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10 day itinerary for Myanmar
One of our favorite journeys of 2016 was our 10-day holiday with the Myanmar families. Burma is such a beautiful place that we have experienced so many different things during our 10 day trip to Myanmar. There are so many things to do with children in Myanmar, from observing the sun set on the unbelievable Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon to the balloon ride over Bagan and the exploration with the long Inle Lake saucer.
On our Myanmar holiday we went to three of the most important sights of Myanmar - from Yangon to Bagan to Inle Lake. Every one of these places in Myanmar had a very different ambience than the next, which made a really thrilling and diversified holiday possible.
Here are the high points of our Myanmar journey with the young, our Myanmar route, family-friendly accommodations in Myanmar, our Myanmar activity guide, and our Myanmar childcare itineraries. It was our 10 day tour to visit Myanmar with our youngsters. We' ve tried to confuse adventure and sight-seeing with a break by the swimming pools for the kid.
Find out more about how we traveled between all the touristic places in Myanmar. At the age of one we began our journey to Burma with children to see Yangon. It is a charming town, which one can see and walk through the roads and which gives an insight into the Myanmar people. Yangon has many interesting places to see.
First we walked through the colonial district, inspected the ruined building and plunged into the streets of Yangon, before we drove into the breathtaking Sule Pagoda. Sule Pagoda is less known than Shwedagon Pagoda, but an important part of Myanmar's story and definitely deserving a vist.
Afterwards we walked the Bogyoke Aung San Market and visited the Bogyoke Aung San Museum to get a bit of Myanmar's upheaval. However, the famed Shwedagon is an absolute must in Myanmar. Myanmar's holiest of pagodas is certainly impressing, with its almost 100 m high gilded stupa, which is completely clad in gilded mats.
Learn more about Yangon with children in our Yangon with Children section. One of Myanmar's most popular places, Bagan's temple is one of Myanmar's most important attractions. There is so much more to this old realm than just the temple, with many other funny and interesting things to do with children in Bagan.
Interrupting our Tempelschlagens ( "Beating the Temple") we visited the Thanaka Museum to find out more about the blank pastry the Myanmar ladies and childrens are wearing on their faces, and visited a paint shop to see the gifted craftsmen in action. 2. For more information about discovering Bagan with your child, please see our Things to Do in Bagan with Kids report.
One of Myanmar's best places, Inle Shores was one of our favorite places during our journey to Burma with children. On a long row we enjoyed discovering this incredible fresh water sea, enjoying the charms of the timber buildings erected on piers and observing everyday people.
There' so much to see here when you go to Myanmar with children. Our first days were devoted to attending craftsmen' s shops to see how to make papers, wood carving yachts, threads for weave from lotuses and even making a cigar! A further highlight was the Green Hill Valley elephant camp - a family-run wildlife reserve where they look after older and handicapped 11th century timber saving cattle.
During our sojourn in Inle Sea we also took the chance to leave the well-trodden trail and go to a small country hamlet named Samkar. It was a good two hours cruise from the bottom of the lagoon, but it is worthwhile to drive into the country and take a look at the country side of Myanmar.
There we also came across the most unbelievable couch of our trip to Myanmar with children. Learn more about the Inle Lake exploration with children in our Things to Do in Inle Lake with Kids report. Myanmar travelers must spend the night in listed tourist establishments, guest houses, guest houses, and there is a wide range of Myanmar families' accommodations for every budget.
At Yangon we spent the night in the Belmond Governor's Residence, a renovated 20s villa with a nice indoor and outdoor Swimmingpool. Further luxurious Yangon homestay properties are the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon and Savoy Hotel Yangon. At Bagan we spent the night at the Aureum Palace Bagan Hotel, which had a wonderful Swimmingpool with a view of some of the holdoustra.
Further luxurious accommodations in Bagan are the Bagan Lodge with its funny camping accommodations and the hotel at Tharabar Gate. At Inle Lake we tried two different properties - the Inle Princess Resort and the Aureum Palace Inle Lake. We love both of them and would like to refer them to travellers looking for luxurious home stay in Inle Lake.
Further possibilities are the Sanctum Inle Resort, the Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min. Thanaka Inle Hotel near Nyaung Shwe is a cheap alternative. Whilst it is possible to take the rail or coach in Myanmar, we have chosen to take a flight between our main Myanmar hub.
From Yangon we went to Nyaung U (Bagan) and Nyaung U to Heho (Inle Lake) with Air KBZ, and we went from Heho to Yangon with Mann Yadarnaponlines. However, we have allowed a few hour connecting times between our Yangon flights and our home transfer flights to be sure.
In order to be able to see as much as possible in a minimum of a few minutes and to be able to determine our own speed, we have reserved for every travel goal - Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake - personal daily trips through the travel agency THAHARA.
People from 100 different nations can request a tourist eVisa for Myanmar. It is by far the simplest way to obtain a Myanmar Visas and the process takes up to 3 business hours. Myanmar Tourist eVisa is available for one visit only and 28 nights.
For Myanmar Tourism eVisa you can request it here on-line. It is not possible to buy Burmese Kyat outside Myanmar, nor can you make any changes to what you take out of the land when you are out. We' ve been reading a great deal of information before we went to say that it can be hard to find ATMs in Myanmar - but we haven't found it at all, especially when you're in the touristic resorts of Yangon, Bagan and Nyaung Shwe (the gate city to Inle Lake).
We even had an ATM in our Yangon and Bagan resort cafe. If you are going to Inle lake, however, you should use the ATM in Nyuang Shwe before leaving with your long ferry, as we did not find one while we were on the shore.
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