A deeply spiritual and captivating country, it’s a place that leaves an everlasting impression on those who visit. This former British colony borders India, Bangladesh China, Laos, and Thailand. Its biggest city is the former capital city of Yangon, home to 7 million people. The country’s devotion to Buddhism is something to behold; you’ll no doubt see the gleaming, golden spire of the Shwedagon Pagoda rising above the rest of the city, the cornerstone of Buddhism in all of Myanmar. Along with traditional buildings, the urban core of Yangon is also where you’ll find the largest number of colonial-era buildings in the region.
No visit to Yangon is complete without a visit to one of the most famous pagodas in the world. It is like the Eiffel Tower of Yangon—Yangon being the main commercial city of Myanmar. This massive golden icon can be seen from most rooftops in the city. In fact, many clubs and bars seek out prime rental spaces and shell out extra money for a view of this place. It is a symbol of pride for the people of Myanmar.
A bit off the usual path of Yangon-Bagan-Inle Lake, Hpa An located in Mon State holds many splendors like Saddan Cave. This enormous cave is dotted with Buddha statues, pagodas, and drawings. There are also bats, mostly harmless, but sudden movements will cause a few to screech and fly around. All caves and temples in Myanmar require you to take off your shoes, so your toes will feel the cave’s muddy ground that sometimes floods during the rainy season. The only way to return to where you started is either through the cave again or on a small hired boat that takes cave-goers back to the entrance
U Bein Bridge is the world’s longest and oldest bridge, erected in 1850. It is made of teak wood and feels rickety when you walk along it at sunset with hundreds of other people. In recent years, the amount of tourists coming to this place has skyrocketed, but even the crowds don’t detract from the beauty. The bridge runs 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) across Taungthaman Lake.
Just like Shwedagon Pagoda, no visit to Myanmar is complete without a few days in Bagan. The best way to get around is by motorbike, which can be rented easily from one of the many stands or directly from hotels. Sunrises and sunsets are unbeatable here. Sunrise can be easily caught after taking the overnight bus from Yangon or Inle Lake—be ready to join many other bleary-eyed travelers climbing up a stupa in the dark. There are several tours available, but the temples are easy to navigate with a map. There are hundreds of temples here, so exploring the lesser known ones is also a great way to spend the day. You’re bound to run into some artists selling sand paintings and lacquerware, which are top souvenirs to bring home for friends.
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We have just returned from our tour of Myanmar and are so very happy we chose to travel withFly bagna. The booking process was smooth and was quick. They responded to my many queries and were patient with my requests to change the itinerary. Right from when we arrived in Yangon, our guides and drivers were on time. All were knowledgeable and eager to tell us about their country.
We booked this 7 day private tour as a holiday extension to a business trip. For personal business reasons, we discovered at the last moment that we would \ not be able to leave Yangon overnight. The company was wonderfully accommodating when we explained this to our driver and guide on arrival. They went above and beyond in suggesting and arranging visits to additional local sites and various day trips, and were eager to accommodate our suggestions.