Sightseeing in Myanmar

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Located 1,570 km (975 mi) north/northwest of Yangon (Rangoon) near Mingin Township in the Sagaing Division, the 1,605 km2 (620 sq. mi) Alaungdaw Kathapa is best known for the large herds of Asian elephants that roam there. Approximately 200 of the beasts call the park home, usually traveling in herds of up to a dozen individuals. Other breathtaking wildlife include the elusive clouded leopard (as well as several other jungle cats such as civets), the endangered Burmese brow-antlered deer (also known as Thamin), barking deer, several species of bears (including the Himalayan brown bear and sun bear) and giant monitor lizards. The park is also home to one of the most spectacular pilgrimage sites in all of Myanmar. Many believe Alaungdaw Kathapa Pagoda is where the body of Shin Maha Kathapa is enshrined. One of the Buddha’s original followers, Shin Maha Kathapa is said to have become enlightened during his lifetime. The Alaungdaw Kathapa Pagoda Festival is held each year around the full moon of the lunar month of Tabodwe (usually in February). Pilgrims climb 30 m (100 Ft) down into a ravine to the cave where it is said the holy man is entombed. The pagoda is all but unreachable during Myanmar’s monsoon season from May through October, however
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Bandawagiri Lumbini Oo Yin Daw Gyi

Bandawagiri Lumbini Oo Yin Daw Gyi

Inside the Lumbini Garden at the foot of Mount Zwe-gabin, are the wonders of the 1080 Buddha Images.
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Bird Island
A boat trip to Bird Island in Ngwe Saung Beach, is the most popular water based excursion for a day of snorkeling and bird watching.
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Bodhi Tahtaung Pagoda

Bodhi Tahtaung Pagoda

Bodhi Tahtaung Pagoda in Monywa has one thousand Bodhi Trees and each tree has a large Buddha Image underneath. It was established by Bodhi Tahtaung Sayadaw in 1960s. Po Khaung Taung, a range of hills, lies east of Bodhi Tahtaung Pagoda. The largest reclining Buddha image in the world which is 91 meters long is lying on that hill. This huge image has a hollow cave-like structure inside and you can walk from head to toes. Some of the important events in the life of the Buddha are displaying inside the image.
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Bu Paya

Bu Paya

This small pagoda is on the Irrawaddy River so views of people disembarking from river ferries are interesting. Stop for a cold drink close by and watch the world go by. And enjoy the care-free sunset viewing the bank of Irrawaddy river.
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Bulethi (Old Bagan)
t is a pagoda to witness Bagan awesome view at 360 degree scenery where you may have all the famous temples at a glance. I really love this pagoda for my first experience at Bagan. Attraction Tip: It is advisable to go during daytime before night as the stairs are very steep and there is no handrail. At the top there are limited space and also no fencing to avoid free fall from the top. It is not advisable for kids, senior citizen and people with weak heart. Please be extra careful when climbing and visiting Bulethi.
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Central Railway Station

Central Railway Station

Nay Pyi Taw Railway Station was opened at milepost No.233/0, between Ywataw Station and Kyihtaunggan Station on the Yangon-Mandalay railroad with a station area.
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Cockburn Island (Myeik)

Cockburn Island (Myeik)

This Island is also called Kyun Su, for the adventurous visitors to explore and view the limestone caves and rock formations and other wildlife.
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Confluence (Myitsone)

Confluence (Myitsone)

Myitsone (Mali Zup in Kachin language), the confluence of Maykha and Maylikha Rivers and the starting point of the Ayeyarwaddy river, is situated 27 miles (about 43km) from Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin State. This is one of the most beautiful places in Myanmar with crystal clear water rushing over river stones.
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Cotton Weaving Workshop

Cotton Weaving Workshop

Cotton is mostly grown in central Myanmar. Villages around Bagan and Kanpetlet are making cotton tread and weaving. Firstly, they make the cotton tread from raw cotton by using machine which is manipulated by hand. Secondly, they weaved on the traditional wooden loom.
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Gaung Se Island
It literally means ‘head medicine’ or shampoo in Myanmar language and ‘kyun’ means island thus giving rise to its English name of Shampoo Island. It has been given this name from the Ava period when water from a spring on this island was used in the annual royal hair washing ceremony. The island also has a Buddhist meditation centre although these days, with the Thanlwin bridge being built just 50 meters abeam the island, meditation on the island is far more challenging than what it used to be, with vehicle traffic and railway line being literally only a stone’s throw away. Sandawshin Pagoda is also located on the island. To get to Gaung Se Kyun, hire a long tail boat from the banks of the Thanlwin river immediately opposite the island, just north of the Mawlamyine Hotel reception.
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Gaw Wein Jetty

Gaw Wein Jetty

This is a historical Jetty of ancient Mandalay, used by the British to put an end to the Third Myanmar Empire. Gaw Wein means west gate or the west entrance of Mandalay. King Thibaw was exiled to India from this jetty by the British. This jetty is located at the corner of 35th Street and Strand Road in Mandalay.
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Gawdawpalin Temple (Old Bagan)
Famous for the temple of forgiveness?, Gawdawpalin was built in 1175 by King Narapatisithu. History says that the King has committed a terrible crime against his ancestors and as punishment went blind until he came to give his regards and his forebears made, paid obeisance in atonement for his misdemeanor. Gawdawpalin is counted as one of the largest shrines of Bagan. The temple is a double-storeyed temple in the late style. It is square in plan, with porticoes on all four sides, but with the eastern portico projecting further than the others. In the ground storey, a vaulted corridor runs around a central block against whose four sides are placed images of the Buddha.
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Gubyaukgyi Temple (Old Bagan)

