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Things to do & See in Myanmar

Living in the fast pace of modern life, we might be a bit tired of working and studying all day long. Sometimes, we just want to look for a peaceful landscape where we can feel the laid-back pace of life, walk slowly, and mingle with the gentle people. That’s the time we find out Myanmar, the land of radiant temples, rustic countryside, and undiscovered secrets. Perhaps after many visits, there will still be more things to discover, see, and taste. A Myanmar classic tour will give you a chance to do so. Keep scrolling up to check out the list of what to do and see in Myanmar

Things to Do & See in Yangon

For many visitors in Myanmar classic tours, Yangon is the first interaction that will hit their eyes and the fantastic starting point to their trip to Myanmar. Being the largest city in the country, Yangon offers tourists with a ton of sights, sounds, and flavors. We can stay in Yangon for one day, two days, or more. However, specialists recommend to spend 3 days to discover the beauty of Yangon.

Visit Shwedagon Pagoda

Once visiting Yangon from a Myanmar classic tour, you should never miss a chance to visit the dramatic construction of Shwedagon Pagoda. It is one of the most famous places in Myanmar and perhaps the most beautiful religious site that we hope to admire in Yangon. It was once described by Somerset Maugham: “the Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” The legend said that it contains various relics from the Buddha, including the robe, water filter, and eight strands of hair. Shwedagon Pagoda is where you can marvel at the man-made masterpiece of Burmese people through a thousand years. It is best visited at sunset time of the day when the fading sunlight glints off the golden stupas to give a majestic twinkling light. You can stay in the pagoda until darkness to see it lit up and shining against the midnight blue sky.

Bogyoke Aungsan Market

The largest bazaar in the city is where provide visitors a closer look to the life of the local people. It is worth to wander through the stall and see how the local barter for their products. For a long time, Bogyoke Market (or Scott Market) has become a center for selling jade, rubies, and other rare gems. In addition, an array of fabrics, painting, and souvenirs can also be found in many shops and along the stairway.

Save the Best Photos at Karaweik Hall

The Karaweik Hall or Karaweik Palace is probably the most beautiful golden barge in the country. From a far distance, it looks like two giant birds floating over the serene Kandawgyi Lake. It is an ideal destination for tourists in Myanmar classic tours to take photos and enjoy the fresh air on the lakeshore at day time. In the evening, it is the best place to have dinner and an authentic Burmese cultural show.

Things to do & See in Bagan

Classify the differences between a pagoda, a stupa, and a temple among over 2000 old Temples

For a long time, Bagan was under a siege of development. Between the 11th and 13th century, it was said that over 10000 temples and monasteries were built on the plain of the city. To date, there are over 2000 of them still exist, making Bgan one of the famous archeological zone and the best place to visit in Myanmar tours. If you had a chance to visit the Angkor complex in Cambodia, you will definitely fall in love with the landscape of Bagan, but it will be another astonishment and more than you can expect. In this upcoming trip to Bagan, let learn about the differences between a pagoda, temple, and stupa. It would be so much exciting!

Marvel at one of the best sunsets in the world

Of all the things to do in Bagan, watching sunset should be the top of your list. From the top of the sunset hill at dusk, you can admire the finest moment of the temple town as the blazing sun sinks slowly to the horizon and reflects the sky with its reddish glow. North Guni Temple, Pyathadar Hpaya Temple are two of the most favorite sunset spots in Bagan that you can capture this incredible moment.

Explore the Rural Village Life

Visit some household in the countryside and interact with the rural dwellers is a great experience that we highlight recommend tourists to try. There is nothing better than gaining local insight and a better understanding of the people lifestyle and culture. The simple lifestyle and peaceful scenery in the villages will definitely wipe out the busy, tired, and the chaos.

Things to Do & See in Mandalay

There are many people do not really consider Mandalay as the main attraction to visit in their Myanmar trip. Nevertheless, once setting foot on the city, it will never fail to excite your senses. Possessing numerous attractions worth to visit, the city of Mandalay slowly becomes one of the popular tourist destinations in Myanmar. Like other cities in Myanmar, Mandalay is noted not for the mouth-watering food or natural beauty but for the great temples with unique architecture. Besides, it is home to a hundred monastic schools and monastery and where to discover Buddhist education as well as the life of young novices. Below is the list of best destination to visit in Mandalay from Myanmar Classic tours.

Kuthodaw Pagoda

Far-famed as the world’s largest book, Kuthodaw Pagoda has 729 stupas in which each contains a marble slab that carved with text from the Tipitaka (Buddhist Scriptures). If you wonder how long does it take to read all of them. Well, the answer is over a year when you spend 8 hours a day to read it!

Mandalay Hill

If you have spent the time to enjoy the majestic sunset in Bagan, you will definitely not want to miss the sunset in Mandalay in your Myanmar classic tour. Reaching after 1000 steps, the beautiful pagoda on the top of the hill is a favorite sunset spot for both local and tourists. Sit back and listen to the light wind swaying in the air and look beyond the horizon, that must be scenery that you can never forget.

U Bein Bridge

Dating back to nearly 200 years ago, U Bein Bridge is the oldest and longest teak bridge in the world used by local toward the Taungthaman Lake. So far, it is one of the main attractions to visit in Myanmar classic tour. For a long time, the bridge that gently curves through the lake has created one of the best places to watch sunrise, sunset and take photos.

Mingun Pahtodawgyi

Situated 39 kilometers towards the northwest of Mandalay city, the unfinished Mingun pagoda is most famous for the crack running through it caused by many natural disasters in the past. There are many theories about the construction of the largest pagoda in the world but finally left to abandon. The pagoda is quite large, but the chamber inside is relatively small. Tourists coming to the pagoda in Myanmar classic tour can also climb to the top of the pagoda to gain a view to the surrounding area.

Things to Do & See in Inle Lake

Inle Lake is one of the most beautiful regions in Myanmar. The serene lake draws tourists attention by its rudimentary houses built on stilts, the dramatic floating gardens, and the iconic leg-rowing fishermen.

Enjoy a Boat Trip Around Inle Lake

The best way to explore the beauty of Inle Lake in Myanmar classic tours is riding a boat trip on one of the slender long tail wooden boats used by the local people. The stunning boat trip will provide you a panoramic view of the natural beauty where mountains and water rolled into one. Besides, it also leads you through the exceptional floating gardens where you can see how the people making the lake one of the most productive lakes in the world.

Walk Through Hundreds of Ancient Stupas in Indein

The mysterious pagoda in Indein village situated at the end of the marvelous Indein creek. This is a highlight of Myanmar classic tour in Inle Lake. Upon here, tourists will be mesmerized by hundred of red, white, and brown stupas perched on the hill of Indein. These structure dating back from the 14th to 18th century featuring fantastic creatures like chinthe – the mythical lion in the Burmese legend.