If you are thinking of going to visit Myanmar for your next family vacation then look no further, this article has all the guidance that you need to make the most of your trip. Located in south-eastern Asia, Myanmar is rich in cultural diversity and bustling market hubs and is home to over 100 ethnic groups.

For a novice, it can be a bit daunting trying to decide how to navigate their travel and tour in Myanmar, but you have come to the right place. Keep reading to find out about the top few sites that you need to visit to have the ultimate taste of all that Myanmar has to offer!

  1. Irrawaddy River

Irrawaddy river, also known as the longest running river in Myanmar, comprises a most authentic part of Myanmar’s locale. You can arrange a cruise along the entire length of the river and catch the buzz of the local lifestyle that resides along the banks of the river, i.e. the fishermen and the rural lifestyle that thrives on the riverbank.

It is indeed a peaceful and serene experience like no other, allowing one to reflect on oneself much like the sun rays reflecting off the surface of the water.

  1. Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery

The Shwenandaw Kyaung, or Golden Palace Monastery situated near Mandalay Hill, was previously a part of the Royal Palace of Myanmar is decorated with intricate carvings in teak. These comprise Buddhist legends, myths, and ancient sayings.

The historical and religious essence of this monastery sets it apart from the countless other spiritual abodes in Myanmar and Mandalay prides itself on having it as one of its most notable landmarks.

  1. Mahamuni Pagoda

The Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay is one of the most auspicious religious landmarks for Buddhists in Myanmar and internationally residing Buddhists. It is a temple with the appearance of being bathed in brilliant liquid gold, and its sheen can be spotted from miles away.

There is a unique inner chamber inside for worshippers to pay homage to the image of the supreme Buddha and pay their respects in any way they wish to do so.

  1. U Bein Bridge

The U Bein bridge, located on the infamous Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay ranges over 1 kilometer in length and is one of the most iconic sites in Myanmar. Every day there are countless locals as well as tourists that make the journey to the bridge individually to view the brilliant sunset over the horizon of the lake.

There is something about the way that all the colors of the sunset fall on the rippling waves in the lake that makes this place more than deserving of this effort. The view is also such that it is one of the most coveted locations for photographers and artists alike.

  1. Hotels and Resorts

Now that you have all the knowledge of the top Myanmar tourist spots, you might be wondering where best to stay so that all these locations will be in proximity to you. There is no need to worry as there are countless hotels and resorts near each one of these sites.

All are available at affordable rates, and most of them provide shuttle services for tourists to take them to and from these locations in addition to high-quality services.


Now that you are aware of all these places, all you need to do is book your flight, start packing your bags and grab a map to help you navigate through the streets of Myanmar and you are all set to have one of the best trips of your life! Safe travels!