Gubyaukgyi Temple (Old Bagan)

This 13th Centry temple is built in Indian style with its spires and has some of the best preserved frescoes all arund the walls and ceilings of the same period. It is wonderful to see the Indian style figurines on the walls . With a flashlight you can see the frescoes rather well. The stucco work on the exterior walls is in very good condition making this temple a must to see when in Bagan
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Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Hot-Air Balloon Festival held every November in Taunggyi. It is commonly called the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival. One can watch scores of giant paper animals being inflated and floated off into the sky. The competitions run during the day and at night when the sky is colorfully illuminated with hot-air balloons.
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Hpa Kant (Kachin)

Hpa Kant (Kachin)

Hpa Kant is a town in Kachin State, located in the northernmost part of the Myanmar. Situated 637ft (194m) above sea level and on the U Yu River 350 km north of Mandalay. Hpa Kant is the main commercial center for Jade and Gems since 1782. It is a famous place for its jade mines producing the world’s best quality jadeite.
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Htilominlo Pahto (Myin Kabar)

Htilominlo Pahto (Myin Kabar)

This large temple was built by King Nantaungmya in 1218. Situated close to the road between Nyaung U and Bagan. The name is a misreading of the Pali word for 'Blessings of the Three Worlds'. Nantaungmya erected the temple on this spot because it was here that he was chosen, from among five brothers, to be the crown prince. The legendary saying is that, the five princes were standing in a circle and the white umbrella in the middle. The white umbrella would bend to the prince to become king and he was chosen. Inside the 46-metre-high temple, which is similar in design to Sulamani Pahto, there are four Buddhas on the lower and upper floors. Traces of old murals are also still visible. Fragments of the original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations have survived on the outside. The doorways feature nice carved reliefs.
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Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve

Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve

Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve is located in Kachin State, the North West portion of Myanmar. It is the largest tiger reserve as well as one of the largest protected forest areas in the world. It is the best place to see rare tigers, several species of birds like Rufous-necked Hornbill and other endangered species including leopards, Himalayan bears and elephants.
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Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake is the largest inland lake in Southeast Asia. It is located in Mohnyin Township in Kachin State, Myanmar. The lake measures 8 miles (13km) east to west, and 15 miles (24km) north to south. It is situated at 700ft (213m) above sea level.
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Inle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Inle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Inle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary is a wetland sanctuary and located in Nyaung Shwe, Pinlaung and Peh Kon Townships of Southern Shan State. It covers an area of 642.32 square miles (1663.51km2) and was established in 1985. This sanctuary is to conserve and protect natural vegetation, wetland birds and fresh water fishes in Inlay Sanctuary.
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Island 115

Island 115

Island 115 is located 39 miles (63km) from Kaw Thaung. One can see some monitor lizards and snakes. There is also Bird’s Nest Cave. It is a good place for snorkeling and kayaking.
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Kalaw

Kalaw

Kalaw stands 1320 meter above sea level on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It is 70km west of Taunggyi, about halfway along the Thazi-Taunggyi road. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place. It is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenes.
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Kalaw Trekking

Kalaw Trekking

There are many good "local" guides in Kalaw that can lead you and introduce you to all the diversity that trail has to offer. if you are with a local family guide, that wonderful countryside and its effervescent people welcome you as only Myanmar can. So, put Kalaw on your itinerary, and enjoy your trip, and if there is anything that I might be able to help you with as you prepare to go please do not hesitate to ask.
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Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Park & Lake

Kandawgyi Lake is a major attraction in Yangoners. People frequent this place to escape the madness of the city. The nearby Shwedagon Pagoda can be seen from the grounds of Kandawgi Park. There are a few restaurants inside the park and a short getaway to the park with ice-cold Myanmar beers during the hot summer is something you shouldn't miss. The best time to visit is during sunset. The view of Shwedagon from there is breathtaking. And it's an ideal place for a morning run if you have time to spare.
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Kanpetlet
Kanpetlet is a town in Chin State of the western part of Myanmar. Kanpetlet is the hometown of southern Chin people, the Dai, Upu, and Ya clans. Natmataung (Mount Victoria), is the third highest peak in Myanmar to be escalated from Kanpetlet.
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Kaw Goon Cave

Kaw Goon Cave

Kaw Goon cave is near Kaw Goon village, which is two miles from Hpa An Township in Kayin State. It is a natural lime stone cave and measures 200ft (61m) in height and 300ft (91m) in length. The surface of the rock is decorated with different kinds of clay Buddha images and votive tablets.
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Kaw Thaung

Kaw Thaung

Kaw Thaung is in the southernmost town in Myanmar (800km from Yangon and 2,000km from the country’s most southern tip). Formerly known as Victoria Point, Kaw Thaung is one of the entry ports of Myanmar for visitors from Thailand to travel by a broad estuary in the Pakchan River. Across the river is the border town of Ranong in Thailand.
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Kaylar Village

