You must experience it in Myanmar (also called Burma)
The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the wonders of East Myanmar, which has endured the country’s strife for 2,500 years. The temple serves as a gathering place for pilgrims, which is why the Shwedagon Pagoda is often a destination for Buddhists from all over the world.
The huge area is a cohesion of several temples, pagodas, pavilions and not least the 98 meter high golden stupa. Central to the magnificent temple complex, the stupa radiates majestically of 80 tons of gold and precious stones.
The area of the Shwedagon Pagoda is one like a bubble of intoxication. The vast majority do not go here as hungry tourists in search of fullness for the photo album. Instead, people travel to this part of Myanmar to achieve peace of mind.
The temples of Bagan
In the year 1,050, Bagan was Myanmar’s capital and hometown of the country’s first king Anawratha. Today, Bagan’s history is retold through the city’s many buildings. A large proportion of these are listed by artists hired by Anawratha and his descendants.
Bagan is notorious as a temple universe, for them there are many of them in the city. They are all unique, which can seem quite amazing. Complement your trip in Myanmar with a bike ride through Bagan. It is the best way to experience the breathtaking temples.
In particular, you should plan a visit to the Swiss Pagoda, which contains a very special story. It is said that the location of the Pagoda was determined because the king’s white elephants lay down right here, refusing to move on.
Inle lake is a completely adventurous scenery, where the long lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and fields. Inle lake not only offers sumptuous nature, but also offers floating markets, fishermen with braided hats and beautiful temples.
Many of Inle Lake’s residents live out on the lake and live on self-grown vegetables and food. It is a very special experience to see how the locals live out on the lake and what they get the time to go with.
The locals at Inle are called Intha and live in smaller villages in the area. Their everyday life proceeds quite calmly in the name of agriculture. The atmosphere becomes almost idyllic with peaceful fishermen, hardworking farmers and Myanmar’s beautiful nature.
The Monastery of the Golden Palace
According to justinshoes, Shwenandaw Monastery was built in 1880 in Mandalay. The building style is in the traditional Burmese architectural style. The monastery is especially known for being built in teak, which makes it unique.
The wooden monastery was once demolished and moved from the old Mandalay Palace to its present location outside Mandalay. In addition, the city of Mandalay is also worth a visit with more than 700 Buddhist pagodas and a large number of monasteries.
In Mandalay you can also see Mahamuni Paya, the large Mandalay Palace and a lot of cozy markets where you will find everything between heaven and earth. Worth a visit on your trip.
Ngapalis beach area
Myanmar’s leading stand area Ngapalis is not to be mistaken. The three kilometer long paradise with turquoise water, white sandy beach and swaying palm trees is absolutely adventurous. The beach is located next to the Bay of Bengal.
Ngapalis is also an excellent place to watch Myanmar’s fishermen come home with the day’s catch including lobsters, squid and giant prawns. Ngapali a cozy village with delicious eateries and small local shops.
For anyone who loves a good story, Ngapalis is also particularly interesting. It is said that Rudyard Tourist was in a small bamboo hut by the beach when he wrote his big hit of a tale – The Jungle Book.
Places to experience in Myanmar
Myanmar’s former capital Yangon lingers in warmth and charm. Here exudes the old days when Myanmar (then called Burma) was an English colony. The past is illustrated by dilapidated buildings among the new shops and restaurants.
Yangon has the right elements to experience the local and genuine Burmese atmosphere. Here you can sniff for everyday Burmese life, sip a cup of green tea and go for a walk in absolutely fantastic surroundings.
In central Myanmar you will find the country’s second largest city Mandalay. Myanmar’s religious charm is expressed in this city, where thousands of monks and nuns make a pilgrimage to the Ayayarwady River to meditate.
From the port of Mandalay you can sail on the Ayeyarwady River. The boat trip can be highly recommended on the trip if you want to drift quietly on the water while enjoying the tranquility and the very special Burmese surroundings.
The mountain town of Kalaw is located at an altitude of 1,320 meters in central Myanmar. Here the atmosphere is relaxed. In particular, you should experience Kalaw’s market, where you can buy everything from local specialties to various souvenirs.
The landscape is beautiful and the food is like a gastronomic explosion. You will no doubt let Kalaw fit in your heart. The tranquility that reigns over Kalaw is like balm for the soul on your trip to Myanmar.