Places of interest in BurmaSights in Burma
Come and see Pakokku on a tailor-made trip.
Pakistanokku is a delightful historic town on the shores of the Irrawaddy, about twenty kilometers northern of Bagan (or Pagan). It was a pleasure to explore the typical roads and the typical atmoshere of the town with the light smile of its people. However, the Shwe Ku and Thilo Shin Peagodas in particular are still definitely recommendable.
The latter contains depictions of the Buddha that go back over a thousand years and are among the most revered in the area.
Made Tailor Tours Burma (Myanmar) | Map of Places of Interest
It is one of the best ways to organize your own Tailor Made vacation is to speak to us personally. In order to help you organize your ideal journey, we offer you a room and breakfasts near our office in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Then you can see a member of our staff who can discuss our Tailor Made trek and tours choices, think about our literature and map book, and perhaps look at some pictures of your suggested destination:
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Sights in Burma - 3 little-known sights
It is no longer a mystery that Burma is one of the most friendly and untouched lands in Southeast Asia. Bagan Plain has become one of the most famous destinations, and the charm of Shwedagon Pagoda and Inle Lake is well known to the adventure-loving traveler.
Myanmar has a wealth of rewarding opportunities for those who want to get off the well-trodden paths, so continue reading to see some of our favorite jewels in the area. Situated in southern Burma, Hpa An is the main city of the state of Kayin and offers a variety of tourist amenities. From Kyauk Ka Lat, a rocky peak in the middle of an artificial pond, to Mount Zwe Kabin for stunning scenic vistas, to Sadan Cave and Kaw Gun Cave for Buddhist sculptures and couples, and hike through the Lumbini Gardens, where several hundred of the same Buddha statue are guarding access to the mountains.
The Hpa An makes a great stop between Golden Skirt and Mawlamyine, where Kipling glanced at the Irrawaddy from the "Old Moulmein Pagoda". Loikaw was the domicile of the Saopha, or "Sky Prince", who governed the area from his castle when the British came to Burma. Loikaw's major tourist attractions are the Taung Kwe Pagoda, a set of sacred monuments erected on a rugged cliff in the city center and accessible by a spiral stair.
Situated in the northern part of Kayan State, near the Shan State boundary, it is a good complement to any route that takes you to Inle Lake, about six hour's drive away. Situated on the east shore of the Chindwin River, Monywa has a special feature: the second highest Buddha sculpture in the canyon.
Laykyun Setkyar, which dips at an impressive 130 meters, was constructed between 1996 and 2008 and overlooks Bodhi Tataung Monastery with a huge lying Buddha at its foot. Buddha entering the Buddha can see mural paintings representing tales of buddhistic myth, which include some strange and rather cruel depictions of the buddhistic hell.
It is a very nice place to stop on the way from Mandalay to Bagan (or the other way round), and it is definitely a good idea to take a look at everyday Burmese people. Visit the Mohnyin Thambuddhei Paya, a buddhistic stupa that resembles a brighter and sparkling Indonesian Borobudur.