Kaylar Village

This village is located in the middle part of Inle Lake and famous for its floating gardens. The villagers mainly live on fishing and farming. On the floating gardens, they mostly grow tomatoes and some of them grow peas, chilies and flowers.
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Khakaborazi National Park
In the foothills of the Himalayas in northern Putao situate Mt. Khkakabo Razi, the highest snow-capped mountain in South East Asia. Towering at 19361 ft, 5889 meter is a very important watershed area for the eastern Ayeyarwady river (Nmaihka). Locally known as Ahtanbum meaning mysterious Sprit abode, thus no one dare venture it in centuries. The flagship trek of the area lies more than 440 kilometers away from nearest airstrip which takes nearly 6 weeks to complete. Like the main Himalayas, these mountains are heavily affected by the monsoon. Khkakabo Razi is certainly not a walkup. Huge cliffs, hanging glaciers with large crevasses, and corniches, makes it a mountain not to be toyed with. The approach to the mountain is a major obstacle: Streams have to cross over instable bridges, over huge gorges. For the most part, journeys are made on foot along footpaths that hug the mountainsides and wind through dense jungle undergrowth. This is a place of pristine beauty, exotic cultures and some of the most radical topography on earth.Kha Yon Cave is situated by the road en route from Mawlamyaing to Hpa An. The Buddha images and the wall painting are main attractions for the local pilgrims.
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Khaung Daing Hot Spring

Khaung Daing Hot Spring

Khaung Daing Hot Spring, located 27 miles (43km) west of Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State of Myanmar is famous for visitors to take pleasure in the beautiful landscape around it.
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Khaung Daing Village

Khaung Daing Village

Khaung Daing is the native village on the northwestern shore of the Inlay Lake in Shan State. It is known for its production of soybean cakes and noodles. There are some interesting Shan style temples just outside the village. A little north of Khaung Daing is the Khaung Daing Hot Spring.
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Khaw Nute Monastery & Temple Arch
This monastery was built in 1885. It is situated in Khaw Nute village. It is two-storey monastery built with six extraordinary parts. There are Temple of U Nar Aunt, Great Ordination Hall and Dipakaya Temple inside the fence of a monastery.
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Kuthodaw Paya
It's known for being home to the world?s largest book and the entire script of Tripitaka Theravada, the most sacrosanct script in Buddhism. Kuthodaw Paya was built during the late 1800?s by King Mingon and is a location situated at the bottom of the Mandalay Hill. The whole compound is covered with white pagodas, star-flower trees and their Jasmine-like fragrance. In the cool shade under these trees, the sight of children picking the flowers to make star flower chains for the Buddha or to wear in their hair is a truly peaceful and beautiful.
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Kyaing Tong

Kyaing Tong

Kyaing Tong is the capital city of the Golden Triangle area near the border of China, Thailand and Laos. The town is surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains, offering travelers with trekking experience and a chance to visit the remote villages. Built by Mongrai Chief in 1243 AD, Kyaing Tong is 456km far from Taunggyi and 163km from Tachileik.There are regular flights from Yangon to Kyaing Tong. Visitors coming from Thailand are allowed to cross into this border town with border passes. Tachileik is also a border crossing point through which visitors from Thailand come to Myanmar. Regular air services are available between Heho, Mandalay, Tachileik and Yangon.
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Lahe (Naga Village)
Lahe is a town on Naga Hills of Sagaing Region on the northwest of Myanmar. The Naga New Year Festival is held in Lahe, Layshi, Hkamti and Nanyun as hosts in rotation.
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Lampi Kyun (island)

Lampi Kyun (island)

Located in Tanintharyi Region, Lampi Kyun (island) is further offshore and it is one of the largest and has been designated as a national park. Extending about 90km long and 8km wide, this rugged landmass features a forested, mountainous interior and two year round rivers that flow into the sea from the island’s western shore.
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Layshi (Naga Village)
Layshi is a town in Naga Hills of Sagaing Region on the northwest frontier of Myanmar. The Naga New Year Festival is held rotationally in Lahe, Layshi, Hkamti and Nanyun.
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Loi Mwe Village

