Myanmar Things to Do & See

Myanmar or Burma is a republic in South-East Asia, bounded on the north by Tibet Autonomous Region of China; on the east by China, Laos, and Thailand. The most extensive plain of thousand Stupa & temples, from the modern capital of Yangon, the ancient plain of Bagan to the river activities of floating villages of Inle Lake where the cultural inhabitant’s lives can be discovered while Mandalay stands on the Irrawaddy River surrounded by mountainous landscapes, hills, palace and pagodas etc and Ngapali coast makes Myanmar become one of the most interesting destinations in Southeast Asia.

Yangon Capital

About 5.4 millions of population, Yangon serves as the capital of the country as well as largest commercial core and the significant city in Myanmar. Yangon Capital is impressively illustrated by many number of colonial buildings and some still remain intact and unique. Widely houses sacred, golden active pagodas, bustle street corners, lake parks and skyline gardens that friendly welcome all visitors around the world to see and experience its authenticity and its wonderful history, and many more.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

The most religious sacred pagoda for worship and holding important celebrations of Myanmar festivals and it’s the major tourist attraction which sits at the west of the artificial lake “Kandawgyi Lake” in Yangon. The prominent huge stupa is covered with gold plates arising in the central city…

Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

Chauk Htat Gyi is a Buddhist pagoda houses the most extensive
reclining Buddha with 65m long and it’s always included in your day of exploration in Yangon.

Bogyoke (Scott Market)

Bogyoke Market (Scott Market)

A worth visit to Yangon is impossible without Bogyoke Market, provides great sights and the best place for shopping in Yangon. Bogyoke Market houses various selections of crafted lacquerware, carvings, handicrafts, gems, art paintings, textiles, silk fabrics and other fresh local productions.

Mon State (Pagoda Rock)

Pagoda Rock in Mon StateSharing the boundary with Bago, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (or Kyite Htee Yoe) is the religious Buddhist pilgrimage site admired by the famous Golden Rock which amazingly emerges on the edge of Mt. Kyaiktiyo in Kyaikhto township of Mon State. It is the extensive boulder pasted with shiny gold leaves and it has interesting legendary to visitors. Standing on the summit, visitors can enjoy a pleasant breathtaking and the stunning panoramic views of Mon State while taking picturesque photos of the surroundings.

Ancient Bagan

Visiting to the ancient Bagan is likely without taking a hot air balloon which flies in the sky to capture the magnificent views of hundreds of Burmese temples both at the splendid sunrise or sunset, and along with its rich civilization of Pagan Kingdom dates to 1500 years ago. Locates in Mandalay and next to the eastern bank of Irrawaddy River, the must-see plain of Bagan is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Asia, Bagan is also a great place to explore Burmese culture, customs, lifestyle and its wonderful history. Beside the impressive temples who were built from 9th century, Bagan ideally offers unique cultural experience to some local villages famed for traditional cotton thread weaving, crafted lacquer ware & painting, palm sugar, peanut & sesame oil production and blacksmith workshop while horse-cart ride, river boat cruise and elephant camp are available for those who friendly want to get interacted with locals and connected with the environment.
Shwezigon Pagoda

Shwezigon Pagoda

Situates north-east of Old Bagan with 5km, the must-see impressive, gold plated pagoda was built by Burmese Kings Anawrahta & Kyansittha in 11th century, it is purposely served as Buddhism pagoda to enshrine Buddha relics.

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple

With the most outstanding gold spire, Ananda temple is one of ancient temples near Tharabar Gate in the region of Old Bagan, a beautiful blend of Mon & Indian style architecture, with four huge standing Buddhas and 80 relics describing the life of Buddha.

