10 Amazing Things to do in Myanmar

10 Amazing Things to do in Myanmar

There are so many ways to delve into the charm of Myanmar, one of the most striking countries in Southeast Asia. Each person has his own reference of appreciating Myanmar. These are some of the most amazing things to do in Myanmar reflecting not only its uniqueness but also the authenticity you should not miss :
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Balloon Flight in Bagan

Undoubtedly, all the Myanmar Travel Itineraries should include Bagan for certain reasons. This awe-inspiring pagoda houses some 2,500 pagodas studded out of a verdant plains by Irrawaddy River. It is simply a magical place to travel back to the past, sampling the finest mural arts.
Balloon flight not only offers you a chance to capture the area's panorama but also give you opportunities to challenge your camera skills during the sunrise as you float over the temple's spires, river and mountain. 
See more inspiration at Bagan Balloon 

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Spend your days in Inle Lake

Inle Lake is the gem of Shan state. The second largest lake has something to attract you from floating gardens to the vibrant markets which are full of hill tribe's encounters. Inle has wide range of activities which are mostly unusual in Asia to make your days occupied : boat trip to Phang Daw Oo pagoda, photograph 1 leg rowing fishermen, first-class hand-on cooking classes with Shan dishes, visit to the premier vineyards. 
To organize your days in Inle Lake, check our Inle Trip Planning 

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Visit Umbrella Factory in Shan State

When it comes to the idea of witnessing a typical traditional workshop in Shan State, umbrella workshop is probably the best. All the processes are handman from bamboo cutting to making design and covering the mulberry paper. 
The best place to enjoy this scene is Pindaya, one of the most breathtaking trekking destinations in Myanmar.

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Journey on Irrawaddy River

The bloodline of Myanmar - Irrawaddy itself is a photogenic attractions. Things to see along its bank from Yangon to Mandalay or the far north seems abundant. By taking a Myanmar river cruise, you will not only behold its varied landscapes but also taking interesting shore excursion to off tourist path sites, especially the Unesco Heritage of Pyu Ancient Cities

coffee plantation

Take Coffee experience in Pyin Oo Lwin

Myanmar is coming up on the world's coffee map. The way local people drink coffee may be so different from yours but it will not effect your curiosity of knowing about tea plantation and producing. 
Pyin Oo Lwin is the capital of coffee, tea and flowers. There is no way that you don't pay a visit to this beautiful area.

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Trekking Chin State

Chin State is mysterious. Chin State is breathtaking. Importantly, adventure seekers come to this rugged hill station to meet the local tribe who has long traditional of tattooing their face. If you go now, you are amongst the number of people who see that before it vanishes.
Trekking options are various. Whether it is a strenous trek with plantiful ascend or scenic routes traversing pristine nature, you will find it there. 
Details can be found at : Chin State Trekking Tour 

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Train Ride to Mawlamyine

One of the most highlighted adventures in Myanmar, a train journey to Mawlamyine reveals the varied landscapes of southern Myanmar. It may not be the most comfortable trip but it is really valuable.
You will escape from the famous tourist site of Yangon, heading to the Mawlamyine, once the capital of Burma under British Era. You will then quickly be tempted by the British colonial architects as well the intrigue scenery of Shampoo island. 

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Road Trip to Golden Triangle

Today, the famed Golden Triangle is open to welcome visitors. The most exciting to access this zone is to embark on a car trip, crossing numerous untouched mountains and villages till you reach Keng Tung.
With a guided tour, there are lots of things to learn about local life as well the history of Golden Triangle. 

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Enjoy a cooking Class in Yangon

For those who want to define the authentic cuisine of Myanmar, partipating in a cooking class in Yangon is a perfect options. This hand-on experience allows you to soak up the atmospheric Yangon market, get domonstrated by some of the top-rated chef then make Burmese dishes your way.
Not patience for a cooking time ? here is our alternative suggestion : Yangon Food Tour 


Set sail in Mergui Archipelago

Mergui is a very emerging destination for 2019 -2020 period. The archipelago consists of over 800 islands with wealthy marine life, hidden waterfalls, private beaches for you only. 
Mergui is hardly affected by massive tourism, it remains one of the most unspoiled sailing points in Asia. 
There are 2 popular way to uncover Mergui : taking a road trip to Dawei peninsula ( less expensive ) and set sail from Kawthaung for private Mergui cruises


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