Loi Mwe Village

It takes about one and half hour drive from Kyaing Tong. The hill top place is filled with peaceful surroundings and you can have a look at old British Colonial Governor’s Houses and old churches. You can also see many hillside cultivations surrounding Loi Mwe village.
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Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery
If you are in Inwa/Ava, this should be on your itinerary - (re-)build of bricks in a nice contrast to the other teak monasteries. Good for views of the Irrawaddy bridges and many golden pagodas on Sagaing Hill on the other side of the river.It was so interesting to see the preparations for the monks' lunch and to see where they lived and prayed. However, please remember this is first and foremost a home and religious centre and must be treated with due respect.
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Mahamuni Paya (Paya Gyi)
“Maha” means large, “muni” sitting and “Paya” means pagoda. Mahamuni Paya is one of those incredible sites that you absolutely have to witness in your lifetime, and is very revered by pilgrims around all Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia. Everyday, this age old ritual occurs between 4.30 and 5.00 am, and is a spiritual and religious ceremony that partakes of washing of the Buddha’s face. The site is beyond magical and magnificient. Mahamuni pagoda is the most important of all the religious places in Mandalay. It is not a pagoda but an image of the Lord Buddha, believed to have been cast in the Buddha’s lifetime in the very presence of the Buddha according to the tradition. The thickness of gold clad on the Buddha face from people applying golden leaf on it is just truly unbelievable if you think of how poor the country is. Unlike most pagodas in Myanmar, men (only) can get close and touch the Buddha. There is also a museum in the complex and a small building that contains five bronze Khmer statues taken from Angkor Wat.
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Mandalay Hill
Mandalay Hill is the famous hillside just outside of Mandalay itself. The hill itself isn’t very tall, but being the only peak in miles definitely commands a magnificent view of the city and surrounding countryside. And it’s also an escape route to beat the unbearable heat of Manadalay’s summer. An early morning is the best time to visit so that you can avoid the heat and the influx of tourists. There are several ways to ascend the hill, depending on how fit you are. You can climb up from the South side or alternatively, you can get a taxi about halfway up on a road that leads from the West. In truth, it’s not too difficult a climb and there are plenty of places to stop and sit along the way. Take note that you will need to remove your shoes while climbing to the top of the hill from the check point where your transporting car stops. No entrance fee is required but a small amount of camera fee is expected. Mandalay Hill was bombed extensively by Allied aircraft during WWII, as the Japanese were encamped there, and it’s still possible to see the shrapnel holes in the temple at the summit.
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Mandalay Marionettes Theater
Former Burmese kings are known to be fans of puppets dance and artistry. And if you were in Mandalay, you must make time for a puppet show at Mandalay’s Marionnettes Therater. The show usually lasts about an hour, and it is a succession of small stories with different puppets and style of dances. Puppets are brilliantly made and puppeteers are very professional. You can also purchase puppets as a souvenir. The cost is about US$ 12 per person. Your kids will definitely love it.
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Mandalay Palace Complex / Fort Dufferin
This symbolic royal palace is one of the main reasons why many tourists travel to Mandalay despite its scantling heat. It’s a golden city within a city. The palace wall is hard to miss if you are in Mandalay, and surrounded by a huge moat. “The Glass Palace” by Amitav Ghosh, truthfully describes what had happened here at this last royal palace of the Burmese monarchy; British soldiers storming in with their guns, looting and burning this palace, forcing the last King Thibaw and Queen into exile in India after winning the 3rd Anglo-Burmese War. It’s hard to believe this magnificent palace lasted merely 30 years after being first built by King Mindon (Thibaw’s father). British then turned the palace compound into Fort Dufferin, named after the then- viceroy of India. Much of the palace compound was tragically destroyed during WWII by allied bombing. A near-exact replica of the palace was rebuilt in the 1990s. It costs US$ 10 to get into this castle to have a look.
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Manuha Temple (Myinkaba)
The temple has a very unique structure, and an even more intriguing history. The name “Manuha” was given after the captive Mon king from Thaton. The Buddha statues all seem too large for their enclosures, and their cramped, uncomfortable positions are said to represent the stress and lack of comfort the ‘captive king’ had to endure. It is said that only the reclining Buddha, in the act of entering nibbana, has a smile on its face, showing that for Manuha only death was a release from his suffering. This is one of the first places that Aung San Suu Kyi visited when she was released from the house-arrest.
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Mawlamyine Hill
Mawlamyine Hill runs in a north-south plane where a number of pagodas and Buddhist monastries have been built. From here you’ll get beautiful views of the town looking westwards from a number of vantage points. A scenic lookout area has been provided for this specific purpose and can be easily accessed by road. It’s an easy twenty minute walk from Lower Main Road of the central district. To the north you will see the lazy Thanlwin River, and to the south you will see the large flat plain, where the train station is located.
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Minbu Mud Volcanoes

Minbu Mud Volcanoes

Mud volcanoes are formed from methane gases trapped deep below the ground being forced to the surface. In some instances the pressure will push through the water table and mix with the clay or mud in the surrounding areas to create a "volcano" such as the ones found in Minbu. Unlike regular volcanoes, there is no heating involved and in fact, the mud is cool to the touch. The landscape is in Minbu looks like the surface of the moon (if the satellite had active geology) with multiple vents bubbling out of ever-growing craters in the ground.
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Minbu Town

Minbu Town

Minbu is situated, west-central Myanmar (Burma), on the Irrawaddy River opposite Magway town. The river there is about 3 miles (5 km) wide but contains many islands and sandbanks, and in the dry season steamers can come no nearer than 4 miles (6.5 km) south of the town. Although much of the surrounding land is semidesert scrub forming part of Myanmar’s dry zone, large areas around Minbu are irrigated by the Mon, Maw, and Salin rivers. The area is the site of one of the three historic irrigation systems in Myanmar and has modern irrigation works.
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Mount Popa

Mount Popa

Mt. Popa is about 50km away from Bagan. It is about 45 minute drive from Nyaung Oo Airport, Bagan. Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano that is estimated to have erupted for the final time, over three hundred and twenty thousand years ago.Mt. Popa (Taungkalat) is popularly recognized as an abode of many “Nats” (spirits of ancient ancestors) who dwell in various parts of the mountain. In the older days, it was also referred as the “Mountain of Spirits”. You will see monkeys expecting treats along the way to top. Can visit Mt. Popa as a day-return trip from Bagan.
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Mt. Phon Kan Razi

