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Rudyard Kipling, a UK author, could not describe Myanmar (formerly Burma) in more detail. It will be eye-opening and heartwarming from the exploration of the antique temple to the encounter with the warmer, more captivating humans. Have a look at these top 10 adventures you'd love to have in Myanmar and let them be your inspiration for your next one!
Yangon awe-inspiring 2,500-year-old gold Shwedagon Pagoda is the most frequented and holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. It is also a pleasant meeting place where the locals adore, launder and place them. When the locals pay their respect after work or college, the best part of visiting Shwedagon Pagoda is just before sundown.
It' the ideal season to take pictures of the Shwedagon Pagoda and mix with the people. Bagan has an extensive sanctuary and is the major cause why many travellers, myself included, come to Myanmar. More than 2,000 palagodas and monasteries were constructed by the monarchs of Bagan between the eleventh and thirteenth century.
Best way to see Bagan is a ballooning at sunrise/sunset. Balloons over Bagan leave once a week, early in the mornings, just before dawn, from October to March. An entire flight takes about 1h. The U Bein Teak Bridge in Amarapura (itself a former Burmese capital), just 11 kilometers just to the South of Mandalay, is my favourite sightseeing spot in Myanmar.
Once part of the Royal Palace in Mandalay, the building was transformed into a viaduct by U Bein, the town' s canon. They no longer needed the pillars, so they found a new home for them and helped the simple men across Lake Taungthaman. If you want to take pictures of the icons, the best way is from a rented yacht on Lake Taungthaman.
From November to April, during the arid period, the pond is quite flat, it is simple to take classical silhouettes; during other periods, much of the deck is undersea, but be sure there are many more classical snaps. Beinwwüchsigen Intha-Menschen, the wood stilts homes on the waters and the harmful garden make the Inle-See so different and charming.
Situated 900 meters above the surface, this huge, scenic pond is home to the Intha who lives and works on the canals. In the Intha go about their businesses on small wood vessels, rowing along the canals that surround their swimming garden with one long rudder and the other one holding the shallow tail of the sub.
Sailing the Inle Sea gives you an interesting insight into living in Myanmar. Visiting Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in September or October may give you the opportunity to experience the region's biggest experience. The simplest way to reach the Inle-See is the internal plane to Heho, which is about an hour's drive from the lakes.
When you want to take the coach or rail, you must take the near Shwenyaung Junction, from where you can take a 20 minutes cab to Nyaung Shwe on Inle Lake (for those arriving by Ulysses, there is no need to think about it, as we will organize your own vehicle).
Burma is not known as a seaside resort, but it has some of the most beautiful beaches that have remained unexplored by the tourist and untouched by developmen. The Ngapali is a beautiful place to unwind and enjoy Myanmar's real heartbeat with kilometers of shimmering sand, staggering palm trees and blue-water.
There' is a great choice of thrilling outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, snorkelling, underwater skiing, biking on the beaches or in the fishermen's communities to get an impression of what it' like to live. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is the third most important place of Buddhism in Myanmar after Shwedagon Pagoda and Mahamuni Pagoda.
The Kyaiktiyo Buddha is situated near the city of Kyaikhto, 210 kilometres eastwards of Yangon. In order to get to the podium, take a pick-up lorry in the basecity and walk or take the funicular up. It is a unique chance to explore Burma from a different perspective - on the sea - and I suggest you take a trip along the huge Ayeyawady River in a small boats.
This is Burma's lifeblood and one of the world's top 15 rivers for travellers chosen by CNN. Burma's true lives are unfolding before your very eyes. The Irrawaddy River flows between Bagan and Mandalay with night on the riverboat and visits to Bagan and Mandalay.
It is not only a great opportunity to get a look at the actual live along the riverbank, but also a good way to explore the two places. The Irrawaddy Riviera also offers many opportunities to take a brief cruise and explore this area. Near Bagan in the centre of Myanmar, Mount Popa is known as a place of worship with many Nat shrines and relics.
It is an extinguished vulcano that rises over 1,500 metres above sealevel, 60 km (about 30 minutes by car) from Bagan. Mt Popa is usually viewed on a daily excursion from Bagan to take a rest from the infinite Temple. A visit to Myanmar's market can be enjoyable, instructive and an opportunity to meet the local people and buy gifts.
So whether you're buying at Scott Markt in Yangon, Mandalay embroidery tapestry, Bagan paintwork or Inle Lake rotary markets, there's no better way to get into the feel of the locals than to enjoy the ambience of a typical Mandalay store.
Have a look at our Myanmar buying hints. I have written about many places of interest in Myanmar, but one of the best things you can experience in Myanmar is just what people do. Well, munch on some betelnut ( and you'll see many people with big chewing betelnuts! ), have a nice glass of your favorite tee or coffe, carry a longgyi (for men) or htamein (for women) and draw your face with Thanaka (traditional sunscreen), you're so near Myanmar!
What is even more heartening is that the locals seem to like showing you how things are done. It' just the topical type of sun cream. Take a look at our example tours of Myanmar to see everything Myanmar has to show you. If you have any queries about traveling in Myanmar, you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org