Bagan – Myanmar: Myanmar Tours
Bagan Myanmar – Myanmar Tours
In this post we explore “Bagan” of Myanmar, the Godly land of Buddhists and also learn about top attractions covered under Myanmar Tours.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
Bagan is a historic, ancient city of Myanmar (known as Burma in past). Spreaded over eastern banks of the river Ayeyarwady. It is famous for the Bagan Archaeological zone, where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments stands over vast green plains. Religions sites around Old Bagan include ornate and beautiful Ananda Temple which was built in 1091 and topped with a golden stupa. Nearby you would see a huge 12th-century Dhammayangyi Temple.
Myanmar is one of those countries which has so much to offer yet so undiscovered. Thanks to sizable numbers of tours operators who offers Myanmar Tours for all budget and liking. More time you have, more you can explore. From ancient sites and old dynasties to mountains and beaches, Myanmar tours covers all for you. Here is a long list of most popular attractions in Myanmar:
Yangon is a big and yet not modernized city, with Victorian buildings, tree-lined avenues, lakes and parks and a bustling city centre of friendly vendors, colourful stalls and people.
Mandalay was the last Royal Capital of Myanmar and is located nearly 700 km north of Yangon between the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River and the Shan plateau.
Bagan, the capital of Myanmar’s first dynasty, was built by King Anawrahta in 1044. It is located about 193 km south of Mandalay. There are over 2000 temples and stupas spreading in 42 square kilometers.
A five kilometer long canal suddenly opens up to a wide lake with numerous villages on stilts and floating gardens against the hazy mountain ranges.
The 15th century ancient city of Rakhine Kingdom is located in the north-western corner of the country. It was the centre of a mighty kingdom and one of the richest cities in Asia trading with the Middle East.
Pyin O Lwin:
PYIN O LWIN ( Maymyo). Just 2-3 hours by car away from Mandalay, but climate and scenery is quite different. Pine trees and other subtropical vegetation dot the landscape.
KALAW in the Shan State is another cool place to be during the hottest months of the year. Many ethnic minority villages around and interesting market in town.
PINDAYA, famous for its caves housing more than 8000 Buddha images. No one seems to know how they all got there. Most of them are at least hundreds of years old.
Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung):
Kyaing Tong, is a town in eastern Shan State, Myanmar and it is also the principle town of Keng Tung Township. The weather in this area is particular cooler than compare to the tropical area of Myanmar.
MAWLAMYINE, capital of Mon State and Myanmar’s third largest city. In colonial times known as Moulmein and trading port of teak logs.
Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock):
Golden Rock, in Myanmar language known as KyiteHteeYoe Pagoda is one of the breath-taking and also a sacred place for Myanmar people. It is located in Mon State.
Monywa, is located in Sagaing Division, in Myanmar, and geographically 136km northwest of Mandalay along the eastern bank of River Chindwin. It will take 3 hours drive from Mandalay via Sagaing.
THE IRRAWADDY, one of the mightiest rivers of Asia in league with the Mekong and the Ganges. Weeklong cruises in high water season August-November.
The mergui Archipelago which is located on the most southern part of Myanmar which comprimised of over 800 islands. Kawthaung (formally known as Victoria Point).
Ngapali is located in Rakhine State and stretches along the Bay of Bengal and it lies in Rakhine State of Myanmar. Ngapali is said to be one of the best beaches in Myanmar.
Ngwe Saung Beach:
Ngwe Saung beach is situated near Yangon city and it can be reached within a 6-hour drive from Yangon. The beach itself is approximately 9 miles long.
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