Mt. Phon Kan Razi

Mount Phon Kan Razi is situated in Putao Township, Kachin State, in the uppermost part of Myanmar. Hiking, walking and recreation in the natural forest environment are the main attractions of this mountain. There are opportunities for observing the tradition, culture and the life style of indigenous hill tribes. Phon Kan Razi is usually snow-capped half the year.
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Mt. Sarameti Peak ( Nwe Mauk Taung)
In Nagaland Saramati hill range is the biggest in the mountain range of Nagaland and is situated on the extreme south east of the state. At 3841 mt , Saramati Peak is highest in Nagaland and it remains snow covered during winter. The mountain range is covered with rich , natural and diverse forests , visible at various altitudes , ranging from sub-tropical ever green and semi ever green to temperate broad leaved and Alpine vegetation. It also has good bio-diversity with natural flora and fauna and various kinds of orchids..
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Mt. Zwe Kabin

Mt. Zwe Kabin

Limestone mountain, Mt. Zwe Kabin, is located 11km south of Hpa An, Kayin State, and at 723m is also a home of the spirits and saintly souls. Mt. Zwekabin is one of the most sacred mountains in the country and there is a pagoda that sits atop it. At the base of the mountain are 1,080 Buddha images that are hand-carved into the rock.
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Mukayong Village

Mukayong Village

The village is situated on the way between Taunggyi and Ho Pone. The villagers can grow vegetables all the year round because of the existence of many natural springs there.
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Mya Sein Taung Pagoda

Mya Sein Taung Pagoda

The pagoda was built on the hill to the north-east of Taunggyi in 1962. The stupa has a height of 27ft (8m) and the Buddha statue inside is 9ft 9in (3m) high. It is the bronze statue and the weight is 1800 vises. The mountain being situated 5000ft (1524m) above sea level, beautiful northern view of Taunggyi can be seen from the top of it.
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Mya Tha Lun Pagoda

Mya Tha Lun Pagoda

Steaming into Magway, the riverine traveller is greeted by the sight of the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda glinting serenely from the summit of the Naguttama hillock by the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River.
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Myanmar Andaman Resort

Myanmar Andaman Resort

Myanmar Andaman Resort is located on Fork (Macleod) Island in Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago, Southern part of Myanmar. Myanmar Andaman Resort is designed to meet the requirements of those who love to enjoy sun, sand, sea and nature on the beach/ island and as well as to take part in activities of Marine Eco Tourism.
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Myeik Archipelago (Mergui Archiplago)

Myeik Archipelago (Mergui Archiplago)

The Myeik Archipelago is an archipelago in far southern Myanmar. It consists of more than 800 islands, varying in size from very small to hundreds of square kilometres, all lying in the Andaman Sea off the western shore of the Malay Peninsula near its landward (northern) end where it joins the rest of Indochina.
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National Kandawgyi Garden

National Kandawgyi Garden

The National Kandawgyi Garden was first founded during 1915-16 by a British botanist, Mr. Roger. The original area of the Botanical Garden was 170 acres of land and 70 acres of water spread totaling 240 acres. In several plots were planted 4840 trees planted, mostly of the pine varieties. Additionally, 575 different floral species and many exotic fruits, flowers and shady trees from overseas were acclimatized to grow in this Garden.
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Natma Taung (Mount Victoria)
To the locals, it is known as Khaw-nu-soum or Khonuamthung. Given its height and being surrounded at lower elevations by tropical and subtropical moist forests, Nat-ma Taung rises above as an alpine “sky island”. More than a century ago, during the British colonial era, it was called Mount Victoria, named in honour of Queen Victoria. It is located in Kan-pet-let Township, Mindat District, Chin State, on the western part of Myanmar and is part of the Chin Hills range. In 1994, the government designated 72,300 hectares of the Chin Hills including Nat-ma Taung as a national park, an important site for wildlife conservation. In February 2004, Nat-ma Taung National Park was identified as a “priority candidate” for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its outstanding plant and animal life which is highly diverse and provides insight to the biogeographical history of Asia. It is also home to multiple threatened birds, mammals and reptiles. It is an ASEAN Heritage Park and was listed as an Alliance for Zero Extinction Site because of the White-browed Nuthatch, which is endemic to Nat-ma Taung National Park.
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Natural Garden

Natural Garden

This Garden is situated on the Nam Khan hill. The hill top offers unforgettable sunset views of the city. There has an entertainment hall. Sometime it is celebrated with traditional performing dance such as padaung, toenaya (Chinese Dragon) and Kanayar (kayar)
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Ngwe Saung Beach

Ngwe Saung Beach

It is located in the Ayeyarwaddy Region, some 48km from the town of Pathein. Ngwe Saung, with a beach frontage on the Bay of Bengal with its clear blue water, its white crested waves, sandy beaches and unspoiled and pollution-free natural surroundings, is indeed one of the best places to select for a holiday interlude of rest and relaxation.
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Nyaung Wee (Pulubada Island)

Nyaung Wee (Pulubada Island)

About 10 nautical miles away in South of Lampi. Many of nameless small islands with beautiful beaches surrounded by Nyaung Wee and because of this reason, a group of Sea Gypsy used to settle to be avoid from south west monsoon wind and north east monsoon wind. A river, in the northern part of Nyaung Wee is very nice river for bird watchers and wild life explorers.
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Pakokku Town

