Overcoming recent past of the old “Burma” into a new era of hope and optimism is what Myanmar is known for. It is your opportunity to experience a corner of Asia that, in many ways, has changed little since British colonial times. From the very moment you step foot on the ground in Myanmar you are in for a truly unique experience.
Encounter men wearing skirt-like longyi and women smothered in thanakha. Contemplate the 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan. Explore the floating gardens of Inle Lake and soak your body in one of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia – Ngapali Beach. Expect to be dazzled by shimmering cities of gilded temples, enlivened by emerald green landscapes and humbled by the warm smiles of gracious villagers. Come to “The Golden Land” with your mind open and you’ll leave with your heart full.
An ancient city that was the capital of the first Burmese empire – Bagan reflects the heart of Burma.
It serves as the home to temples and buildings built from the 11th century to the 13th century with more than 2,000 pagodas and temples to be found, most of which were built by the ancient kings and leaders of Burma. The holistic experience of exploring the city would result to amazement brought about by the sheer number of temples in such a small area and the intoxicating inner peace that seems to embody all who live here. No words can give justice to the true beauty of the panoramic view of the countless Pagodas. Make Bangan your dream escape.
Inle Lake – Heho
A small town in Kalaw Township of Taunggyi District in Shan State and the primary gateway to Inle Lake – Heho is the second largest lake of the country. Many sites to see are available in the neighboring sites like Taunggyi or Shan State where you can find Pindaya Caves which is one of the significant beauties of the area. During the festival season is the perfect time to visit Heho because a special ceremony of the Burmese is practiced in which the master will admit son of some families to be a monk for a new life without possession and worrying.
Serves as the principal cultural and economic city of upper Myanmar and the former capital, Mandalay still evokes images of a romantic bygone era. The royal palace and its impressive surrounding moat sit at the foot of the imposing Mandalay Hill. In contrast to the colonial feel of Yangon, Mandalay embodies all that is traditional about Burma. Even today, we see very few motorized vehicles on the streets. Historically, this is Burma’s most “Burmese” city, close to the heart of the original national character and till one of the country’s most significant cultural and religious hubs. For centuries this was the capital of Burma’s kingdoms, and we can still visit three former royal remains here. Positioned on the banks of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, Mandalay lies within easy distance of former colonial hill stations, ancient cities and an abundance of cultural attractions. Savor the sights, sounds and flavours of Myanmar’s “Jewel City” and discover a little bit of Burma magic.
Known for its natural and unspotted beauty – Ngapali beach is where you can enjoy the true nature of the beach while experience complete peace and tranquillity. It stretches about 3 kilometres with pristine white sands on the Bay of Bengal’s blue water; Ngapali serves as the beach hot-spot for those leading a modern life in urban areas and looking for a place to enjoy the beauty of the beach itself.
Be enticed with the colonial heritage of the city blending with the ancient Buddhist culture that Yangon offers.
‘The Garden City of the East’ balances tradition, culture and modernity, making it a must-see for anyone who wants to see a different side of Asia. Nature lovers will appreciate the city’s stunning lakes, shady parks and verdant tropical trees. Visit Yangon’s Jewel which is dubbed as one of the world’s holiest Buddhist temple. Be enchanted with a kaleidoscope of impressions: from shaven-headed monks in chocolate or burgundy robes to tiny blue taxis overflowing with life; to the vibrant colors of fresh fruit and vegetables that pervade the sense in the downtown markets. Now is the perfect time to explore the emerging, dynamic city retaining a degree of innocent charm.