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10. Pindaya Caves
Burma is expected to be one of the hotter places to visit in 2017. There are many good reason for this, the developing touristic infrastructures, the inviting policies for foreign travellers included the incorporation of eVisa, which will ease the process of entry into Myanmar. For a complete view of what you should not miss on your journey to this magic country, here are 10 of Myanmar's most popular sights.
Situated on the outskirts of Pindaya in Shan State in eastern Myanmar, this is a holy place of worship. According to tradition, if you walk to the other end of the Pindaya Caves, you will be taken to the old Bagan, which lies a hundred kilometres to the east.
Shenandaw Monastery is a prime example of Burma's historic architectural heritage, a must for those who love it. Mt Popa is a favourite excursion from Bagan. A breathtaking golden stupa protrudes from the top of a 1,500-metre-high hill, as can also be seen on a boat ride on the Irrawaddy about 60 kilometres away.
In order to be able to enjoy panoramic views from the Stupa, you need 777 paces with your bare feet. The Kuthodaw Pagoda was erected by King Mindon Min at the base of Mandalay Hill and is renowned for the world's largest volume, a set of 729 stones inscribed stupas.
Inside the complex there is also a huge, 57-metre high, gold-plated stupa modelled on the Shwezigon Pagoda near Bagan. Mrauk U is called "Little Bagan" by many locals, including Myanmarians. Whilst both are two of the most renowned archaeological places in Southeast Asia, Mrauk U is in its own way one of a kind.
Firstly, while the Stupa's in Bagan were made of bricks, the structure of Mrauk U's wall was made of thick rock to withstand the violent wind. The third distinction, unlike Bagan, is Mrauk U is still a less frequented place, a great place to get off the well-trodden paths in Myanmar.
The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda can be seen as one of the most peculiar of all the religions in the whole orbit. This" in defiance of gravity" gold-plated rocks is one of the holiest places of worship in Myanmar. It is a great honor for anyone who follows Buddhism to come to the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. Lake Inle is the only tourism destination not on this tour istic and a great place to find peace and quiet in Myanmar.
However, if you are tired of just sitting back, there are many exciting things to do, such as a boating trip, a kayak while watching the one-legged rowers, a cookery lesson in a typical home or a morning meal at a typical village pump. Inle Lake is also an excellent starting point for discovering other popular places in Shan State, such as number 10 and number 9.
It can be a larger than The Golden Rock, and this is the legendary 100 meter high gold-plated Shwedagon stupa in Yangon. It is so big that the stupa is viewable from almost every part of the town, even at noon. There is no Myanmar journey without a tour of the largest pit stop in the world.
Frequently abbreviated as Bagan, this unbelievable archaeological site is at the top of our 10 locations in 2017. Once an antique town of the pagan kingdom from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, there were over 10,000 churches, convents and couples a little bigger than Manhattan on the Irrawaddy River.
There' are many ways to discover Bagan, from walks, bike rides, motorcycles, tuk-tuks to a rough trip on the rough and powdery roads. However, for a luxurious trip to Myanmar, a hot-air ballooning flight over Bagan is something not to be missed. However, if you're planning a trip to Myanmar, a hot-air flight over Bagan is a must.