Burma what to seeWhat to see in Burma
In Burma (Myanmar) there are four so-called "must see" places: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake. It is truly one of the great miracles of the earth and a high point of every journey to Burma. It is recommended that you take a sunset hot air flight over Bagan (October to March only and must be reserved in advance).
There is a beautiful panoramic sight from the wicker over the many marvellous panoramas and churches spread across the Bagan Plains and the Irrawady Rivers as the rising sundowner. The Mandalay is the Burmese culture center and has long been known as a craft center. The Mahumuni Pagoda in the southern part of the town is known as one of Burma's three most important sanctuaries, along with Schwedagon in Yangon and the Golden Rock in Kyaiktiyo.
There' s a wonderful tea wood named Shwenandaw Convent, which King Thibaw constructed in 1880. There are many interesting remains of several former royal capital cities from different epochs in the region's past around Mandalay: On the Inle See you take a longtail to your lakeside resort and on the way there you will probably see the renowned fisherman and the swimming garden.
When you have a few minutes, we recommend visiting Sankar in the extreme south of Lake Inle to see 108'sunken' stupa from the 16th to seventeenth cent. some of them are under water for several month of the year. The fifth "must see" is the trip on the Irrawady to Mandalay from Bagan.
Mt Popa is a two-hour ride from Bagan, home to nature lovers and one of the most important places of nature veneration in Burma. Ngapali is the best place to unwind for a few relaxing nights at the end of a trip through Burma.
If you would like more information, please take a look at our Cultural Tours of Burma and contact us for more information about Burma (Myanmar).