Why Myanmar is the best destination in South East Asia ???

Yangon

shwedagon1Yangon, 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.

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Mandalay

mandalayMandalay, 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 from abroad.


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Bagan (Pagan)

bagan view3Bagan, 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.


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Shan State

inle lakeShan 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 colorful tribes.


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Sittway

sittway portSittway, 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 centaury.

 

Mrauk U (Mro-haung) Rakhaine State

mraukuMrauk-U, 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

kyaikhtiyoThe 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.

Mawlamyaing

mawlamyineThe 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.

 

Setse Beach

setseUn-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.

Ngapali Beach

ngapaliNgapali 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.

Kantharyar Beach

kantharyarRakhing 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.

Chaungtha Beach

chaungthaChaung-tha 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 5 hours.

Ngwesaung BeachNgwesaung Beach
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.

Ngwesaung Beach

ngwesaungNgwe 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.