Also referred to as Burma, the magical Southeast Asian land of Myanmar has opened its doors a lot to tourism over recent years. With a charming olde-worlde atmosphere, friendly locals, a strong sense of spirituality, and impressive natural delights, visit Myanmar and you are all but sure to fall in love!
The former capital of Yangon is home to the nation’s most revered temple, the gleaming golden Shwedagon Pagoda. You’ll find other sparkling temples, beautiful lakes, and heaps of history and culture around almost every corner. Street vendors offer an array of tasty bites, many clad in the traditional longyis and some with teeth stained red from chewing betel. Visit Bagan. Even if you think you’ve seen enough temples, Bagan cannot help but impress. Charming Mandalay often delights, with nearby ancient cities giving plenty of reasons to linger longer. Spot the famous Inle Lake leg-rowers as you enjoy a boat trip around the villages on stilts and interesting workshops. Whilst many visitors race to Ngapali Beach, the beaches at Nabule, Ngwe Saung and Chaung Tha are equally recommended for relaxation and coastal scenery. Marvel at the precariously-balanced Golden Rock, tour historical sites in Mrauk U, explore the mountains and caves of Hpa-An, enjoy the views from the soaring Mount Popa, and much more.
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