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Explore Myanmar to the fullest: 10+ Best places to visit in Myanmar

Posted By: Sao La Tours / Myanmar Travel Guides
Explore Myanmar is a great experience as you get to learn more about a diverse culture and lengthy history and admire untouched natural landscapes.

Explore Myanmar is a great experience as you get to learn more about a diverse culture and lengthy history, admire untouched natural landscapes and sample delicious cuisine. Myanmar is where old and modern collide. Although the country is witnessing a fast rate of urbanization, it still manages to preserve many historic and cultural attractions. Let’s find out the best and not-to-be-missed attractions in Myanmar.

Explore beautiful Myanmar through religious sites

Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is located in the downtown of Yangon city. It’s where you can escape the busy city life and spend time meditating. This pagoda is said to be constructed over 2.000 years ago and it’s the home to the Buddha’s hair relic.

Sule Pagoda is located in the downtown of Yangon city - explore Myanmar

Sule Pagoda is located in the downtown of Yangon city (Source: Collected)

Chauk-Htat-Gyi Buddha Temple

Myanmar is always known as the majestic land of golden temples and pagodas, among which is this popular Chauk-Htat-Gyi Buddha temple. Here you can find a mammoth statue reclining Buddha that measures up to 65 meters. This statue of Buddha will bring peace to your mind as you observe his calm expression and relaxed pose.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is considered a must-visit attraction when you come to Myanmar. Being one of the most sacred pagodas throughout the country, Shwedagon Pagoda will leave you astonished with its unique structure, which is made up of hundreds of gold plates. The top of the stupa is encrusted with over 4.500 diamonds.

Explore the spiritual aspects of Myanmar by visiting Shwedagon Pagoda - explore Myanmar

Explore the spiritual aspects of Myanmar by visiting Shwedagon Pagoda (Source: Collected)

Best way to explore Beautiful Myanmar for adventure lovers

Bagan

Are you looking for an interesting experience in Myanmar? Don’t miss the chance to visit Bagan - the ancient city that houses more than 2.000 Buddhist monuments. To capture the entire view of the Bagan Archeological Zone, visitors usually go on a hot air balloon ride. Remember to bring along your camera or smartphone to take beautiful pictures while you enjoy the breathtaking view of Bagan above.

Inle Lake

The second largest lake in Myanmar is definitely not a place that you want to skip during vacation. Board a traditional boat to cruise along the Inle lake to take in some fresh air and admire the tranquility of the place. You’ll also see Nyaung Ohak pagodas and Shwe Indein pagodas when you reach In Dein village.

Mount Popa

Mount Popa is one of the most famous attractions in Mandalay. It’s the perfect place for you to go on a hiking trip as you get to see the spectacular scenery and visit the Popa Taungkalat Monastery once you’ve reached the top of this extinct volcano. It takes 777 steps and travelers will be rewarded with an amazing view above.

Explore Myanmar and go on a hiking trip to Mount Popa

Explore Myanmar and go on a hiking trip to Mount Popa (Source: Collected)

Kalaw

Test your adventure instinct as you explore Kalaw - a hill town located in the Shan State. Although  Being a less touristy place than other attractions in Myanmar, Kalaw offers travelers an unspoiled beauty of nature and picturesque scenery. Follow the trekking trails to reach Shan Hills and enjoy the cool weather as opposed to the high heat of Myanmar.

Explore beautiful Myanmar through beautiful beaches and islands

Ngwe Saung

Other than temples and pagodas, Myanmar’s beaches are also the hidden gems that will make your trip much more relaxing. Ngwe Saung (translated as “Silver Beach”) will leave you speechless with crystal clear blue water, palm trees and soft sand. Here you can soak in the sun, go snorkeling  or scuba diving. Try different kinds of mouth-watering fresh seafood in the restaurants nearby.

Ngapali

After long days exploring the popular attractions of Myanmar, you might just want to have a lazy day on the beach. Ngapali is one of the most perfect places for relaxing in this Southeast Asian country. Sit back and distract yourself whatever bothers you. Just enjoy the yellow-white sand, blue waves and the romantic sights of the beach. There’s also a myriad of interesting water sports such as sea kayaking, jet skiing or scuba diving waiting for you to take part in.

Explore Myanmar and relax on Ngapali beach

Explore beautiful Myanmar and relax on Ngapali beach (Source: Collected)

Macleod Island

Macleod Island is listed among the 800 unspoiled islands within the Andaman Sea. To get here you need to travel to the far southern end of the country. Macleod Island not only boasts wonderful scenery but also has a thriving biodiversity with many species of plants and animals.

Best way to explore Myanmar for history buffs

Bagan Archaeological Museum

When visiting the Bagan Archaeological Museum, you’ll get to see a vast collection of Bagan’s relics dating back ancient times. Through the pieces of ruins displayed in the museum, you’ll get to learn more about the lifestyle of the people in Bagan during the old times.

Taukkyan War Cemetery

During the battle of Burma that took place in World War II, many soldiers sacrificed their lives. This Taukkyan War Cemetery was built to commemorate the brave soldiers and it’s also a reminder of how brutal wars can be.

Taukkyan War Cemetery was built to commemorate the brave soldiers - explore Myanmar

Taukkyan War Cemetery was built to commemorate the brave soldiers (Source: Collected)

Are you ready to pack your luggage and explore beautiful Myanmar? If you haven’t decided over where to visit in Myanmar, Sao La Tours can help you create a fully customized tour program free of charge! Simply visit our website and fill out the inquiry form so that our tour consultants can get to you as quickly as possible.

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