Top 10 Things to Do in Myanmar

Myanmar has been created with golden land due to its rich cultural history and natural resources. The country has experienced decades of ups and downs and military dictatorships. It is now a famous tourist destination. Travel to Myanmar, there are some must-do activities. Waiting for the sunrise on the stupa of Bagan, enjoying a magnificent sunset on the U-Bein bridge in Mandalay, visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and walk around the Inle Lake... What are top 10 things to do in Myanmar? Here you will get a reference.


N0.1 Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda is the largest and most famous Buddhist temple in Myanmar and a must-see attraction in Yangon. In addition, it is the highest point of Yangon. Together with Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur Temple in Indonesia, it is known as "the three major historical sites in Southeast Asia." It is one of the most famous pagodas in the world and a symbol of Myanmar. If you go to Myanmar, you must not miss it.


N0.2 Touch Golden Rock

Golden Rock

Golden Rock is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar. It is a huge stone standing on the edge of a cliff at an altitude about 1100 meters. It weighs about 611 tons and is about 8.15 meters high. Many people only come here to touch this strange stone. Touch golden rock is a thing that you must do in Myanmar.


N0.3 Watch the sunset at the U-Bein Bridge

U-Bein Bridge

In addition to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and touch Golden Rock, what else thing to do in Myanmar? Watch the sunset at the U-Bein Bridge is not a bad choice. U-Bein Bridge, built in 1850, is the longest and oldest bridge in the world. It's made of teak wood. You will feel wobble when you walk with hundreds of other people at U-Bein Bridge for looking the sunset. In recent years, the number of visitors to this place has soared, but even the crowd has not reduced the beauty of the bridge. The bridge spans Taungthaman Lake. You can rent a boat floating on the Irrawaddy River, watching U-Bein Bridge with a reflection in the water and a sunset that slowly falls. Watching the sunset at U-Bein Bridge, you will feel calm and forget the troubles.


N0.4 Buy gems in Myanmar

Gems in Myanmar

Myanmar is the only country in the world that produces emerald. If you love jade, be sure to buy emeralds in Myanmar. Myanmar is the home of rubies. Burmese ruby represents the finest rubies in the world. So buy rubies in Myanmar is also a good choice.


N0.5 Go to a stupa to worship Buddha

Worship Buddha

Traveling to Myanmar is to see the stupa. Large or small, countless stupas are scattered throughout Myanmar, so it is no exaggeration to call Myanmar the country of the stupa. The stupa is the representative of Myanmar's image. The stupa is also the basis of the spirit of the Burmese. When you go to the stupa, you can feel the piety in their hearts. If you go to Myanmar, you must visit a stupa to worship Buddha.


N0.6 Walk from Kalaw to Inle Lake

Walk from Kalaw to Inle Lake

Walking from Kalaw to Inle Lake is a very popular thing in Myanmar. The hikers will see a lot of beautiful scenery and see the completely different side of Myanmar, Which keeps you away from the pagoda and dust.


N0.7 Watch the stupas of Bagan by hot air balloon

Watch the stupas of Bagan by hot air balloon

In addition to the above-mentioned must-do things in Myanmar. Take a hot air balloon to watch the stupas of Bagan is also one of the best things to do in Myanmar. The art of Bagan Stupa is almost a collection of Burmese architectural art. The beautiful and magnificent scale of the stupa is the peak of the history of building a tower in Myanmar. There are more than 4000 temples in Bagan, which is known as the city of thousands towers. It is a shocking experience to climb a stupa and watch the sun sloping in a quiet temple above the plains in Bagan. In Bagan, it mainly to see various towers and humanities. It is a unique experience by riding a hot air balloon to see the vast and magnificent sunrise and sunset. In Bagan, riding a hot air balloon is not cheap. It is not suitable for those who are worried about budget or backpackers, because these rides are not cheap. The price for these rides is about $300 or $400.


N0.8 Take a look at the city at Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill

Although the Mandalay Mountain is not high, it is located on the bank of the city. The famous Burmese mother river - Irrawaddy River, winding around Mandalay Hill and stepping down the hill from the foot of the mountain. There are 1,700 steps along the way and 8 major temples. Looking down the hill, you will have an unobstructed view of Mandalay.


N0.9 Take a tour in Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is located in Myanmar. There is a piece of water garden floating on Inle Lake. It is called “Floating Island”. These floating islands can be raised and lowered with the fluctuation of the lake, or they can be drawn like a boat. Inle Lake has a cool climate and pleasant scenery. It is a perfect summer resort and you can feel its quietness and coziness by sitting at the lake. In addition, Inle Lake is famous for its unique one-legged boating. The fisherman stands on the side of the boat with one foot and the other foot suspended in the boat with a paddle. It seems to be quite difficult and requires a high balance technique. Take a tour in the Inle Lake is an interesting thing to do in Myanmar.


N0.10 Walking barefoot in the cave

Pindaya Caves

Hpa An of Mon State is located on the regular path of Yangon-Bagan-Inle Lake. Along this road, there are many stunning views of the Saddan Cave. This huge cave is dotted with Buddha statues, pagodas and pictures. There are also bats, mostly harmless, but sudden movements can cause some people to scream. All the caves and temples in Myanmar require you to take off your shoes, so you will feel the muddy ground of the caves, especially during the rainy season. You can have a try by walking barefoot in the cave.

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