Are you having trouble deciding where to go for your next vacation? If yes, then look no further because we have just the place for you! Say hello to marvelous Myanmar – yes, we have coined this phrase ourselves, but Myanmar is every bit deserving of the title.
Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar is home to over one hundred different ethnic groups. Also, it shares borders with other cultural hubs such as India, Thailand, Chine, Bangladesh, and Laos. There isn’t shortage of places to visit in Myanmar, and you are guaranteed to have the adventure of a lifetime.
Keep reading to learn about all the best Myanmar tours and the sights that you absolutely cannot miss on your trip to Myanmar!
The Bagan temple plain is one of the most iconic places to visit in Myanmar. Many tourists visit the plain especially to view the sunrise early in the morning. With clouds and mist covering the mountainous terrain, and the multitude of colors that appear over the horizon, it is truly a breath-taking site. Also, there are countless hot air balloons in the air by the time the sun is up.
You can either enjoy the picturesque view from the comfort of a nearby hotel or resort, or if you are feeling adventurous then you can sign up for one of those hot air balloon rides as well!
Mount Popa is one of those places that you might have seen pictured on postcards and travelogues. For all its fairy tale wonder, it is indeed a real place perched atop an inactive volcano on an island that is a small distance away from Bagan. For tourists and trekkers alike, Mount Popa is a holy grail with a big 777 steps that lead to the top.
If this does not make it interesting enough, the peak of Mount Popa is also home to Myanmar’s most prided wildlife, including cheeky monkeys that will readily poach your food and other belongings if you are not careful. So be sure to keep an eye out for them on your trek to the top!
Inle Lake is a godsend for history and culture buffs alike. There is no shortage of activities at Inle lake that are sure to keep each member of the family entertained! You can either take a boat ride to Kakku near Inle Lake and admire the thousands of stupas that have stood there for over 2000 years.
It is a spiritual experience like no other, and every year multitudes of locals and internationally residing Buddhists visit Kakku especially to pay their respects. There is also a guide that is present to take you through the entire area and ensure that you get the best of this experience!
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most coveted site to visit in Myanmar after nightfall. It glows brilliantly as if coated in liquid gold and is the place to go to experience a whole new form of beauty and serenity. It is also one of the most sacred Buddhist centers in Myanmar and is said to contain ancient relics and heritage from historically notable Buddhists.
At night, this Pagoda is mostly occupied by worshippers thus making it even more peaceful, allowing visitors to revel in the very essence of the place.
There are countless other sites and locations that you can visit in Myanmar, this article names but a few, however, regardless of whether you cover all these sites or not, your trip is sure to be an exhilarating experience. Happy travels!