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Burma (Myanmar)

 

 

Myanmar is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north and northeast;Laos and Thailand to the east and southeast, theAndaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to the south,BangladeshandIndiato the west.

 

Myanmar is a delightful country, where eternal landscapes and ancient civilizations fill its vast land. Over half of the country is covered by thick tropical forests, beautifully golden pagodas and preserved temples fill the countryside. The temples are 2000 years old and covered in gold.

 

Myanmar's attractions lie largely in the area of the spiritual.Temples, pagodas and historical sites abound with some areas such as Bagan boasting so many attractions that it would be impossible to take them in during a single visit.

 

Attractions:

 

Shwedagon Paya, Yangon

 

Certainly the piece de resistance of any visit toBurmais a visit to this pagoda which is probably unrivaled anywhere in the world for its opulence. While the area, subtly reminds you of The Grand Palace inBangkok, the latter is certainly no match to the astounding beauty of Shwedagon.

 

Bago, Yangon Region

 

Bago is a historic city nearYangonfull of wonderful Buddhist sights

 

 

Ngapali Beach, Rakhaing State

 

Myanmar’s first and foremost beach destination,NgapaliBeachis the perfect seaside paradise with white sandy beaches and clear blue waters.

 

Mrauk U, Rakhaing State

 

Mrauk U is a fabulously atmospheric lost city of tumbledown medieval stupas, shrines, temples and palaces, strewn around a rocky plateau in the extreme west ofBurma.

 

 

Cruising the Ayeyarwady River

 

Perhaps the most pleasurable way to see Myanmar, feel its pulse, live its legends and understand its history, is to cruise the Ayeyarwady River. While enjoying the river's tranquillity, life on the riverbank offers endless fascination. 

 

Sagaing, Mandalay

 

Sagaing Hills, located 21km southwest ofMandalay, is regarded as the living centre of Buddhist faith inMyanmar. In the hills and valleys around Sagaing are around 600 monasteries, temples, stupas and caves dedicated to Buddhism.

 

 

Monywa, Mandalay Region

 

Monywa, is A lovely town, situated on the eastern bark of theChindwinRiver, There are a few distinctive style temples, such as Thanboddhay Paya and Po Win Daung Cave temple

 

Bagan, Mandalay Region

 

Land of thousand pagodas. With more than 2,000 ancient pagodas scattered over and around the ancient capital ofMyanmar, Bagan is perhaps the most visited place inMyanmar, and the reason most visitors come toMyanmar.

 

 

Popa Taung Kalat, Mandalay Region

 

Looking like one of the Wonders of the world, Taung Kalat Monastery at Mt Popa,Mount Popa,Myanmarpresents an impressive architecture. The view is simply beautiful.

 

Inle Lake, Shan State

 

One of the most beautiful spots inMyanmar,InleLakeis a large water wonderland filled with floating gardens, ancient stupas and pretty villages with a backdrop of mountains, valleys and lush forests. Bird watchers in particular will want to spend some time here asInleLakeis home to a huge variety of species of birds.

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