Interesting places to Visit in MyanmarAttractions in Myanmar
Myanmar's ten sights
Myanmar Times has compiled a shortlist of places of interest to visitors, from rugged hills, beach fairs and sacred places to quiet towns in remote areas of the state. Yangon, like any other South East Asia town, has its own unique features that attract all types of citygoers.
Not a moment of boredom for international guests. There are also many places of cult in the metropolitan town - couples, monasteries, ancient monasteries and ancient church buildings can be found all over the town. Shwedagon' s 2500-year-old gilded pagoda is still the city' s biggest touristic landmark. The Inya Lake, Kandawgyi Park, the town hall and Mahabandoola Park are other attractions for tourists.
Myanmar's administration capitol, Nay Pyi Taw, has magnificent government and parliament houses (hluttaw) and broad, level streets without back-up. The Uppatasanti Pagoda and an almost equally large reproduction of Shwedagon in Yangon are part of this planning town. Myanmar's biggest zoo is home to 420 different wildlife types, while the safari park is home to wildlife in its element.
Botanical Garden shows Myanmar plants and weeds. Another Myanmar town known for its old convents, old market and regional food, Mandalay is more known for its regal past. In Mandalay, 716 km from Yangon, you can see the castle and the ditch as the capitol of the last Konbaung dynasty.
It is an interesting place to learn about the way of living of the old Myanmar monarchs. Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill Pagoda, Atumashi Kyaung and Min Kyaung are some well-known tourist places. In the Kuthodaw Pagoda, the three pitakas are inscribed on 729 stones and ranked as the "Greatest Book in the World" in the Guinness World Record.
This 1.2 km long U Bein brigde, erected in 1850, over Lake Taungthaman in Amarapura is also considered the biggest wooden gantry crane in the whole wide range of use. Pyin Oo Lwin, commonly known as Maymyo, is located at 3510 ft above sealevel, 68 km from Mandalay. In 1896, a two-ten Shan Village-turned UK army encampment has evolved into a hillside town with a later established train stop.
Kandawgyi National Botanical Garden is the most visited and the Pwe Kauk Waterfalls are also visited. Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda, known for its Buddha sculpture of marmor and the colourful Chinese temple constructed by Yunnan immigrant pilgrims, is very much loved by the tourist. In the city centre there is a bell towers and a supermarket where you can buy typical regional produce such as pullovers and wine-cover.
The Taunggyi is the capitol of South Shan State, which is located on a hillside about 629 km from Yangon. Tazaungdaing Hot Air Balloon takes place every year in the Tazaungmone area. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Fest has a swimming fair where the produce is marketed on small wood boat rowers in the classic way.
Kyaiktiyo is 209 km from Yangon. The pilgrims come to the pilgrimage site when the rain period is over, and many Buddhists from Thailand and China come to devout. It is said that the Kyaikpawlaw pit, near the road to Kyaiktiyo, swam from Sri Lanka. Muitkyina is the capitol of Kachin State, 1481 km from Yangon.
At forty kilometers from Myitkyina is the junction of the Maykha and Malikha River, where the Ayeyarwady River, known as Myanmar's life blood, begins to flow. Along the way, visitors can visit Manau Park, where the annual Kachin-Manau celebration is celebrated every January for two consecutive week. Myanmar's biggest sea and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia, the Indawgyi, is 164 km from Myitkyina.
Vulnerable bird species live in the 13 km broad and 24 km long sea. Mrauk-U is an old town where the mighty Rakhine family was established between the fifteenth and eighteenth century, 856 km from Yangon. As in Bagan, in Mrauk-U there are antique church houses with the most surviving works of art. There is no charge to go to the Old Art in town.
Guests can rent a bike, a trimshaw or a horse-drawn carriage to explore the undulating village encircled by rice paddies and small towns. About 48 km from the regional capitol of Aeyarwady, Pathein, Ngwe Saung Beaches could be accessed by car within five hour. In the year 2000 the 15 km long sandy beaches were opened for the public.
In order to kill your precious moments, you' ll have the opportunity to explore the fishermen's town, snorkel and taste the nearby cuisine. You can also go to an Elephants Shelter in Padaung Town, about an hour's car ride from Ngwe Saung.