Myanmar or Burma, as it was previously known is a country that has remained isolated from the other parts of the world. The old world charm, the traditional way of living and the uninhibited lifestyle of the people are some of the highlights of this mystical place.
A land dotted with stupas, shrines and monuments, Myanmar has fascinated as well as mesmerized travellers visiting this exquisite place.
Here Are Some Interesting Places In Myanmar.
The ancient capital of the country, Bagan was originally called Pagan. It is one of the most popular destinations in Myanmar and is also referred to as the land of thousand pagodas. The abundance of pagodas in Bagan was mainly due to the people’s preferences for these religious shrines. People from the royal families as well as the ordinary citizen contributed towards the construction of pagodas in Bagan. These were exquisitely designed with mural paintings and varied art works.
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The perfect place to have a relaxed vacation in Myanmar is the Ngapali Beach. With miles of pristine shoreline bordering the turquoise blue ocean, you’ll be awestruck with the sheer beauty of this place. Enjoy the vacation with some water sports like swimming, sailing or kayaking. Or simply indulge in a sumptuous meal by the ocean, gorging on fabulous lobsters and prawns.
Located in the Ayeyarwardy Division, Chaung-tha Beach is another getaway in Myanmar. The Chaung-tha Beach is quite famous among the locals and they love to spend weekends at this destination which can be reached by buses as well as by boats.
In the highlands of Shan state, the Inle Lake is one of the most interesting places in Myanmar. Though, it is very close to Yangon, the place seems to be cut off from the rest of the country. The breathtaking natural beauty of this place would leave you fascinated and enthralled.
It is one of those places where you’ll witness civilization flourishing over a lake. The Inthas, the early inhabitants of the lake have constructed houses over the lake and people flock to this place to see them rowing boats with their feet. Even floating markets are quite famous at the Inle Lake.
If you wish to witness the diverse flora and fauna of Myanmar, a visit to the Myeik archipelago is a must. Comprising of over 800 splendid islands, this archipelago is the home to an awesome variety of plants and animals. The crystal clear waters of the sea also allow you to have a glimpse of the fascinating marine life surrounding these islands.
One of the most famous Buddhist monuments in Myanmar, the Shwedagon Pagoda is made of solid brick. The stupa is a cone shaped structure and is covered in gold. Located on a hill in Yangon, it is one of the most visited places in the country.
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Considered to be an important pilgrimage site for the Buddhists, Kyaik-Htiyo Pagoda is the Golden Rock Pagoda and is a revered site for people in Myanmar. Perched on a gold gilded boulder, the sharp climb over the hill is a tough task for most people. And it is believed that completing this uphill task would be rewarded with financial benefits.