Myanmar was earlier known as Burma and has a very rich cultural history. It is also known as the Golden Land. It is one of the most sorted tourist destinations. It is a Buddhist land and you might feel like visiting here for a spiritual vacation. There are many things that you can do in this country while you prepare yourself for an amazing staycation in Myanmar. You can spend a few days in its capital Yangon which earlier was known as the Rangoon. Myanmar is a Southeast Asian country with a very enticing history. It has seen the fall and rise of many kingdoms and on your trail to the country, you might find some remains of these kingdoms and learn about their history.
Your vacation to Myanmar must include the following things for making it more happening.
Peaceful stride to Shwedagon Pagoda
City tour of Yangon
Stroll through the Inle Lake
Water activities at Myeik
Train rides at Gokteik Viaduct
Explore the temples of Bagan
Explore the Caves
Take a ride in the hot air balloon
Trek through the gems of Kalaw
Watch the sunset from the U Bein Bridge
When you visit Myanmar there are a few activities that you must try. You can either spend some peaceful time at the temples or by just being laid back at the lakes. Sunrises and sunsets look better from the bridge and you can't just stop yourself from falling in love with its picturesque landscapes.
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Yangon has one of the most sacred and famous pagodas in the world. Shwedagon Pagoda is a must-visit place when you are on Myanmar vacation packages. It is a golden architecture that is visible from far away. Since it is the symbol of pride for the locals the restaurants and the bars offering a site of it are quite expensive. You can visit Shwedagon Pagoda and experience a different adventure every time. There is a planetary in which every day is ruled by a different spirit animal. There are four entrances to this place and each has steps taking you to the platform that offers you a mesmerizing view of the city.
Take a tour of the Yangon
Take a walk around the capital of Yangon to explore the historical lanes of this town. It is quite chaotic but the downtown has a colonial influence. You can learn about the history of this country and get to know many of the mysteries of this town. The walk can give you a deep insight into the culture of Myanmar. You can hop into the Yangon Heritage walking tour that starts from 9 am and will not cost you a fortune or burn the hole in your pocket.
Laidback day at the Inle Lake
You can enjoy the leg-row in the Inle lake. One can take a ride along this river, into the boats and take a tour around this ecological lake. You can row to the silversmiths, silk weavers or travel to the surrounding areas. It is the best place to spend some idle days. After spending a day here you can move towards the nearby sanctuary and trek around Myanmar. You can stay in the nearby hotels, stilt house or the homestays. One can taste the local delicacies in the nearby cafes.
Enjoy the water activities at Myeik
There are many amazing and mesmerizing corals that you can visit during your Myanmar vacation. There are many diving companies that offer you some adventure activities that you must do when you visit Myeik. You can enjoy activities like island-hopping, snorkeling or scuba diving. One can take the cruise for some leisure time. Diving in the Myeik Archipelago is an experience that should be added to your bucket list.
Take train rides at Gokteik Viaduct
Train rides are the beauty of this land. If you are an adventure lover you can try on many activities. Gokteik Viaduct was once the largest railway track of the world and offered a scenic view of the villages and mountains. Train rides could be a little uncomfortable but this route offers mesmerizing landscape view. This bridge connects Pyin Oo Lwin and Lashio. You can spend a day traveling on this route and indulge in the beauty of this country.
Spiritual day at the temples of Bagan
Spend a few days in the Bagan and feel the spiritual peace. You can reach Bagan by riding a motorbike that you can rent easily from the stands or hotels. This city offers you an enchanting sunrise and sunsets. You can take an overnight bus from Yangon to reach here and join the fellow travelers. There are many tours available that will guide you to the temples here. You need to climb up the stupa to explore the nearby temples. Bagan is home to more than hundreds of temples. One can hike up to the unexplored places nearby. There are many local shops that sell art and souvenirs that you can shop for.
Explore the majestic Caves
Hpa An located in the Mon state is the home to many enticing caves like Saddan caves. This cave has huge Buddha statues, pagodas, and even holy drawings. One needs to take off their shoes before visiting any holy places in Myanmar and that includes caves too. You can hire a boat to travel to these caves but it's better to avoid them during the monsoon season.
Ride in the hot air balloon
There is nothing better than floating in the sky in a hot air balloon. If you fear the heights then you must avoid it, but if you love adventures than you can take up a hot air balloon ride from the Bagan and fly over the beautiful landscapes and pagodas.
Trek in the Kalaw
Kalaw is a hill station in the Shan State and is just a few miles away from the Inle lake. You can trek for days here and explore the lush greenery here. The trekking can lead you to many secluded places and pagodas. One can stay with the locals and enjoy the country like locals.
A quiet walk on the U Bein Bridge
It is the world's largest and the longest bridge with a distance of 1.2 kilometers. It is made from the teak wood in 1850 and still stands strong. It is a must-visit place when you visit this country.