10 Things to do in Burma for an unforgettable Trip 2018

Asia Travel Tips 2018

A sublime and unknown country, Burma , or Myanmar, is more and more coveted by travelers. Its authenticity , its beautiful landscapes and its recent openness to tourism make it a very interesting destination for adventure and discovery lovers. 

Very different and less easy to apprehend than its other Asian neighbors, Burma calls for a change of scenery … And it is better to plan your trip to avoid disappointment! And to help you in this task, we have selected for you 10 essential steps of a trip to Burma . Leave aside your assumptions and go to a destination like no other …

 1.  The Shwedagon Pagoda

Do not miss this high place of the Buddhist religion , covered with 60 tons of pure gold, it contains, according to legend, the relics of the four ancient Buddhas. You will be both bewitched and fascinated by this place and by the rites that are practiced there.

Source: imke.stahlmann (Flickr)

2. Inle Lake

In the heart of the country, this mythical lake will occupy you for several days. Take the time to visit the villages by canoe, watch the fishermen row with one leg and finally admire the farmers and their floating gardens.

Source: Allan Gray (Flickr)

3. Bagan

This beautiful city, meeting 19 villages, has a hundred temples . It will take you at least 2 days to visit everything too, do not hesitate to rent a bike or to contemplate the city from the top of a balloon: at sunrise the view is just amazing!

Source: Marcela Tokatjian (Flickr)

4. Mount Popa

This mountain perched at 1518 meters is simply magical! Considered to be home to the 37 Great Nats (spirits) of Burma, this mountain block is the result of a volcanic eruption . So go on the assault of hundreds of steps, up the view is breathtaking, you will not be disappointed!

Source: undeklinable (Flickr)

5. Mrauk U

Mysterious and authentic Mrauk U perfectly sums up the charm of Burma … And if you venture a little along the river, you will discover  particularly amazing ethnic minority villages .

Source: Stefan Munder (Flickr)

6. Chaung Tha Beach

Quasi wild, Chaung Tha beach is lined with coconut palms and small fishing villages . It is the ideal place to relax on the white sand and enjoy the calm.

Source: Metamorfa Studio (Flickr)

7. Hsipaw

A pretty little traditional town where you can have tea in beautiful houses, admire the ruins in the jungle, or just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and stunning scenery.

Source: yeowatzup (Flickr)

8. Pyin U Lwin

Located near  Mandalay , the small town of Pyin U Lwin enjoys a cooler climate because of its altitude (1070m) and offers a very pleasant parenthesis.

Source: yeowatzup (Flickr)

9. Mount Kyaiktiyo

Particularly beautiful at sunset , Mount Kyaiktiyo and its famous Golden Rock are among the three main sacred sites of Burma (with the Mahamuni Temple and Shwedagon Pagoda). The panoramic view is exceptional!

Source: dany13 (Flickr)

10. Ngapali Beach

Without doubt the most beautiful beach in Myanmar … The sand is white, the water is clear, and the beach is lined with coconut trees. Paradise for lovers of swimming and relaxing on the beach!

Source: Tom Godber (Flickr)

Have you ever visited one of these sites? Tell us your experience in the comments!

Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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