Travel to Myanmar
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been named the Golden Land in reference to its rich history and many natural resources. A country that has known a few decades of greatness and decadence of military empires and dictatorships, is now a coveted tourist destination. In recent years, Myanmar has opened up to tourism and has a special place in the enlightened minds of those who venture there. Here are some activities to do if you visit this vibrant place.
Travel to Myanmar - Things to do
Travel to Myanmar - Places to go
The valley of 2000 temples is a must during a trip to Burma. This site is home to temples, the oldest of which date back to the 9th century AD.
This city is full of places to visit. Don't miss Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill, as well as the U Bein Bridge, the largest teak deck in the world.
- Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon
Dominating the city, this Buddhist place shelters relics of several Buddhas, and is entirely covered with gold.
- "The Golden Rock" by Kyaiktiyo
Legend has it that this golden rock is balanced by only one Buddha hair. Sacred place, some parts of the site are inaccessible to women.
- The lost city of Mrauk U
This archaeological site is accessible only by the river. Former capital of the Arakan empire, this city is nowadays incredible to visit, especially in the early morning.
Travel to Myanmar - Activities
- Myeik Archipelago and Ngapali Beach
For reef lovers, come dive into the Myeik Archipelago, or enjoy seafood on the white sandy beach of Ngapali
- Inle Lake
Participants in this exploration on this ecologically rich lake can discover goldsmiths, silk weavers and pagodas. Fishermen row on their piroge with one leg wrapped around the oar.
Come and discover the landscapes of this region. You can take a cruise from Mawlamyine to Hpa'an, or visit Sadan's caves.
- Trek to Hsipaw
To get away from the city, this two-day trek is ideal. You can also discover small local villages and have lunch with the locals.
Travel to Myanmar - Where to eat ?
A brief overview of the typical dishes to be discovered in Myanmar
- Burmese buffet
Ideal when you have lunch on the street, the Burmese buffet is full of small dishes made with meat, fish, vegetables and curries. Ideal for sharing and tasting at everything!
One of Burma's most popular dishes, prepared mainly with sheep or chicken stewed and garnished with all kinds of sauces
- Monhinga soup
It's the traditional soup of the country. Usually eaten for breakfast, it contains rice noodles and fish curry, accompanied by spices.
- Shan Noodles
This dish is from Shan State. The chicken or proc is cooked in a tomato curry and placed on rice noodles.
- Sanwin makin
An essential pastry, it is made from coconut cream and cardamom
Travel to Myanmar - Where to stay ?
The Hotel Nova
In the heart of the city, this hotel houses a rooftop that overlooks the entire city.
Address: No.76, West Aung Nan Ward, 32nd Street, Bet 85th x 86th Street Chan Aye Tharzan Township
Temple View Bagan Hotel
Terrace with view on the temples of Bagan
Address: No-9, Myat Lay Street, Thamudarit Qtr, Kyan Sitt Thar Block, New Bagan
Hotel G Yangon
Well placed, with a modern decoration. The restaurant is delicious.
Address: No. 5 Alan Pya Pagoda Street, Yangon downtown, 11182 Yangon