Destinations of Burma (Myanmar)

Culture is the pulsating vein of Burma ( Myanmar ) that attracts the travelers around the globe. Centuries old monuments, whose origin was India, spread on the soil of Burma. Geographically, Burma ( Myanmar ) is a country sandwiched between the two great civilizations – China & India. But, Burma stood and is standing out between these two nations at the beginning of her establishment. Like other countries’ history, the fate and fortune of Burma is full of ups and downs, rise and fall. A capital was established, overthrown by its successor, move another place, fall of a dynasty, emergence of a charisma, unified scattered villages, establishment of a new capital, succeeded by its descendant, a coup, a new establishment and again and again….. Yes, Burma history goes in a CIRLCE with the establishment of many new capitals. It is to those capitals travelers visited and learnt the cultural aspects of Burma.

Yangon in Burma

Yangon (Rangoon), the commercial capital, is the main gateway to Burma ( or Myanmar ). Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon has earned the name of “The Golden City of the East”. Yangon was founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755. See more about Yangon in Burma

Mandalay in Burma

Mandalay is abundantly rich in historical memorials and Buddhist monuments as well. The pride of Mandalay is the Royal Palace. It was the seat of the last Konebaung Dynasty, burnt down by bombs during the Second World War and now reconstructed to its present glory. See more about Mandalay in Burma

Bagan in Burma

All these centuries’ old edifices are the testimony relating how grand the glorious Myanmar Kings in the days of yore!! Bagan is a pride and something to be proud of to every Myanmar. It become a Tourism symbol and usually referred as a must place to visit while you are in Myanmar. See more about Bagan in Burma

Kyaikhtiyo in Burma

“Golden Rock” is the most meditative and popular tourist attraction in Mon State. A small Stupa rests on top of a big boulder covered in gold leaf, which balances on the cliff, thanks to a Sacred Hair of the Buddha enshrined or preserved inside the Stupa.. See more about Kyaikhtiyo in Burma

Inle Lake Burma

One of the most picturesque spots in Southeast Asia, Inle Lake and surrounding region is an outstanding alternative to the historical sites of Bagan and Mandalay. Surrounded by hazy Blue Mountains, this lovely lake is home to the Intha people, who constructed villages on stilts over the surface of the lake and farm floating islands created from mud and reed. It is a kind of water world, where the only mode of transportation is by boats and the Intha are also known for their unique leg rowing… See more about Inle Lake Burma

Ngapali Beach

Famous for its miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches, brilliant turquoise water and swaying coconut palms, Ngapali is Burma’s premier beach destination. Intimate resorts offer visitors the chance to swim, sail, kayak and feast on fresh seafood by candlelight as the sun sinks lazily into the Bay of Bengal. Ngapali is the perfect place to unwind and savour those few precious weeks in Burma ( Myanmar ) See more about Ngapali Beach

Mrauk U in Burma

The Rakhine State capital Sittwe is the gateway to the ancient city of Mrauk U, the former centre of a flourishing Rakhine empire. Mrauk U reached its peak in the 15th century and today has a completely different atmosphere to Myanmar’s other ancient sites. It also gets far less tourists and is often touted as an interesting alternative to Bagan. Be one of the first to discover these ancient temples, which are accessible from Sittwe by a picturesque boat ride up the surging Kaladan River…See more about Mrauk U in Burma

Ngwe Saung Beach

Ngwe Saung Beach is the second most popular beach resort after famous Ngapali Beach in Rakhine State. Its 15-kilometers long stretch of pure fine crystal white sand, and deep blue sea, shaded with thousands of coconut trees growing along the beach create perfect environment for memorable holidays. It can be reached by car from Yangon in six hours. See more about Ngawe Saung Beach

Pindaya Caves

Pindaya is an hill tribe town, nestled in Shan plateau. From an hour drive, we can connect it either from Kalaw or Inle Lake. The beautiful drive to Pindaya brings you through charming countryside which is unlike other rural land in Burma. You will have chance to meet groups of Pa-O in wide brimmed hats, resting under the shade of mature old trees. At Pindaya you will find a serene lake and an amusing local market, especially the Pindaya caves containing over 8,000 images on Buddha. Travel a bit further to the northwest of Pindaya, you will see the Padah-Lin-Caves which are perhaps more interesting and certainly more important than Pindaya. These prehistoric caves have ancient paintings perhaps dating back as far as 10,000 years which have been popularly compared to the Neolithic cave paintings found in Europe. See more about Pindaya Caves in Burma

Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung)

Kengtung, a Shan trading town near the Chinese border in Burma’s far east, sits amongst a large rural population of traditional tribes, including the Akha, La Mone & Lahu, all of whom inhabit the surrounding Kengtung province, offering a truly unspoiled glimpse at an area forgotten by the rest of the world. Keng Tung is a small sleeping town hidden away in the far east of the Shan state. The town is located in the vicinity of the infamous area well-known as The Golden Triangle, once famed for its opium production and smuggling. The main focus on a visit to… See more about Kyaing Tong in Burma

Mergui (Myeik)

Stretched down the Andaman coast to the very southern tip of Burma, the Mergui or Myeik archipelago must be one of the last untouched tropical island systems left on earth, defined by its archipelago of over 800 islands, mostly covered in lush vegetation & often fringed with soft white margins of sand, strewn with broken, sun-bleached branches & smelling of salt – definitely not Ambre Solaire. Off-limits to foreigners until 1997, very few of the nine hundred or so islands have permanent habitation, thus the area remains unexplored by modern travellers. Once arriving here, you are more than likely to…See more about Mergui in Burma

Nay Pyi Taw

Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative capital of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Centrally lovated, it is 391 km from Yangon and 302 km from Mandalay, being easily accessible from all parts of the country. The environs of Nay Pyi Taw comprise (8) townships viz. Zeyar Thiri, Pohbba Thiri, Uttara Thiri, Zebu Thiri, Dekhina Thiri, Pyinmana, Lewe and Tatkone Townships. Nay Pyi Taw Airport is about 30 minutes from Nay Pyi Taw. All domestic carries operate daily flights from Nay Pyi Taw to the commercial capital, Yangon, and the cultural capital Mandalay. There are flights via Nay…See more about Nay Pyi Taw in Burma

Putao

Putao, in the far north of Burma, shares its border with both China and India, and lies beneath Mount Hkakabo Razi, Burma’s highest peak. Although the mountain’s name Putao means “snow-capped all year round”, the town itself is surrounded by a green, sub-tropically rural landscape, spreading up towards the Himalayan foothills and growing into a tangle of evergreen rainforest, then frosty alpine woodland, before giving way to the snowy, glacial peaks above. Much of the region is only accessed by air and protected by National Park status. Its diverse environments makes it a top spot for elephant treks in the…See more about Putao in Burma