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These are the attraction sites in the country that make travellers visit Myanmar.

The capital city and the most important gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush hot trees, shady parks and idyllic lakes, Yangon has earned the name of "The Garden City of the East".  In the additional to those nature's presents, Yangon is home to polished pagodas and, churches and monument of British colonial era.


Situated 80 km north east of Yangon, Bago makes a perfect day trip or can also be an element of 2 days trip to Kyaikhtiyo Golden Rock Pagoda or even a longer tour including Mawlamyine Moulemein. It is home to a big reclining Buddha image and the golden Shwemawdaw Pagoda, a notable landmark in Bago. There is a noted monastery where an end is made to take photos of Buddhist monk’s position in queue in the late morning for their last meal of the day.


Golden Rock
The rather rigorous trip to this unique pilgrimage site is always satisfied with a fabulous sight of a huge rock weighing 600 tons, insecurely balanced at the edge of a crag of Paung Laung Mountain Chain, around 200 km Southeast of Yangon. On top of the boulder is a delicate pagoda, enshrined with a single strand of hair relic of Buddha, which is said to be the prime force maintains the balance of this huge boulder.


Mawlamyine is also recognized as Moulemein, a name given by the British colonial settlers. Visitors to Mawlamyine are simply charmed at the scenic beauty and its temperate climate. The impression of post-colonial decay is still palpable here as this town was an administration hub of British Raj in the early 19th Century. It’s also a good-looking and tropical town with a ride of stupa-capped hills on one side and the sea on the others.


The town of Bagan (formerly spelled as "Pagan"), central Myanmar (Burma), located on the left bank of the Irrawaddy River and approximately 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Mandalay. The site of an old capital city of Myanmar, Pagan is a pilgrimage centre and contains very old Buddhist shrines that have been restored and repaint and are in current use. Ruins of other shrine and pagodas cover a wide area. The most attractive of the temples are Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Shwezigon Pagoda, and Thatbyinnyu Temple.


Mount Popa
A side trip from Bagan set in the middle of lovely hill and forest landscape, Mt. Popa is a steep-sided volcanic peak devoted to the famous "Nat" spirits of Myanmar. A shrine to these fear and appreciated conventional character lies at the foot of "Taungkalat", a volcanic plug. The nearby and the Mount Popa itself are enclosed with leafy and lush forest which is in abundance filled with various species of flora and fauna. It can be called an oasis in the central dry zone of Myanmar.


It is second largest city and the last Royal Capital of Myanmar. Many historical buildings and attractive sights, temples and pagodas, with excursions to close by attractions avail. This is also a center for silk and cotton weaving. The Mandalay hill, the Maha Muni Buddha Image is the ideal images of Buddhism. Mandalay houses at smallest amount a third of the nation's 150,000 monks and nuns. Mandalay is surrounded by its ancient neighboring cities as Mingun, Sagaing, Innwa (Ava), and Amarapura.


Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
A cool hill station, over 1,000 meters above sea level, found during colonial times and a valuable side trip from Mandalay. Here company can enjoy beautiful scenery, a cool climate and nostalgic atmosphere of former days in its old buildings and botanical gardens (now known as Kandawgyi National Park, home to varied species of birds, insects, orchids and trees. The sightseer will find the markets in Pyin Oo Lwin very inviting. In the surrounding, there are many water falls among which Pwe Kauk and Anisakan falls are well known.


Inle Lake
A completely special dimension to the Myanmar travel experience. Here the stress is on lovely lake scenery, hazy distant mountains and interesting local society. The vast lake, natural and clean, is studded with floating islands and is renowned for its scenic beauty, unique leg-rowers and colorful local markets. This vast picturesque lake, 900 metres above sea-level, is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. The lakeshore and lake islands bear 17 villages on stilts, mostly occupied by the Intha people.


Kalaw stand high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It is 70 km west of Taungyi, about middle along the Thazi-Taungyi road. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a nonviolent and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 m it is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenery. A former colonial British hill station, this small-town offers cool temperatures (Kalaw sits at 1,300 meters elevation) and plenty of trekking opportunities.


Pindaya is a small quiet town balanced on the bank of the placid Botaloke Lake. Pindaya cave is a huge cave where thousands of Buddha images of teak wood, marble, alabaster, brick, cement and lacquer in various size and shape are enshrined since the 11th century. Huge monastery compounds with numerous pagodas and temples in different stages of dilapidation are much respected by such ethnic groups as the Shan, Danu and Paoh living in the environs of Pindaya.


Kyaing Tong (Keng Tong)
Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. located in the eastern Shan State and 452 km from Taunggyi and 176km from Tachileik. Places of interest around Kyaingtong are, the Spa, Naung Tong Lake, Sunn Taung Monastery, Central market and Traditional Lacquer ware works and weaving factory.There are many villages of various ethnic tribes resided around Kyaing Tong.


Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Beach is a beach located 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the town of Thandwe (Sandoway), in Rakhine State, Myanmar. It is the most famous beach in Myanmar and is a popular tourist destination. Myanmar's political climate means that Ngapali is not as well publicized as other good beaches of Southeast Asia.


The beach stretches for 3 km (2 miles) and overlooks the Indian Ocean. The name "Ngapali", has no meaning in Burmese, but comes from the Italian "Napoli" (the city of Naples).