Top things to do in Myanmar

Being different from Thailand and Cambodia, Myanmar does not have cheap tours, recreated facilities or modern services. But it is an interesting destination to ones who prefer adventure tours because of the wild and original look. And there are some suggestions for Myanmar tour package to discover the Buddhist country.

In Yangon

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Yangon streets are noisy and they are curious visitors by English architectural houses. On the street, right-hand drive cars go on the right lines and even the traffic is sometimes noisy, the appearance of police is rarely. The city is peaceful and friendly, especially in the early morning, when everything is covered by a thick coat of fog. Most of the stores and offices open at 9 a.m so before that, streets are so quite that visitors can hear songs of birds. Drink a cup of coffee on Sky Bistro Building – one of the highest buildings in the city, visitors can capture Yangon view with small houses and big golden pagodas. Myanmar has thousands of pagodas and most of them were built in 6th century. 90% of the population in Myanmar is Buddhists.

A very famous pagoda that visitors choose to travel during Myanmar tour package is Shwedagon Pagoda– the symbol of Yangon. It stores clothe, stick and hairpieces of Buddha, and 3 series of Tripitaka. Was built in 6th century and after undergoing many changes, Shwedagon was recognized as the biggest pagoda of Myanmar in 15th century. During the six centuries, the pagoda is covered and decorated with the total weight of 80 tons of gold.

In Bagan City

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It is 600 km from Bagan to Yangon and visitors can go there by high-quality bus. Although the stations are small and they serve hundreds of buses at one time, the quality of services is higher than that in some developing countries. The weather in Bagan is quite variable: in the morning the temperature is about 17°C but can rise to 36°C at midday. In history, Bagan had more than 4000 temples and pagodas but nowadays it conserves 3000; many of them are Myanmar cultural heritages.

In Bagan, visitors should visit Shwezigon – the first golden and also the most sacred pagoda in Bagan, and Ananda Pagoda – the most beautiful one. In the pagodas stand gigantic Buddha statues coated with gold. Hiring a bike or having a seat on horse cart to travel around the relics would be interesting memories to visitors.

A trip to Bagan will not be perfect if missing the moments of watching the sunset at the top of Pyat That Gyl Temple. A ticket to go there costs 15 USD and visitors should prepare camera to capture the unique view.

In Shan State

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Locates at the center of Myanmar, Inle Lake is a famous destination in Shan State. It costs 10 USD for ticket to visit the second largest fresh water lake in Myanmar. The environment in Inle is very clean. Visitors can stay on boat to enjoy fresh atmosphere, watch local people catching fish and visit organic floating farm. Around the lake are traditional craft villages, where produce valuable cloths made of lotus and organic cigars made of natural herbs and trees.

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