Kyaik-htiyo Pagoda is the most famous domestic tourist center located about 160
km from Yangon. It stands on a gold gilded boulder precariously perched on the
edge of the hill-cliff over 1100 km above sea-level. There are many legends
about the pagoda and 'Nat' ( Spirit Gods) shrines along the 11 km uphill hike
from the base camp to the pagoda. There is also a popular belief that a person
gains in wealth every time he climbs the hills. It is a test of one's endurance
and very exhilarating once a person reached the summit. Kyaikhto hotel located
on the hill side is in gull view of the pagoda. The pilgrimage season is from
October to May.
Coaches reach only Kinpun Base Camp at the foot of the hills from where visitors
trek uphill for about 11 km. Porters and palanquins are available to carry
luggage and pilgrims who are too old or weak.
Entrance Fee - US$ 10
Video Camera Fee - US$ 2
The beautiful Ngapali Beach is located in Thandwe (Sandoway) in Rakhine State
about an hour's flight from Yangon. This un-spoilt beach stretches over 3 km and
is an ideal place for everyone who loves sea, sand, sun or swimming, snorkeling
or carefree loitering on the beach, exploring or just sitting amidst whistling
wind. There is a 9-hole golf course only three miles away from the Ngapali
hotel. Nearby fishing villages are also interesting places. Ngapali Beach opens
from October to May.
Kann-tha-ya Beach Resort
Rakhing 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 Motor road and the renovation of Gwa airfield
is now improved to receive F-28 Jet aircraft in "Visit Myanmar Year 1996" and
F-27 aircraft can land at present. It takes about 50 minutes to fly from Yangon
to Gwa 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. Speed-boats ate available at there for visitors who desire
joy rides. A telegraphic and telephone station is at " Myay Hill" for inland and
The fauna in the Yoma forests are elephants, tigers, rhinos, gaurs, leopards,
jungle cat's wild boars, deer, and monkeys, ect. It is different from other
countries that these wild animals are to be seen frequently. Vacationers may go
on hunting expeditions near the resort. 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. For those who
desire to stretch their limbs, a 9-hole golf link has been kept in readiness.
Chaung-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.
Tha-ye-khit-taya (Srikshetra)Kyengton (Eastern Shan State)
An ancient 'Pyu' Capital lies 8 km south-east of Pyay ( Prome), is located about
285 km north-west of Yangon. Archaeological discoveries indicate that the city
attained its height of prosperity between the 5th and 9th centuries.
In Tha-ye-khit-taya, one will find palace site the prototype of Bagan vaulted
temple such as Lemyethna and East Zegu, the cylinder-shaped Bawbawgyi Pagoda,
Payagyi and Payama stupas each with a high conical dome and the Archaeological
Shwesandaw Pagoda, a gigantic sitting Buddha Statue of Hsehtatkyi Pagoda, Shwe
Phone Pwint Library and places of interest in Pyay. One of the most interesting
places nearby Pyay is the Htonebo Cliff (Akauktaung Cliff) three hour drives
from Pyay. It is a lime stone mountain which wall on the Ayeyawaddy river side
is carved with so many Buddha Images. Pyay is easily accessible by road or by
It used to be the capital of eastern Shan State, and the best place to learn
different tradition and culture of Minorities such as Akha, Lahu, Aeng, Wa,
Kachin, Palaung, Shan etc. Those minorities are generally living on the
hill-side and the short trekking is un-avoidable to see these tribal, but it
will be extremely worth it.
Kachin Manor Festival
Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia is often depicted as the highest mountain in
Southeast Asia, especially by locally based promoters of ecotourism. Actually
Kinabalu, a mere 4,101 metres tall, is dwarfed by Myanmar's Mount Hkakabo or
Hkakaborazi, which towers 5,881 metres or 19,269 feet above sea level.
Furthermore Kinabalu is relatively easy to climb, as attested by the many
mountaineering teams that have successfully scaled its heights, where as
Hkakaborazi was conquered only as recently as 1996 September 15 by takes by
Takeshi Ozaki of Japan and Nama Johnson of Myanmar. For that matter Kinabalu is
not even the second tallest mountain in Southeast Asia, that honour rightfully
belonging to Indonesia's Mount Puncak Jaya, which stands a little over 5,000
Mount Hkakabo is located in Naung Mon Township in Putao District of the Kachin
State. It is situated in the extreme North of Myanmar and is perenially
snow-capped, being part of the Eastern Himalayan Region. Hkakaborazi lies in the
Hkakaborazi Protected Area which covers 3812 Square kilometers and the head
waters of the great Ayeyawadi River, Myanmar's main artery for commerce and
navigation, are to be found here.
Communications are difficult in the Hakaborazi forests and mountain slopes.
Streams have to be crossed on precarious rattan bridges slung across the gorges
sometimes hundreds of feet above the rushing torrents and rocky stream-beds. For
the most part, journeys are made on foot along footpaths that hug the mountain
sides and wind through dense jungle undergrowth. Every few miles you may come
across small encampments of road maintenance workers where you may take shelter
for the night without any payment other than for firewood.
Myitkyina, the birth place of Kachin tribals and the place where Kachin Manor
Festival taking place, Putao, the gate way to Snow-Capped Mountain); 'Shan
State' (Lashio and hsibaw); 'Kayah State' (Loikaw); 'Rakhine State' (Sittway and
Taunggup); "Kayin state" (Thamanya, Pha-an and Hlaingbwe); 'Mon State' (Kyaikhto,
Thaton, Kyaikmaraw, Mawlamyine, Thanbyuzayat, and Kyaikkhami); 'Tainthrryi
division' (Myeik, and Dawei, Maungmagan, Kawthaung, Zadetgyi Island (exclusive
of Naval Base) and Lumpi Island.' Ayeyarwady Division' (Pathein, Myaungmya,
Ngathaingchaung, Bogalay); Alaungdaw Kassapa Wild Animal Park, Powun taung,
Monywa, Twin Taung, Bidalin, Kyauka, Yinmabin and Yihlyantwin); 'Sagaing
Division' (Kalay, Khanti and Homalin); 'Chin State' (Mintat, Hakha, Falam and
OTHER AREAS IN MYANMAR
There are many other places of interest for tourists to visit in Myanmar. 'Kachin
State' (Hopeng, Mohnyin, Mogaung, Inndawgyi, Bhamo).
We also conduct the tours to Phakant, the world biggest Jade stone over 25,000
Tons of Weight is located. Mogoke, the Centre of extracting Famous Pigeon Blood
Color Rubies, Chin State, and the rare opportunity of Naga tribe Festival,
Mongshu and Pearl Island require application for permit through Ministry of
Hotels and Tourism to the office of chief of Staff ( Army).
If you are Interested to Explore Such an Unbelievable Tour to Mogoke and