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Top 10 Attractions in Myanmar

For many tourists, Myanmar is still a little-known mysterious tourist destination. However, as Myanmar gradually opens up to the outside world, more and more global travelers come here, and this golden land becomes more real. Myanmar has a lot of spectacular sights, from ancient temples and stretches of unspoiled silver sand beaches to mysterious caves and picturesque sunsets. Do you know any famous tourist attractions in Myanmar?

 

N0.1 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon is the old capital of Myanmar and the largest city with many pagodas, the most famous of which is the Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is located in the center of Yangon. Visitors are often shocked by its bling. The Shwedagon Pagoda is the highest point of Yangon and can be seen anywhere in the city of Yangon. It is the most sacred pagoda in Myanmar. Contrary to the external business climate of Yangon, the interior of the Shwedagon Pagoda is exceptionally quiet and solemn. It is perfect for those who want to find a quiet place in a crowded city. Don't forget to bring your sunglasses, because the golden stupa and white marble can shine on any worshipper. The Shwedagon Pagoda, symbol of Myanmar, is 112 meters high and is made of brick with a layer of gold on the surface. The Shwedagon Pagoda has four entrances. You need to take off your shoes when entrancing it. It is a famous tourist attraction in Myanmar that you can’t miss.

 

N0.2 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - U-Bein Bridge

U-Bein Bridge

The U-Bein Bridge is about 1.2 kilometers long and is the longest teak wooden bridge in the world. Its piers, bridges, and paved planks are all made of precious teak and have been immortalized for centuries. The sunset over U-Bein Bridge is very romantic and is one of the most famous sights in Myanmar. There are many people when there is sunset, you can walk on the U-Bein Bridge before sunset. There are six pavilions in the bridge, which symbolize the "six spirits" of Buddhism. It is said that when Burmese are in love, they will come to the bridge to pray for love to last longer, so U-Bein Bridge is also called "Lover Bridge" by the locals. U-Bein Bridge is a romantic tourist attraction in Myanmar that you can’t miss.

 

N0.3 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market

The best choice for shopping in Yangon is the Aung San Market, a market named after the “father of independence” of Myanmar - General Aung San. The market has a history of more than 70 years. There are jewelry, fabrics, handicrafts, etc. The exterior of the market is also in style of British colonial. Even if it is just a visit and you haven’t anything to buy, it is worth visiting. Every day, ten thousands of tourists and locals come here to shop. It is quite famous in Yangon and even in Myanmar. It is a shopping paradise for foreign tourists.

 

N0.4 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill, located in the north of Mandalay, is a famous Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. It is also the highest mountain in Mandalay with an altitude of 231.6 meters. It is a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset. You can overlook the city of Mandalay on the top of the hill. The main entrance to Mandalay Hill is located on the south side. There are several temples and pagodas at the foot of the mountain that are worth visiting. It attracts many tourists and believers.

 

N0.5 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Palace

In addition to Shwedagon Pagoda, U-Bein Bridge, Bogyoke Aung San Market and Mandalay Hill, where to visit in Myanmar? Mandalay Palace is a good choice. The Mandalay Palace, located in Mandalay, Myanmar, is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The entire palace is square and wooden structure. There are 104 temples in the palace. The buildings are mainly red and gold. The palace was built from teak wood, a unique tree species unique in Myanmar. It has the characteristics of being non-cracking and corrosion-resistant. The Burmese feudal dynasty also used teak as royal wood. The palace and imperial city were built with this wood. The museum in the palace displays the story of the Burmese dynasty, displaying many items, furniture and clothing used by the king. Inside the palace, there is a 33-meter-high watchtower. Climb to the top of watchtower, you can overlook the Royal Palace and Mandalay Street.

 

N0.6 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Golden Rock/Kyaiktiyo

Golden Rock/Kyaiktiyo

Golden Rock is undoubtedly the highlight of Myanmar. It stands on the cliffs of the mountain. It can be said that if you have not been to Jiyuyu Mountain, you have never been to Myanmar. It is the most important religious pilgrimage site in Myanmar after the Shwedagon Pagoda. There is a stupa on the top of the Golden Stone. The stupa is 7.3 meters high. It is said that there are Buddha's hair in it. The big stone is also very sacred, so many believers come here every year.

 

N0.7 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Inle Lake, the largest and most beautiful lake in Myanmar, is located on the plateau in eastern Myanmar. There are more than 200 villages scattered around Inle Lake. You can see these unique houses around Inle Lake. Inle Lake attracts lots of tourists. There are several water villages on the lake, surrounded by vegetable gardens. You can see the fisherman having mastered the single-foot boating skill. It is a unique traditional boating method. The best time to visit the Inle Lake is during the Dragon Boat Festival from September to October. This is one of the Buddhist religious festivals. Inle Lake must be a famous tourist attraction in Myanmar that you can’t miss.

 

N0.8 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Irrawaddy river

Irrawaddy river

The Irrawaddy River is the inspiration for many literary masters and one of the most important rivers in Asia. The Irrawaddy River is an important passage for exploring Mandalay. Coming to the Irrawaddy River, by driving a boat through the small fishing village, listening to the morning bells from nearby monasteries, watching elephants and buffaloes in the forest, you can experience the daily life of the residents, bargain with local vendors on the market and admire the rare dolphins in Irrawaddy river.

 

N0.9 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Pindaya Cave

Pindaya Cave

Pindaya Cave contains more than 8,000 statues of Buddha from different periods. Visitors in Pindaya Cave are more than all other caves in Myanmar. These Buddha statues cover almost the walls of the cave, and many visitors will marvel at the number of these Buddha statues. Walking in this sacred maze of golden statues, please slow down your steps, because the monks are still praying in these caves.

 

N0.10 Tourist attraction in Myanmar - Emerald Stupa

Werawsana

The emerald stupa called Werawsana was built in 2012 and took three years to complete. It is all made of jade and is the only pagoda built in the world by expensive jade. The pagoda is about 25 meters high and looks magnificent. The exterior of the stupa is engraved with leaves, amulets, and various inscriptions. In addition, you can also see the jade footprints of the Buddha. The carvings inside the pagoda are more beautiful and unique. Emerald Stupa – Werawsana is a wonderful tourist attraction in Myanmar that you can’t miss.

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