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An exhaustive list of activities in Mandalay, Burma Myanmar.
Myanmar's Top 9 Attractions - From Buddhist Architecture to Water Communities
Myanmar offers the visitor the possibility to experience great natural beauties, as well as a wealth of historical and cultural heritage, from stunning buddhistic architectural treasures to scenic waters. In order to help you in planning your trip through this up-and-coming travel destinations, here are 9 sights in Myanmar. Myanmar's holiest religion, Shwedagon Pagoda, is a stunning 2,500-year-old memorial.
It is coated with 21,841 bullions of pure golden and set with over 5,000 jewels so that it shimmers in the sun. In the evenings it is perhaps the best moment to go to the pit to see the panorama with the sun set in the back and to watch the locals praying the sundown.
Shvenandaw Convent is made of traditionally pristine polystyrene and was part of the King's residence before it was relocated to Mandalay to become a convent. The gold-plated marble chandelier, constructed in 1859, is encircled by several hundred chests with the "largest volume in the world". Constructed in 8 years as a present for coming generation, the Buddha's teaching is included.
The" book" is made up of 730 boards of stone placed in chests around the gold pit. The Kuthodaw is an important patrimony and an attraction for visitors and scientists both. With a length of 1.2 km, the U-leg is the longest and oldest wooden deck in the whole earth.
Constructed of tea wood recovered from the remains of the former castle, the U-leg pedestrian crossing was more and more appreciated for its charm. When the sun sets you can watch the viaduct and the locals using it as a silhouette against the skys. Renting a skipper and watch the sun set is a good way to enjoy the views.
Among the city's best-known buildings are the 90-foot Nan Myint watch tower, erected in the eighteenth centuary, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Convent with its lavish designs and Bagaya Kyuang Convent, which stands on 267 large tea-columns. Sayaing is another old Myanmar capitol on the bank of the Irrawaddy River, especially known for its outlooks.
It' s rolling countryside with several hundred gilded, silvery and gold peagodas that are still in use. Sagaing Hill's most celebrated sanctuary is the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, initially constructed in 1312, making it one of the oldest in the town. Lake Inle is known for its tranquil natural beauties and unparalleled indigenous cultures.
Most of the inhabitants of the village are self-sufficient peasants and craftsmen who make their living exclusively from sea. The production and sale of handicraft is very widespread and important for the domestic business. Fisherman move across the pond with their own boat and net. And if you like freshwater fishing, you can try the daily fishing in one of the area' s numerous regional inns.
Lake Inle has swimming pools, towns and marketplaces, all of which can be discovered by public transport: small historic canoes. The 1090 erected pit is one of the oldest in Bagan. The Shwezigon is an important place of Buddhist sanctuary. It' a good place to see how much life and traditions are in the area, as it is still a popular centre for prayers and meditation.
As the Shwedagon is best seen at sundown, when the scorched colours of the heavens form a nice setting for the shimmering gold monumen. Myanmar is available for tailor-made trips. The tour starts or ends in Yangon or Mandalay and lasts about 9 nights; visit Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.