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Routes in Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar's top sites are the foundation of this itinerary, which will include a trip by rail and sea and downtime on the beautiful Inle Lake. Take a flight to Yangon, where you will acclimatize for the first few nights. Stroll through the historical city centre, relax at Kandawgyi Lake and watch Shwedagon Paya at sundown.
Yangon River to Dalah, a piece of country Myanmar. Get on the night at Mandalay. During three or four outings you can visit the sites of the ancient city and make daily excursions to places like Mingun, home of a huge Stupa, the U Bein Bridge in Amarapura and Monywa, where you can scale the highest ranking Buddhas in the whole canopy.
Take the quick ferry from Mandalay to Bagan; take three whole day to discover the thousand of old churches spread across the land. If you want fantastic vistas, register for a hot-air ballooning trip or board St. Mt Popa. Take a flight to Lake Inle, where motorized dug-out dugouts take you to swimming market.
Take a full excursion to the Shwe Oo Min Caves at Pindaya to see 8000 pictures of Buddhas or take an easy hike. After a few nights of acclimatization in Yangon, you will take a night coach to the state of Kayin state' capitol, Hpa-an.
Charters a ferry for the beautiful two-hour cruise down the lake to the charming, melancholy city of Marlamyine, caught in a colorful timeline. As you head northerly, stop at the magnificent gold beach of bouldering on Mount Kyaiktiyo and the ancient imperial capitol of Bago with its imposing wards. Head to Myanmar's modern capitol Nay Pyi Taw, a journey that takes you to the bottom of the world.
Take the long speedrain from here to Kalaw, from where you can organize a night walk to the magic Inle Lake. Avoid wasting your own travel expenses by taking a flight from Heho, Inle Lake International to Mandalay. This former imperial capitol is a good starting point for visits to several old-fashioned places. Cruise westwards from Mandalay by ferry or coach to the stunning temple-lined plain of Bagan.
You can take the direct coach to Mrauk U. Once a mighty, cozy town, it is now one of Myanmar's most evocative backwater, an picturesque place with centuries-old stupa and cloisters. Book a full excursion on the lake to see the near Chin towns. From Mrauk U take a boat to Rakhine State's capitol Sittwe, from where you can take the wonderful Ngapali Beach to the souther.
With a Tan on board, you' ll head to Yangon, where you can do last-minute sight-seeing and grocery trips, maybe a full days excursion to the city of Twante or learn how to prepare Burma cuisine.