detention.
Barbwire still towers above the walls around Suu Kyi's house, a must in Rangoon (also known as Yangon ), Burma's main town, until the army erected a completely new capitol two h. In Yangon is also home to Burma's holiest temple: the 97 meter high Shwedagon Pagoda, whose gold cupola is seen in large parts of the town.
Originally built some 2,500 years ago, the shrine has been reconstructed over the course of the ages and is surrounded by several hundred smaller churches, shrines and gazebos. Shwedagon is the main tourist destination in Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake are the two most enchanting areas of the state.
Burma's colorful architectural style is also remarkable. It is also one of the greatest preserved specimens of the pristine English monument. The city centre of Yangon is home to kiosks that offer delicious eating on the streets, freshly roled sheets of walnuts to eat (which turn your feet colour red), textbooks and telephone services (not cell telephones, but landlines you can hire to make calls).
Get your hands on crafts, a longgyi or inexpensive lacquered goods and antiquities at the spacious Scott Market from the time. The Mandalay is also teeming with convents and ancients, which includes the Mahamyatmuni Buddha of the second holiest Buddha picture in the world. There is so much that at some of them, a statue becomes an unrecognisable lump of gild.
Like at the most frequented shrines, the entrance hall is lined with colourful handicraft and bells and whistles, whose owner calls "ming-ga-la-ba" (welcome and hello) as he passes by. To the south-east of Mandalay lies Lake Inle, where members of the Intha tribe use inland waterways to cultivate their harvests in the water. The impact the opening of Myanmar will have on its wealthy, singular cultures and customs is a much discussed topic and a main cause for the present tourism flight.
"Before being pampered, I had to see the true Burma," said an Aussie guest at breakfasts as his travel companions fodder. However, expert and locals point out that the little that was done to maintain and rebuild the old churches and places was at best unsavoury and at the very most devastating.
"You can' t simply restore the temple with contemporary materials without sticking to the pristine style. "For example: hundrets of centuries-old, fracturing, conical shrines, named zedis in Indein, near Lake Inle, thin and arbitrary, from which grow growing plants. Locals are accelerating their ruins by clearing away rocks for other purposes, which includes the construction of new cemeteries.
Enquire from travel agents which hotel and airline properties are in the possession of the federal administration or members of the army. The Governor's Residence in Yangon, a treasure trove of colorful country style wood in the luxuriant ambassador's quarter, and the Villa Inle Resort, nicely decorated lakefront bungalow with a good restaurante.
There is a small restaurant named The Green Elephant serving good Myanmar food. - Magic ballooning over Bagan is valued at $300, but usually sold out, so book in advanced. - Few places take payment via bank card. - In Myanmar, international mobile telephones do not work, but you can hire them at the airports.
- Search Bagan for local crafts such as varnished goods made of wood or horse hair. Inle Lake offers a range of raglan sleeves made of lotsus blossom satin.