im thinking of taking a 2-3days trip to Myanmar. Which place is a "must" see in Myanmar. I want to get the most out of my trip there. I like culture, history, beautiful sceneries. I'm traveling with my girlfriend.
Any traveling tips. I think one city is enough. So which city do i get the most Myanmar experience ?
Shwedagon Pagoda is the one which is very famous of South East Asia.
- Shwedagon Pagoda
- Sule Pagoda
- Botahtung Pagoda
- Downtown Area
- Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
-Kyait Pon Pagoda
-Hintha Gone Pagoda
-Shwe maw daw Pagoda
Golden Rock Pagoda
If you have that limited time, I recommend Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda is the one to start with, preferably few hours (3-4) from late afternoon to evening. I recommend to get a qualified guide to understand properly, who are easily available in affordable fees. Then downtown and nearby historical city side, independence memorial and surrounding area, Sule Pagoda and 2 nice lakes within Yangon are my recommendations. Try local food and if you like good gifts - precious stones and ornaments are famous.
There are so many things to see. Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is a must for Myanmar people (they travel the whole
Country to experience it) so I count that as a top visit. Personally I love Botataung Pagoda - it is worth reading about the Buddha Hairs and history of both Pagodas before visiting. It is also worth a read about General Aung San (Father of Daw Aung Suu Kyi) and seeing some of the monuments to him. In the downtown area there are many old British buildings. A ride on the loop train with the locals is a wonderful experience. Bogyoke Markets have good quality souvenirs (bargain the prices). Visit a Pagoda outside of the main area. Buy a Longyi and wear it. Sit in a local tea shop and have a few cups of tea. Outside of Yangon - Mandalay and Bagan are two popular tourist destinations.
Don’t rush. Experience the people and you will experience Myanmar.
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If you want to experience Myanmar fully, then take a trip to Old Bagan after seeing Yangon. There are hundreds of beautiful pagodas to marvel at. And a sunset cruise along the Irawaddy is breathtaking as well. It's also balloon season now till April, so take advantage of that opportunity. Good luck and enjoy!
You'll need 2-3 WEEKS and that would not be enough time for Myanmar!
But with only a few days...if beautiful scenery, history and culture is what you're looking for...i would jump on a flight to Bagan from the domestic airport..the stunning temple towns! Rent a bike and go off-roading in the plains. Bagan is made of 3 towns so lots to see and explore!
dont bother w Yangon...the capital is a bit of a dumpy city...noting getting to and from the airport can be time-consuming. If you do have time...get an uber taxi (super cheap here) and see the big shewdagan pagoda.
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