Pakokku Town

Pakokku is a prosperous trading town in central Myanmar, near Bagan. Located on the western bank of Ayeyarwaddy river and it is well-known for the production of Tobacco. Other than Tobacco plantation, it also produces palm sugar jaggery, thanakha logs, longyis and blankets called “Anyar Saung”. Pakokku is accessible from Mandalay by car and Bagan by ferry boat.
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Palaung Village

Palaung Village

It takes two hours (short way) or four hours through the hills to the village of the Palaung tribe from Kalaw . At first a steep track leads down into a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot. tea. damsons and mangoes on the hill. Some of the people in this village live in the traditional long houses: a stilt establishment long enough to house five or six families to a house. Some others live in single family dwellings.
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Pearl Island

Pearl Island

A magical excursion through calm blue seas to Pearl Island is unforgettable experience for visitor. It is a haven of coconut trees, white sand beaches and the feeling of remote tranquility that only a desert island can produce.
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People's Park and Square

People's Park and Square

People’s Park is located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. This park occupies over 130 acres between U Wizara Road and Pyay Road. Many National Events such as ceremonies of Independence Day, Union Day, National Day are held in this place. There is a Museum housing life-size models of nationalities in their colourful dresses.
Museum Heritages & Landmarks Sightseeing
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is situated in Inlay Lake in Shan State. One of the most dazzling and magical places in Asia. Is is a famous principal shrines in Myanmar and it houses five small Buddha images.
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Pho Kyar Elephant Camp (Taungoo)

Pho Kyar Elephant Camp (Taungoo)

Pho Kyar Forest Resort is located in Yedashe Township. It is 10 miles 2 furlong (about 16km) from Thargara, in the area of Swa forest reserved area, on the bank of Thaing creek. The resort has 20 acres in area, which is larger than Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp in Taikkyi Township, Yangon Region.
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Pindaya

Pindaya

Pindaya is a quiet town perched on the bank of the placid Pone Ta lote Lake. The Pindaya cave, containing thousands of Buddha images, is one of the interesting destinations in Inlay region.
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Pindaya Cave

Pindaya Cave

The ancient caves are about one mile southwest of the town, and can be reached by car. Except for the young and energetic, the best way is to go leisurely be horsecart to the foot of the hills, reserving your energy for the 200 steps up the covered stairway eading to the cave entrance and for exploring the huge meandering maze made up of numerous caves.
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Pone Ta Lote Lake (Mandalay)

Pone Ta Lote Lake (Mandalay)

It is near Royal Palace in Mandalay. It is an artificial lake constructed by King Mindon in 1859. This lake was a recreation park for princes and royal families. King, Queens and royal families habitually played in the lake.
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Pone Ta Lote Lake (Pindaya)

Pone Ta Lote Lake (Pindaya)

It is situated in Pindaya, Shan State and 3880 feet (1183m) above sea level. While visit Shwe U Min Cave, one can see the beauty of that lake. Nearby because of the old and huge Banyan trees, the beauty of landscape is more attracted.
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Pu Nala (Bo Cho Island)

Pu Nala (Bo Cho Island)

It is located just south of Lampi (Lamp) Island and a major settlement for a race of Salons (Moken – Sea Gypsies). Many of them still live on the boats and stay on the islands only for a short monsoon break, to shelter from the severe storms. The village on this island is called Makyon Galet, which is located on the northern shoreline of Bo Cho Island, overlooking a bay and the big Lampi Island.
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Pulu Set (Nga Mann Island)

Pulu Set (Nga Mann Island)

The famous island to celebrate beach bonfire party and barbecue in Kaw Thaung Region. The beach is just one and half mile long but the sand in the beach is very white and smooth. Water is crystal clear and beautiful coral life is found.
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Puta-O

Puta-O

This town is situated in the north of Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin state, can be reached only by air route. The city surrounded with snow peaked mountains and the weather is cold around the year. Flora and Fauna can be seen in the forest around Putao.
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Pwe Kauk Waterfall

Pwe Kauk Waterfall

Pwe Kauk Waterfall is located about 8km from Pyin Oo Lwin. It is also called Hampshire Falls in British times. It’s a very pleasant picnic spot.
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Pyadalin Cave

Pyadalin Cave

Pyadalin prehistoric cave is situated on the western slope of Shan State, Ywangan township, Pindaya district, Southern Shan State. This cave was firstly discovered in 1960. The rock paintings are seen in the cave.
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Pyi Taw Aye Pagoda

Pyi Taw Aye Pagoda

At the top of the hill overlooking the harbour is the Pyi Taw Aye Pagoda, unlike many other Myanmar temples, you can walk inside and under the main stupa. It was originally built in 1949 to a height of only 16.5ft (5m), and later raised to its current structure of 70ft (21m).
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Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin is located over 1000 metres above sealevel. It is a popular hill station about 69km away from Mandalay (3 hours drive). It became the summer capital for the British colonial administration, it held its role until the end of the British rule in 1948.
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Rih Lake (Falam)

Rih Lake (Falam)

Rih Lake or Heart-shaped Lake is located in Falam Township, Chin State, just about 3 kilometers from the Indian border. The lake is about one mile in length and half a mile in width. Legend goes that anyone who takes bath with its water will be healed from any disease. It is one of the most magnificent and beautiful lakes in Myanmar.
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Saddar (Saddan) Cave

