Destinations in Myanmar

Yangon & Vicinity
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Yangon is the known as “Garden City of Asia” and is the main gateway to Myanmar. In 1755, King Alaungpaya founded the city on the site of a small settlement called Dagon. The name of Yangon means “End of Strife”. Yangon is filled with lush trees, shady parks, beautiful lakes, colourful markets and colonial heritage style buildings. The city centre always bustles with street vendors, trishaw and passenger buses, and a diversity of shops. The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda; one of the wonders of the world, City Centre Sule Pagoda, Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda; the reclining Buddha Image, Colourful China Town, Botahtaung Pagoda, Kabaaye Pagoda, Naga Glass Factory and Bogyoke Scott Market are hightlights to visit in Yangon.



Mandalay & Vicinity
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Mandalay, the last royal capital of the Burmese Kingdom, was founded by King Mindon in 1857 and first called Yadanabone. Mandalay is also the second largest city in Myanmar. It is a cultural centre, and you can observe enchanting architecture, wood and stone carvings, silk weaving, ancient tapestry and gold & silver crafts. The main sightseeing highlights are Mandalay Palace, surrounded by a beautiful moat; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book of 1774 slabs; Golden Palace Monastery, a superb traditional wooden building; Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and the colorful Zegyo Market; full of shopping variety.



Bagan & Vicinity
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King Anawrahta founded Bagan in AD 1044. Bagan is situated on the left bank of the famed Ayeyarwaddy River and is covered with more than 2000 ancient pagodas and temples. Many of the ancient temples and pagodas are sprawled across the wide expanses of green delta plain. By visiting Bagan, you can know very well the historical, cultural and archaeological of Myanmar. Anyone arriving in this zone is astonished that people had the abilities in ancient times to build such amazing monuments.



Inle Lake & Vicinity
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Inle Lake is located in the heart of the Shan State amid hilly and easily accessible from Yangon, Bagan or Mandalay by Air. The vast picturesque lake, 900 metres above sea-level, is one of the major tourist attractions of Myanmar and famous for its scenic beauty, the unique leg-rowing of Inthas; the native people who are inhabit there and floating gardens, floating market, amazing traditional weaving workshops which can be only seen in this region. 800 years old Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, built by King Alaung Sithu is a mid-lake temple in which lavishly gilded five Buddha images were enshrined and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is very spectacular, held in every October.



Beaches
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Ngapali is the premier beach destination in Myanmar, given its name, some say, by a homesick Italian, Ngapali. It boasts 3 km of palm-fringed sands on the beautiful Bay of Bengal, this un-spoilt beach is 35 minutes flight from Yangon, is four miles (6.4 km) from the Rakhine State town of Thandwe (Sandoway), turquoise waters deliver a bounty from the sea and this town offers some of the country's best food. It serves as the best ground for sunbathing and recreation such as beach strolling, cycling and so on. The best time to leisure on the beach is from mid-October to end of April and generally, at least three flights are landing from Yangon daily.



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