1.Inle

This vast picturesque lake is 900 meters above sea-level and one of the most picturesque spots in Southeast Asia. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. This lake 22 km long and 10 km across, has a population of some 150,000, many of whom live on floating islands of vegetation. Inle Lake is famous for its scenic beauty and the unique leg-rowing of the Inthas, the native lake dwellers. The most convenient ways to get here is to fly from Yangon to Heho, which is the nearest airport to the Lake.

2. Kalaw

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Kalaw is hill station, located 1400 meters about the sea level and 71 km in the west of Taunggyi. It was popular in the British days and it is a peaceful summer resort Kalaw is hill station, located 1400 meters about the sea level and 71 km in the west of Taunggyi. It was popular in the British days and it is a peaceful summer resort

3. Pindaya

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It is situated about 45 km north of Kalaw. Pindaya is a small quiet beautiful town on the bank of botoloke Lake. Pindaya is noted for its natural limestone Caves housing over 8,000 Buddha images of various sizes and shape are installed since the 11th century not only the images with also decorated with beautiful stalagmites.

4. Taunggyi

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It is situated about 45 km north of Kalaw. Pindaya is a small quiet beautiful town on the bank of botoloke Lake. Pindaya is noted for its natural limestone Caves housing over 8,000 Buddha images of various sizes and shape are installed since the 11th century not only the images with also decorated with beautiful stalagmites.

1.Bagan

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Bagan is the main tourist attraction in Myanmar and 500 km away from the north of Yangon. Bagan is the ancient capital of the first Myanmar Empire, founded by King Anawyahta, founded in the 10th century, located on the eastern bank of Ayarwaddy River. It is one of the richest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. It preserves 2231 well-renovated Stupas, Pagodas and Temples of Myanmar architectural styles in the 11th to 13th centuries. Bagan is not only famous for the monuments but also can study the ways of people and some handicrafts such as lacquerware.

2.Mount Popa

Mount Popa

Mount Popa is located 67km southeast of Bagan. It is an extinct volcano rising 1518 meters high. It is known as the Oasis of the central Myanmar dry zone. Mt.popa is established as the National Park for medicinal herbs, sandal wood plantation and reforestation projects. Thousands of Myanmar gathers here twice yearly to attend “nat pwe”, spirit festival, in the month of (May/June) and others in(November/December).

3. Pindaya

Salay

Salay is a small town which has rich of Myanmar culture. It is also on the great Ayarwaddy River. It is worth visiting for it’s exceptional 18th century wood carving works at “Yoke Son” monastery.

4. Most Of The Attraction Temple

Some of the main tourist attraction sites are :
(1) Ananda Temple: It is one of the magnificent Temples of Bagan representing the masterpiece of King Kyansittha and it crowns the early style of Temple architecture of Bagan. It is completed in 1091.
(2) Shwezigon Pagoda : It was built in the bell-shaped dome, its golden mass gives you an impression of weight and stability. It was constructed by King Anawrahta but only completed by King Kyansit since just the three terraces were finished. It is said to be the prototype of later Myanmar Pagodas.
(3) Thatbyinnyu Temple : It was built in the mid of 12 century. Thatbyinnyu is the highest Temple of Bagan, rising up to 61 meters.
(4) Tharabar Gate : One and only left out of 12 gates of the walled city of Bagan. It is said to have been built around the 9th century.
(5) Bupaya Pagoda : This is one of the earliest pagodas of Bagan and said to have been built in the 3rd century. Bupaya Pagoda is well-listed amongst the highlight Temples or Pagodas of Bagan to enjoy the sunset.
(6) Damayangyi Temple: It was built by King Narathu who ascended the throne after he had killed his father. Later to compensate for his sin he built a massive Temple which is noted for its fine brickwork. The bricks are fitted so perfectly that there is hardly any space in between.
(7) Htilominlo Temple : It was built in 1121, belongs to the late Temples style of double storied monuments.
(8) Manuha Temple : It was built in 1059 by King Manuha for his displeasure at captivity.
(9) Gubyaukgyi Temple : It was built by King Nadaungmyar during A.D 1198. There is a stone inscription about the
donation of the temple, the land, and the slaves. Most of the wall paintings inside the Temple remain unruined.