Mount Popa

Mount Popa

The lost volcano rises among the forest and 1518 metres above the sea level, the pilgrimage site atop Taung Kalat Buddhist Monastery which is regarded as one of Nat spirit temples in the region. Mount Popa is one of popular travel destinations in Myanmar,


Dates to 19th century, Mandalay served as the last Royal Capital along with rich history. Sits on the bank of east Irrawaddy River, Mandalay nestles among the jungle and hills, and today Mandalay is the second vast, important economic city in Myanmar populated by more than 6 millions of mix indigenous groups including Chinese, Indian, Kayin, Kayah, Chin, Pao, Mon and Shan. Mandalay comprehensively houses many impressive monuments and religious pagodas. From the significant massive Mingun bell, Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mahamyatmuni & Kuthodaw Pagodas to Royal Palace, Mandalay has much more to explore such as pottery & silk weaving villages, marble/wood carving workshops, the breathtaking sunset boat over Irrawaddy River, wandering at Zegyo Market and climbing up the Mandalay Hill to grab the stunning views of the surroundings while U Bein bridge is the best photogenic spot when the sun sets down at horizon.
U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge

Locates in the Old Capital “Amarapura” of Myanmar, the attractive U Bein Bridge is considered as the longest teakwood bridge in the world, which spans across Taung Tha Man Lake dotting with fishermen boats and it’s a nice place to catch a local boat to view the tranquil surroundings and especially take the wonderful reflection of the sunset.

Hsinbyume Pagoda

Hsinbyume Pagoda

Hsinbyume was derived from the name of Princess Hsinbyume that was the wife of King Bagyidaw who ascended the throne in 1819. The pagoda is totally impressive with its white structure adorned with seven concentric terraces which represent to Mount Meru related to Buddhist mythology. Locates in Mingun town in Sagaing Region and on the west bank of Irrawaddy River,

Kuthodaw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda

In gold paintjob and with 57m high, Kuthodaw Pagoda is one of the must-see tourist attractions in Mandalay, built in 19th century at the foot of Mandalay Hill and surrounded by hundreds of notable white shrines along with 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddhist texts and it’s regarded as one of the World’s Largest Book.

Shan State

Inle Lake Fishing VillageFounded during Pagan Kingdom, Shan State is popularly well-known for her ethnic diversity, culture, customs and traditions along with rich superstition, and the state houses beautiful nature, limestone formations and especially Htat Eian is the most interesting cave in Shan. Connect with friendly environment, Kalaw provides wonderful hike and trekking experience through the pine forests admiring mountain ranges and a night of homestay is an ideal for unique cultural experience.

Shan is not only for the best cave and trekking experience but it’s also a nice friendly place to explore the floating village of the impressive Inle Lake which fames for its unique one-legged rowing boats, a great place to capture picturesque photos of blue mountain reflections over the lake surface dotting with fishermen standing on boats and it’s importantly serves as the rich ecosystem to many inhabitants, wildlife sanctuary and other species. On the Inle Lake, there is a lot of things to see including the 5-days floating market, floating gardens, by your luck you can check out Nga Phe Chaung Monastery if there are still jumping cats available for a worth visit and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is the main tourist attraction in the area which stores significant Buddha statues pasted with gold leaves and is sacred place to hold major celebrations of boat races, light festivals and the water festival based on lunar calendar. Apart from Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, by a motorboat to Indein village which provides a worth visit to the unique religious land surrounded by many ancient stupas included the big white Buddhist Stupa in the middle, it’s a trip experience to unlock the highlights of the region, breathtaking and photography.

Ngapali Beach, Rakhine

Ngapali BeachSituates in Rakhine State and by a short flight from Yangon Capital City, Ngapali is the perfect beach destination dotting with palm trees and wooden bungalows in western Myanmar, hosts the white sand beach stretching about 7km along with pristine crystal ocean water which makes Ngapali a great favorite place to relax, sunbath and unwind. You may feel it boring for just relaxing on the beach but there are things available to maximize beach experience such as riding bicycle along the coastline about 8-10km in the morning to get interacted with locals and try their exotic fresh seafood before returning in the afternoon or hop on a fishermen boat to visit a fishing village on an island nearby.


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