Saddar (Saddan) Cave

Saddar Cave is place of religious icons in an interesting underground environment. The pilgrimage nature of the cave is evident in the many small shrines and Buddhist iconography that greet you at the entrance.
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Sagaing Bridge (Innwa Bridge)
A beautiful bridge crossing the Ayerwaddy river from Mandalay to Sagaing. Just to the north of the old Ava (Inwa) Bridge, and is also known as the New Ava Bridge. It was completed in 2008. Don't be mistaken with the new bridge.
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Sanda Muni Paya
The Sandamuni Pagoda is located to the southeast of Mandalay Hill and bears a resemblance to the nearby Kuthodaw pagoda because of the large number of slender whitewashed ancillary stupas on the grounds. The Sanda Muni Paya also features 1774 marble slabs which include the commentaries and sub-commentaries on the Tipitaka, the Three Baskets of Buddha’s teachings. It is very similar to Kuthodaw pagoda but they are much closer to each other and I liked this pagoda more.
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Satuyatha Thumingala Pagoda

Satuyatha Thumingala Pagoda

It was built in 1990 and you can see Loi Mwe Lake and experience sightseeing on the hill.
Religious Sites Sightseeing
Sea Gypsy Villages (Salon Villages)

Sea Gypsy Villages (Salon Villages)

The Salon people also known as Moken who live in the sea around the Myeik Archipelago. These Salon people, called Sea Gypsies, spend their whole life on small boats, by diving for pearls and looking for such sea products. They come to land only for shelter from cyclones and high seas during the monsoon season.
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Shwe Ann Daw Pagoda

Shwe Ann Daw Pagoda

This pagoda lies atop of Mount Wathura (Pathura) at Thandwe, where the relics of Buddha were enshrined.
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Shwe Ba Hill

Shwe Ba Hill

Shwe Ba Hill, just beyond Pho Win Hill in Monywa, features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with plain Buddha images. It is on the west bank of Chindwin River. There, temples and caves are curved out of volcanic rocks and inside walls of some caves are decorated with 13th Century / 18th Century mural paintings.
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Shwe Indein Pagoda

Shwe Indein Pagoda

Indein is one of the small villages of Inlay Lake located on the western bank of the lake. A Buddha Image has been enshrined at a whitewashed stupa, which is on the summit of a hill. Below the stupa around the hill are cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas.
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Shwe Kyat Kya Pagoda

Shwe Kyat Kya Pagoda

Shwe Kyat Kya Pagoda reverely situated at the side of Ayeyarwaddy river bank in Sagaing. It is one of the loveliest spots on the river, with a view of the green Sagaing hills on the opposite side.
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Shwe Kyat Yet Pagoda

Shwe Kyat Yet Pagoda

Shwe Kyat Yet Pagoda lies on Shwe Kyat Yet Hill in Sagaing Region, also known as Mandagiri while embryo Buddha was reborn as a rooster king in his early incarnation. It is said to be one of the 84,000 pagodas built by King Thiri Dhamma Thawka in 218 BC.
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Shwe Kyin Paya Gyi Pagoda

Shwe Kyin Paya Gyi Pagoda

This pagoda of Shwe Kyin, a town in Bago Region is famous for its festival, the candles floating along the Shwe Kyin River annually in Thadingyut, Myanmar month, which coincides with October.
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Shwe Nan Daw Pagoda

Shwe Nan Daw Pagoda

It lies atop of Mount Rohakuhta at Thandwe, where the relics of Buddha were enshrined.
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Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda (Shwe Taung)

Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda (Shwe Taung)

Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda means ‘Golden Spirit Mountain’. This pagoda dates back to the Sriksetra era. Legend takes it back all the way to 283 BC, from which it was reconstructed by a long range of Myanmar kings with the aid of local nats (spirits). A large pagoda festival is held every year on the full moon of Tabaung (February/March).
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Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda

Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda

Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda is situated on the top of the mountain east of the city. From there one can see the panoramic view of Taunggyi. It is about 10 minutes drive or 40 minutes walk from the city.
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Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda

Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda

Shwe Yin Myaw World Peace Pagoda is located at the bank of Thanlwin River, Hpa An Township, Kayin State, Myanmar.
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Shwe-Gyu-Gyi (Old Bagan)

Shwe-Gyu-Gyi (Old Bagan)

The temple itself is quite lovely with it's own walled courtyard and a perfect location that enables you to see many of the other nearby temples and pagodas that encircle it. You really do feel like you're in the heart of things. Some great shots to be taken. The inside is in realtively good shape and of interest.
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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

The city's biggest tourist attraction & one of the wonders of Asia. This immense Buddhist shrine was built approx. 2500 years ago. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people.
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Shwedagon Pagoda (The Replica)

Shwedagon Pagoda (The Replica)

Shwedagon Pagoda (The replica) is located 1km from the friendship Bridge of Myanmar and Thailand in Tachileik. It was built in 1988 with 108ft (33m) high and it is also good view point to see the panoramic view of Tachileik and Mai Sai (border Town of Thailand).
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Shweli Suspension Bridge