1.Yangon

Yangon, the commercial capital city of Myanmar, is so evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes it has earned the name of “The Garden City of the East”. Yangon, also known as Rangoon is the capital of the Yangon Region. It comprising 32 townships in an area of over 576 sq km. There was the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today.
Yangon also is the main gateway to Myanmar by air and sea. For tourists visiting Yangon, there are plenty of attractions in store, right from religious places to parks and museums. Accommodation and dining options are in plenty to provide the basic required comfort for any visiting tourists.
Tour attraction sites in Yangon :

1.Shwedagon Pagoda

The Pride of Yangon, The landmark of Myanmar is the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, 2600 years old and is covered with hundreds of gold plate and the top of stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds and the largest which is a 72 carat diamond. The pagoda rises 326 feet (99 meters) on a hill with a base perimeter of 1420 feet.

3. Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is famous for its six storey image of reclining Buddha. The construction of the statue was originally done between 1899-1907. It was built in 1966 replacing the old image built in 1907. But it was suffered damage due to climate over the years. In 1957 it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure in 1966. It measures 65 meters and is housed in an iron structure with corrugated iron sheets roof of six layers.The heavy cost of this construction was entirely donated by the people.The image of Buddha’s foot print with the description of the lives of Buddha. The image is larger than the image of the Reclining Buddha at Shwe Thar Hlyaung Pagoda in Bago.

4.Kaba Aye Pagoda

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Kaba Aye Pagoda, in Myanmar means “World Peace Pagoda” , built in memory of 2500th year of Buddhist Era and the 5th Buddhist Council. The pagoda was erected by U Nu, one of the earliest prime ministers of free Myanmar in 1954 in dedication to the Sixth Buddhist Council (1954-56). The pagoda measures 111 ft high аnd іs аlsо 111 ft around the base. The pagoda іs located approximately 11 km north оf Yangon.

1.Mandalay

Mandalay is the royal capital of the last monarchy of Myanmar and is also a capital of Mandalay region nowadays. It was founded by King Mindon in 1857. Most of the monuments there including the Mandalay Palace, the city walls, pagodas and monasteries were built in that year or soon after. Mandalay lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River and in the upper part of Myanmar.
Mandalay is linked by air, rail, road and river with Yangon and other principal towns of Myanmar. Mandalay is located 650 km north of Yangon with a population of over two million. The city was named after the Mandalay Hill, which is situated at the northeast corner of the present city.
Mandalay is also known as for its rich traditional, cultural and spiritual splendor and exquisite handicraft such as hand-woven embroidery in silk and cotton, the incredible process of making gold leaves, wood and stone carving and bronze casting etc. There are several ancient capitals around Mandalay such as Amapura, Sagaing, Ava, Mingun where Kongbaung dynasty kings established their capitals respectively.

Mandalay Hill

One of the famous landmark of Mandalay is Mandalay Hill, which has long been thought as holy by locals as it is believed that the Buddha reaching the hill made a prophecy that a great city would be established at its foot. With its 230 meters in elevation, the hill ensures a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding country side. The panoramic view of Mandalay can be enjoyed from hill top easily accessible by car or on foot if you are up for a hike.

3. Mandalay Palace

The palace was destroyed by fire during the World War II. Some part of the palace have been rebuilt to their original structure. There are cultural museum and pyi-gyi-mon floating restaurant inside the palace grounds.

4.Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw monastery)

Originally the building with the royal palace where King Mindon died. The building was moved out of the royal palace under King Thibaw in 1880 and converted into a monastery. As a result, it is the only original teak structure remaining from the royal palace, which was destroyed by bombs at the end of the Second World War. Thus is the only authentic part of the royal palace which can still be seen today.

5. Atumashi Monastery (Incomparable Monastery)

It was one of the King’s last great religious construction project , built in 1857 by King Mindon. The original Atumashi Monastery was a magnificent wooden structure with considerable exterior stucco

6. Maha Myat Muni Pagoda

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda is a 4-metre high The 4m high-seated image is cast in bronze and weigh 6.5 tons, made of gold and decorated with precious jewels. The image was brought from Rakhine State. It is the most ancient Buddha image in Myanmar. . Every morning at 4:30AM, a team of monks washes the face and brushes the teeth. Since Myanmar Buddhists are so devout countless thousands of devotees apply gold leaf to gain merit, the image has completely covered with 15 cm thick gold and original shape is distorted.

7. Kuthodaw Paya

It is also known as Big book, Built by King Mingdon in the 1800s, 729 white stupas within the complex contain the complete text of the Tripitaka.
Other Sightseeing in Mandalay :
– Kyauktawgyi pagoda (great marble image),
– Shwe Kyi Myin Pagoda( it was built in the 1st century)
– Sadamuni Pagoda (World’s largest iron Buddha image)
– Zecho Market (most famous shopping centre in Mandalay) and etc.