Why Myanmar is the best destination in South East Asia ???
Yangon, the Capital of Myanmar is a small city with countable
number of the Neon Lights. It is just an old British town, probably
three decades left behind European and Western metropolitan
life. Towering Shwedagon Pagoda over the city is the major attraction
for the International Tourists to explore the unspoiled Land
and its Culture. Myanmar has its own Kingdom and Monarchy, but
were ended in 1885.
the second capital nowadays is 680Km due North of Yangon. It
was the last Capital of Burmese Monarchy, and it is the center
of Arts and Crafts such as Gold Leaf making, Stone Carving,
Wood Carving and Bronze casting. It is also right to say the
center of International Buddhist Learning center for the wealth
of Buddhist Monasteries and Nunneries. We dare say, it is the
only country to learn the Therabardha Buddhism for the students
the City of four million Pagodas is a small town 190 Km due
south of Mandalay. It is situated on the eastern bank of Majestic
Ayeyawaddy (Irrawaddy) River, and the single place to see more
than 2200 religious edifices within the area of 48 Sq-Km. Actually
the Lord Buddha, whose personal name Sidaratha was born in India
and enlightened there, but Buddhism is still flourishing in
Myanmar until now. Bagan can be said the birthplace of Myanmar
Culture, and the center of Buddhist learning. The inhabitants
in and around are real Burmans whose live is very simple, probably
primitive compare to outside world.
state sharing border with China, Laos and Thailand is the largest
province in Myanmar where many tribes' people dwelt. Taunggyi
meaning Big Mountain is the capital of Shan state, and also
a hill resort located 1300 meter's elevation. There is an Ethnological
Museum to study the different hill peoples of Shan state. Inle
Lake is about 25Km from Taunggyi, unique for its Leg-Rowers.
These people are known as Intha meaning the sons of Lake live
in and around the lake, and are living out by fishing and farming.
What is interesting is the way of making floating garden on
which fruits, flowers and vegetables are grown. And the every
fifth day floating market is also the best place to Watch the
Sittway, the capital of Rakhine State situated at south West
of Myanmar on the Rakhine Coast. It has a long coasting bordering
on the Bay of Bengal sharing with Bangladesh. There is a view
point to have fresh air breathing, and enjoy the sunset. The
Cultural and traditional heritages of colorful Rakhine races
are kept at Museum. It is also the gate way to Mauk U, an ancient
city of Rakhine Kings almost contemporary to Bagan period twelve
Mrauk U (Mro-haung) Rakhaine State
the ancient City of Rakhine Kingdom ( 15th Century), is known
for its old temples with paintings of Indian cultural influence.
It is reached by boat along Kalatan River from Sittwe ( Akyab),
the capital of Rakhing State. A boat trip takes about 5 hours.The
high-lights of MraukU are the massive Shitthaung-paya a curiously
remarkable temple with countless Buddha Images and reliefs,
the fortress-like passages, an octagonal temple Andaw-thein
with its unique stone carvings, Archaeological Museum.Eight
kilo-meters to the north of Mrauk-U is Wethali, the another
ancient capital (4th to 8th centuries A.D.) There is one more
ancient capital called "Dan-nya-wad-di" (3rd centuries BC to
4th centuaries AD) which is about 22 km to the north of We-tha-li.
The Golden Rock Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda
2/3 area of the County is covered with the thick forest
inhabited by many wild animals. The constant flows of streams
and rivers enhance the beauty of the Forest. This Golden
Rock Pagoda is located in the deep forest, and Westerners
rarely visit Kyaikhtio Pagoda. This particular pagoda is
located precariously on the cliff of the mountain, and it
is the most interesting site not only for tourists but also
for local pilgrims. Myanmar, perhaps being known by few
Foreigners is the most interesting destination for the International
Tourists who would like to explore the different Culture
and Nature of the Country and its people. No other than
this time is the best to come Myanmar, do it right now.
You are not too late to do.
Capital of Mon State scramble with old and new houses, viewing
with beautiful scene the hill top is the last destination
of Myanmar Railway. It is located on the bank of Thanlwin
(Salween) River 270 Km south east of Yangon. Taking ferry
boat for an hour from Moattama will be pleasant voyage for
visitors. A hilly ridge above the city offers panoramic
views over the harbor and the beautiful countryside. The
ridge is topped with monasteries and shrines. Walk along
Strand Road for a glimpse of the impressive Kaladan Mosque,
built during the colonial era where the old Indians settle
to work for the British in Mawlamyine (formally called Moulmein).
It was the capital of British Burma, after the first Anglo-Burmese
War 1824 AD.
Un-touched beach line up with coconut trees is a short drive from Kyaikkhami.
Snorkeling and breathing fresh air, lying down on the silvery
sand watching the life of the fisherman along the sea coach.
Beach named after Naples of Italy is unique, unspoiled silvery
beach with the coast of 25 miles along with long line up Palm
trees. In 18th century, an Italian Municipal Engineer visited
there, and after his return the unspoiled virgin beach was known
as Ngapali from that time onwards. One can say that the Ngapali
is the most beautiful beach in Myanmar. It takes 16 hours by
road from Yangon through Pyay-Oaakshipin-Taunggut or Gwa-Ngatahingchaung
across delta area. Or take a flight for an hour and twenty minutes
from Yangon.It is a kind of Paradise of which one will never
forget their vacation. The early morning visit to nearby fishermen's
village "Loan-tha" about 5 km from Ngapali, to watch the return
of fish-boats and to study the un-loading the fishes, and learn
the purchasing of fishes. Sometimes watch the processing of
dried-fish making on the spot.Otherwise, rent a boat to nearby
island to catch the fishes. The self-made roasted fish will
give you a good taste like nectar.
State's third pleasant beach resort " Kann-tha-ya" was unveiled
on 24th March, 1995 in commemoration of the 50th Golden Jubilee
Myanmar Armed Forces Day. It is situated in "Gwa" township only
82 miles from "Ngapali" beach. Yangon to Gwa is about 174 miles
by Motor road and the route from Gwa to Kann-tha-ya beach is
17 miles by road.
The out-standing features of 'Kann-tha-ya' beach are the blue
sea, a very long stretch of silvery sands, a dark green line
of coconut palm groves along the wide coast almost level beach
about 8000 yards long and massive rock slabs and boulders.People
with a penchant for fishing may go out angling in the sea reefs
and rocks providing a natural fence for the beach in safety.
Life-guards have been posted along the beach.
beach is located 40 km to the west of Pathein ( Bassein) in
Ayeyarwady Division. A regular double-decker boat leaves Yangon
about 4 pm every evening and reaches Pathein early in the next
day and bus drive from Pathein to Chaung-tha takes about 2 hours.
It is also reached by road from Yangon via Pathein taking about
Ngwe Saung Beach Myanmar’s latest beach resort having the longest
shore - 9 miles. It is located 29 miles from Pathein Capital
of Ayeyarwaddy Devision. One can suddenly enjoy upon the open
crescent beach a breath taking vista a blue sea rolling waves
and white sand. This long beach lies between the Bay of Bengal
with its unforgettable views at sunset and the Rakkhine Mountain
Range with the evergreen rain forest on its slopes.