Myanmar

Population

52.89 Millions

AREA

676,578 km2

Language

Burmese

Currency

Kyat (MMK)

Weather

Topical

Timezone

GMT +7

INSPIRATION

MYANMAR – TOO NEW, TOO EXOTIC / THE GOLDEN LAND

Being famous to the world as ''The Golden Land'' for its fertile land, wealth of minerals, distinctive culture and 2,600 years of Buddhist civilization, Myanmar possesses too many ''golden'' treasures to combine in just one visit. Only for Myanmar and Vietnam, the Threelanders decisively recommend splitting a visit into different expeditions, different regions and seasons in order to experience the countries to the utmost. 

If you can dedicate two weeks for exploring this country, we recommend focusing on "the big four": Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake. The distinctive design, patterns and ornaments at temples or relics combined with breathtaking surrounding scenery will astonish you and leave in you unforgettable impression of the talent and rich spiritual religious life of the locals. 

A boat trip on the Inle Lake at the end will complete the trip with extraordinary leisure, enjoyment and simultaneously opens the door for further discoveries, as the lake connects with top famous trekking routes. During the second and further trips, you can either spend time to the country’s Southeast, where “Golden Rock” pagoda marks the most important pilgrimage point of Myanmar’s Buddhism, or head South for highlights of unspoiled/untouched beauty, magnificent seaside view and taste delicious seafood of Mon and Kayin states. In case you want to stay off-the-beaten-tracks, let’s go out for a long trek in Kachin state in the far North, where snow mountains, Crystal Rivers with boutique local houses and relics are beckoning. Nowadays, Myanmar is in the list of the must-see tourist’s destinations and the government of ''The Lady'' Aung San Suu Kyi is striving to improve infrastructure and tourist safety in every region stable jobs in which they have strong support and shares from Myanmar people by their hospitality and warmest hearts on earth.
 

Activities

Our pick: At least two weeks to visit religious relics, palaces, treasures at Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Golden Rock. Getting far from famous places, staying longer, go walking and biking as much as possible to contribute to long-term and responsible development

  • Culture and Historical sites

    Visiting brilliant national museum and the Gem Museum at Yangon, golden temples and pagodas in Yangon, Mandalay and visiting thousand vestiges of Bagan by horse cart.
  • Natural sites

    Booking a balloon trip in Bagan. Enjoying sunrise and sunset at Bagan and Mandalay. Discover utmost North Myanmar.
  • Beach Relax

    Having sunbath and great swim at Ngapali, Chwangtha or another beach in the West.
  • Boat Trip

    Boat trips in Inle Lake with fisherman, travel by river between Bagan and Mandalay, between Hpa-an and Mawlamine. 
  • Hiking and Climbing

    Hiking around Inle Lake, Indein and Kalaw, mountain climbing at Mrak-Ou and Zwekabin (Hpa-an). Reaching the Golden rock by truck and going down on foot thru villages, mountain paths with breathtaking view. 
  • Cycling and Trekking

    New destination for cycling in both mountains and rural areas. Northern moutain trekking at Putao and Myitkina.
  •   MICE

    New destination for MICE, shopping at Scott market in Yangon, lacquerware shops in Bagan, and craft shops at Mandalay.

Festival

For those who are deeply interested in cultural and spiritual events, choosing tours and taking part in festivals will be one of the best ways to enjoy holiday.

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