The Memorable Experiences When Traveling in Myanmar

Affordable buffet, apply traditional Thanaka cosmetics, sunset and sunrise photography … the interesting things that you will experience when traveling in Myanmar.

Enjoy Popular Buffet
Myanmar food is unsavory food, cheap in Myanmar. Tourists still refer it as Myanmar buffet
Referring to the buffet, many people often think of the restaurants, luxury hotels serve this kind of food for the money does not come cheap. However, while in Myanmar, you absolutely can comfortably enjoy a buffet meal that only pay less than 5 USD, this price even includes drinks.
Unlike a normal buffet when you will go choose your favorite dishes furnished available, and then in Myanmar, you will be served at the table. The staff of the restaurant will take the initiative to bring new items for customers to find food near the end. A buffet of Myanmar usually includes meat (pork, beef), salad, rice and vegetable soup … The food in Myanmar is a little bit greasy and smells curry characteristic, but not dark and strong taste as in India or Malaysia. When finished, you will be served for dessert with fruit and jam which have an exotic taste.
The price of a traditional buffet meal in Myanmar typically cost about 3,000 kyat / person, beverages including juices, beer … with prices ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 kyat ( 1 USD = 1,023 Kyats)

Tasty Myanmar food

Tasty Myanmar food

Apply Thanaka
Myanmar people do use Thanaka cosmetics applied to the face to sunscreen.
The weather in Myanmar is sunny all year round, so in order to protect the skin, the Burmese have a secret special lotion. It is customary Thanaka apply. Traditional cosmetics yellowish was crushed from the bark of a tree and applied directly to the surface. Thanaka help as sunscreen, soothe the skin under the burning sun in Myanmar. Tourists to Myanmar will frequently encounter the face tanned honey color wheel, which is prominent on the trail of sparkling Thanaka.

Tanaka – the Beauty Treatment of Myanmar Women

Tanaka – the Beauty Treatment of Myanmar Women

You can ask the local people here to help to apply Thanaka and they will be very happy to do you a favor. With extremely simple instruments, including a tree stump, a stone plate and a bottle of water, the people of Myanmar will stick on the disc grinding stone to create classes with wet chalk-white. The white layer after manually applied to the surface, will gradually dry up and dark yellow.
You can easily buy Thanaka at the grocery stores, shops or super market as a gift. Thanaka for is very benign, it does not irritate the skin. Thanaka now is made in to plastic box as cosmetic that can easily carry.

Sunrise And Sunset Unlike Any Where
Many places in Myanmar where you can watch amazing sunrise and sunset.
Go to Myanmar, the most famous places for you to enjoy the sunset is the teak-wood Ubein bridge in Mandalay. Bagan will also be an ideal area to welcome you to the first sunlight of the day.
Ubein – the oldest and longest teak-wood bridge was considered a symbol of Myanmar. This is also one of the 10 most beautiful sunset points in the world. At sunset, the bridge was covered with bright yellow orange of sunset, through the wood pile. Guests can rent a boat near the bridge timber and admire the sunset on the lake.
For the ancient capital of Bagan – one of the most popular destinations in Myanmar, you will be experiencing the nervous feeling wait while sitting on the steps of a high temple and gradually see the dawn’s first light dawned. Sunrise in Bagan is like a fairy domain, shimmering and mysterious with hundreds of ancient temples appear.

Beautiful and romantic sunset at U Bein Bridge in Amarapura

Beautiful and romantic sunset at U Bein Bridge in Amarapura

To watch the sunset at the Ubein Bridge, you can rent a boat and the price range is from 10,000 to 12,000 kyat, the boat can carry 4-5 people. Boatmen will actively take you out to your location photography beautiful corner. With Bagan, your horse or car hire electric bikes, find a map to get to some famous temples sunrise, one of the best site is at the temple of Shwesandaw.

Explore Inle Lake
Inle is a must see site which you should not be missed when visit Myanmar.
When sunrise on Lake Inle, if you are lucky you will have a chance to see traditional festivals, bold colors of the indigenous people of Myanmar. You will be very surprised if in the blink of an eye, there will be dozens of boats gather together
The long boats here are decorated sophisticated and eye-catching, transporting hundreds of men wearing Longyi, dance and enjoy in the sound of the music. Unlike seems calm of the lake and the people of Myanmar, you often see, the traditional festival has created a scene extremely busy and vibrant.

With unique traditions and stunning landscape, Inle Lake is one of the must-see sights in Myanmar

With unique traditions and stunning landscape, Inle Lake is one of the must-see sights in Myanmar

Besides that, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a lunch right on the lake or visit traditional villages such as woven fabrics, home- made of tobacco, crafted silverware. The typical souvenirs at Inle lake include double silver fish (considered bring good luck), home-made tobacco made entirely from natural ingredients, the products are woven from silk and handmade thread-lotus … The prices here are often quite expensive and not easy to bargain.

Sip Wine In Nyaungshwe
The farm specializes in growing grapes in the village Nyaungshwe
The pretty small and peaceful Nyaungshwe town also adds an interesting place you should look at, it is located on the Red Mountains farm, specializing in viticulture and winemaking. You can rent a bicycle or tuktuk and only takes about 30 minutes to climb the hill.
When here, you are free to visit the factory of wine, vineyard or wine tastings … From the hilltop, in the fresh air and fresh, you can enjoy panoramic full town.

A nice place to sip wine in Nyaungshwe

A nice place to sip wine in Nyaungshwe

If you want to try the wine, the restaurant has a special menu for 2,000 kyat you can try 4 different kinds of wines. In addition, if you want to try some special kinds of wines here you can pay try some glasses and the price range is from 2,000 to 3,000 kyat / glass. A bottle of wine is priced from 8,000 kyat to 10,000 kyat; you can also find this wine at Yangon airport. The farm also has a restaurant serving dishes and pastries for guests.
In Myanmar uses two types of currency is Kyat money and the USD. The Rate for 1 USD at the airport is about 1,023 Myanmar Kyat (2015).

Extra reading about Myanmar tours or Myanmar travel guide here.

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