Capital and main gateway to Myanmar. An Asian tropical city still true to its
former colonial origins. Famous for the unique and glittering Shwedagon Pagoda,
temples, markets and impressive colonial-era buildings.
is a former ancient capital, 80 km from Yangon. Sightseeing here includes impressive
temples, open-air markets, cheroot making and woodcarving center.
southeast of Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, or" Golden Rock" Pagoda is a huge gold-plateed
boulder poised on the edge of a steep cliff. On top of the rock is a delicate
largest city in Myanmar, still today the colonial atmosphere can be felt throughout
this town. Several fine monasteries and shrines cover the hills of Mawlamyine.
Located on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river,
the ancient Pyu capital of Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra) , one of Myanmar's interesting
of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Memorable for its tranquility, as
well as for its majesty.
Set amid lovely hill and
forest scenery, Mt. Popa is a steep-sided volcanic peak dedicated to the legendary
"Nat" spirits of Myanmar. A shrine lies at the top of over 700 steps.
largest city and former Royal capital of Myanmar. Many historical buildings and
temples and pagodas. A center for silk and cotton weaving, marble carving, bronze
and silver crafts and Kalaga tapestries. Out of Mandalay the monasteries and pagodas
covering the hills of Sagaing, former ancient capitals of Amarapura and Ava. Mingun
with its vast unfinished pagoda and the world's largest intact bronze bell.
Pyin Oo Lwin ( Maymyo)
A cool hill station, over 1,000m above sea level, founded during colonial
times beautiful scenery, a cool climate and nostalgic atmosphere of former days
with its old buildings and botanical gardens.
Center for Myanmar's richest gem mines, including sapphires and the world's finest
rubies, Mogok is reached by scenic road journey of up to seven hours, 200km, into
the hills north of Mandalay. The town itself is also interesting for its temples
and lively open-air gem markets.
140 km northwest of Mandalay by road, Monywa is located beside the Chindwin river,
a major trading center for the region's agricultural produce. The cross-river
excursion to ancient carved cave temples of Po Win Daung and spectacular Thanboddhay
Paya Stupa complex.
Capital of the Shan State, a cool hill town set at 1,400m. Scenic hill stations,
such as Kalaw, and to the awesome sight of Pundaya Caves, packed with thousands
of ancient Buddha images.
lovely lake scenery, hazy
distant mountains and the interesting local society. Floating is renowned for
its unique leg-rowers and characterful local markets.
port town, some 190 km west of Yangon Ayeyarwaddy river delta region. A scenic
waterfront, local umbrella workshops provide the gateway to the Ngwesong.
and Mrauk Oo
Capital of Rakhine Major attraction is the excursion
upriver, through beautiful scenery, to the ancient former capital of Mrauk Oo.
Rakhine town. Thandwe is located about 10km north-east of Ngapali with its golden
sandy beach which will in due course be one of the finest resorts in the country.
Capital of Kachin State in the north of the country. With its nearby scenic
confluence of Mekha and Malika rivers.