Top travel locations to visit in Myanmar

Ancient Temples in Bagan, Myanmar

An incredible tourist destination, Myanmar, you can’t miss this place from your “to go” list. Here are a few attractions in Myanmar. Golden Rock, or Kyaiktiyo Zedi as it is known locally, is a totally awesome sight: a pagoda (zedi) sitting atop a huge boulder that appears as if it’s about to fall off the edge of a cliff. Both are covered in golf leaf. The locals believe the boulder, which sits 1,100 meters (3,600 feet) above sea level, is held in place through a miracle of Buddha; the pagoda is said to contain a strand of his hair. Visiting here is a pilgrimage for Myanmar Buddhists. Golden Rock is about a five-hour drive from Yangon, and also involves a long walk. A staircase leads to the pagoda complex that houses several viewing platforms and Buddha shrines.

Located not far from Bagan (about 30-minute flight from Bagan), Mandalay is another beautiful place to visit in Myanmar. Previously, it used to be the capital of ancient Myanmar and now is a city of chaos, smoke, and dust. Whenever you plan for a Myanmar vacation, Mandalay may not the first priority. Nevertheless, just travel here one time, it will never fail to captivate your soul with the majestic beauty of the sacred temples, then you would be definitely amazed by the true beauty of this land when you leave the bustling downtown to visit the architectural wonders. Mahamuni Buddha image, Shwenandaw, Kuthodaw and the complex architecture of Mandalay Hill are the main tourist attractions of Mandalay. Especially, the most prominent site in this city U Bein Bridge which is located in a historic village in Amarapura and considered the longest teak wooden bridge. From here, the most brilliant photography works of sunsets have been being established widely to the world.

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This is the largest lake in Myanmar and is another one of the top Burma tourist attractions. You can come here to explore the surrounding villages supported on stilts that extend out into the water. Various activities include taking a boat ride around a floating market and visiting the nearby temples and monasteries. You can also see the local Intha people, who use a unique style of paddling their boats using just one leg, for a more cultural experience. Inle Lake is one of the best travel destinations in Myanmar and offers a lot in terms of local culture.