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Where to go in Burma

Shwenandaw Monastery

Recently, Burma attracts a large number of visitors coming to this country. Due to cultural and geographical diversity, it is one of mysterious destinations to discover in Asia. Visiting Burma, visitors may wonder where to go because there are too many attracting places. Here we recommend top 5 interesting attractions that you should not miss in Burma. Tours in Myanmar

Inwa in Burma

Inwa was formerly known as Ava, the capital of Burma for about 5 centuries (14th to 19th century). Nowadays, it becomes a sleepy village which lies besides the Ayeyarwady River. Inwa has some exceptional sights with sections of wall, ruined royal palaces. This would be the ideal place for getting away from busy daily life and enjoy slow pace of life in a countryside area. To fulfill the trip, you should hire a traditional horse cart so you can see the fields of corn and peanuts gradually.

Inwa, Burma

Inwa, Burma- source: internet

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most important Buddhist shrine in Burma which is topped with a thousand diamonds. Surrounding the main stupa, a wide marble platform is full of people from all over Burma praying, chanting and eating under carved eaves. When visiting this sacred pagoda, it is polite to keep quiet, not wear shorts and vest tops and remember to remove shoes and socks before you climb the stairways.

Shwedagon Pagoda at night

Shwedagon Pagoda at night- source: internet

Kandawgyi Park

If you are looking for a peaceful place where you can watch the sunset or just for a run, Kandawgyi Park is a good one. The park is well-maintained and popular with young people and local families who go there to enjoy fresh air. The main entrance is opposite U Aung Myat Road and you can find a wide boardwalk just to the left of the entrance. The boardwalk is undoubtedly the best place for photographing the Shwedragon, especially when the sun is setting and the stupa turns a fiery gold. marguerite cruise

Kandawgyi Park

Kandawgyi Park- source: internet

Balloons over Bagan

Bagan is really worth your journey in Burma. In the winter, a small flotilla of balloon will float above temples in Bagan at dawn. It would be a miss if you do not have chance to witness this spectacular view. Passengers go to the site to watch inflated balloons before dawn. A basket can handle 4 people and if you can pay extra 60$ for a balloon for 2 people. If the balloons do not fly due to bad weather, full refunds will be given.

Hot air balloons over Bagan

Hot air balloons over Bagan- source: internet

Shwenandaw Monastery

This is a remained structure of Mandalay’s Royal Palace. Although there has a bit of mending, surviving original woodcarving is enough to show how skillful royal artisans are. You should visit the monastery early when the sunlight light up the gilded interior. Besides, the entrance fee is relatively high because it includes tickets for both the Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill.

Shwenandaw Monastery

Shwenandaw Monastery- source: internet

Above are 5 attractions in Burma that you should spend time visiting to discover the country’s wonderful uniqueness. We hope that they will answer your question about where to go in Burma. Have a nice trip!

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