Attractions

Myanmar is a perfect destination for those who enjoy off-the-beaten track travel. The sightseeing in the country includes scenic wonders, religious sites, and many historical attractions.

Thousands of ancient and intriguing temples, each one unique, await visitors in Bagan. The floating villages of Lake Inle can be explored on a hired longtail boat to the beautiful double storied gardens. The city of Mandalay draws visitors with its scenic surroundings, royal palace complex and the Mahamuni Buddha. The Ngwe Saung coastline attracts people with its white sands and unspoiled beauty. The astounding Shwedagon Pagoda will blind you with its golden plated domes, standing sentinel over the city of Yangon. Myanmar's many bustling markets will enchant visitors and the country's sacred sites are excpetionally moving. These are just a few of the attractions that await visitors to Myanmar.


The temples of Bagan

Bagan

Bagan is an ancient city dating back to the 9th century that was home to the first kingdom of a unified Myanmar. A seemingly impossible collection of thousands of temples and monuments scattered over a vast plain, the buildings range in condition from ruined...  see full details



Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar's most famous sight, an iconic landmark that stands as a highlight for any visitor to the region. The stupa is covered in gold plates weighing an estimated 52 metric tons and topped with a 76 carat diamond, as well...  see full details



Palm Beach Hotel, Ngwe Saung

Ngwe Saung

This beautiful 10-mile (15km) palm-lined beach is almost free of tourists. A small touristy village has materialised on the beach's parallel road, with craft stalls selling cheap trinkets and delicious seafood. At low tide a small island appears which you can walk to and...  see full details



Lake Inle, Myanmar

Lake Inle

Inle Lake, located at the base of steep green hills, is remarkable because of its inhabitants. Around 70 000 of people live around and on the lake. Whole villages rest on stilts surrounded by water, rather like a bamboo and teak Venice, where...  see full details



Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay

Mandalay

Mandalay is Myanmar's second-largest city and the former royal capital of the Burmese kingdom. A good place to start a visit is to hike up the 780-foot (240m) stairwell to the top of Mandalay Hill, a holy site with an ornately decorated temple...  see full details