Shweli Suspension Bridge

It is situated on Muse-Nam Khan Road, 23 miles (37km) far from Muse. It was opened in 2009. The bridge is 600ft (183m) long and 24ft (7m) wide. The panoramic view of the bridge is surrounded by the most significant mountain ranges with evergreen forest and Shweli River.
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Shwenandaw Kyaung (Teak Temple)
It is one of the most unique eye-catching of all the monasteries/temples in South East Asia. This intricately teak-crafted world heritage site was first built to serve as the royal apartments for King Mindon, but later converted into a Buddhist Monastery. Why? The then-ruler, King Thibaw transformed this building into a monastery, believing it to be haunted by his father, King Mindon’s spirit. Due to its removal and rebuilding on a new site in late 18th century as a monastery, it was the only building to have remained intact during the raid of Mandalay in WWII. 100 years-old teak-carvings, depicting past life stories of the Buddha were chiseled in the panels which adorn the inside and outside of the main building. No entrance fee is required.
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Shwesandaw Pagoda (Old Bagan)
This is the place that everyone talks about going to watch the sunrise and the sunset in Bagan, and it’s hard to argue why. The panoramic view from this pagoda is purely majestic, breathtaking and one of the best in Asia. But the steep climb to the top that’s not for the faint of heart! King Anawrahta, founder of first Burmese Kingdom, built Shwesandaw Pagoda after his conquest of then Mon Capital, Thaton.
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Shwezigon Pagoda (Nyaung U & Wetkyi-in)
Considered to be the most significant monument for then- newly found Theravada Buddhism in Bagan, Shwezigon is very popular among local travellers and monks. Tourists normally says this pagoda is very similar the “Shwedagon of Yangon”, but make no mistakes, it was built way earlier than the Yangon’s jewel. Grand and majestic, Its graceful bell shape became a prototype for virtually all later pagodas all over Myanmar. It was first commenced by King Anawrahta and later completed by his successor, King Kyanzittha. It narrowly misses our top 3 due to lack of its architecture value and distinct history.
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Sittwe View Point

Sittwe View Point

The View Point is a lovely recreational spot where one can enjoy breathing fresh sea breeze. It shows the panoramic view of Baronga islands on the other side of the Kaladan River, and also the Layshinedaung savage island lighthouse. The View Point was also known as Farkir Point.
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Snake Island (Hmwe Island)

Snake Island (Hmwe Island)

It is one of the best pleasant places near the Thazin village. It takes 45 minutes by motor bike from Ngwe Saung Beach.
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Strand Road
The city is located at the mouth of the Thanlwin (Salween) River, and its riverfront Strand Road is a pleasant place to sit and relax at sunset and into the evening; it has a number of drinking spots and places to eat. Treat yourself an ice-cold beer at either Mawlamyine Hotel or newly opened Strand hotel.
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Sulamani Guphaya Temple (Minnanthu)
This red-brick temple is often left behind by the tourists. But this hidden treasure, Sulamani represents some of Bagan's finest ornamental work which are carved stucco on mouldings, pediments and pilasters Built by King Narapatisithu, the interior face of the temple wall was once lined with a hundred monastic cells, a feature unique among Bagan?s ancient monasteries. Guphaya means small ruby and the name goes well with the place.
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Thanboddhay Paya

Thanboddhay Paya

Thanboddhay Paya is slightly Disneylandesque, in a Burmese style. Well, perhaps that's a bit harsh, but there's certainly a kitsch theme park vibe to this popular attraction roughly halfway to the super gigantic standing Buddha (Bodhi Tataung) from Monywa. The compound is a series of garishly painted buildings, but the main attraction (admission US$3 for foreigners) supposedly houses in excess of 500,000 Buddha images. Yes, you read that number right -- half a million. Plenty of chedis too! Built in 1939 and completed in 1952, Thanboddhay Paya remains an active place of worship and you'll come across devotees throughout the place. It is also the site of a temple festival in November each year. The vast number of icons are photogenic and stopping here conveniently breaks the journey from Monywa to Bodhi Tataung. Once you're done, push on to what was, for a period, the tallest standing image of Buddha in the world, Bodhi Tataung. It is absolutely colossal. When we arrived in Monywa we knew nothing of Bodhi Tataung and it was only when inspecting an upper floor room at Hotel Chindwin that we spied its sparkling edifice in the distance. When we asked, the staffer told us it was, “The almost tallest Buddha in the world!” So of course we checked it out. It's the almost-tallest Buddha in the world, but also home to an enormous reclining Buddha, and thousands of Buddha images in the surrounding area. While it's easy to turn your nose up at the site being a “new money monument”, at the rate both the standing and reclining Buddha are ageing, they'll look like ruins in a few more years. Up close and personal.
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Thatbyinnyu Temple (Nyaung U & Wetkyi-In)
Towering above the other monuments of Bagan, this temple is famous for being the tallest in Bagan and its neat brickwork, which is so carefully done that a knife blade can’t pass between the bricks. Unfortunately, an earthquake years ago made the structure unstable, so climbing up the temple is now prohibited. The temple is visible from nearly every vantage point around Bagan. Try this out. No matter which angle you aim through your camera, it will always give you a perfect host.
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The Jade Market (Mahar Aung Myay)
Burma under British colonial time was famous for three things; pagodas, teak and jade. Make no mistake Myanmar jade is the best in the world. This huge Jade Market in central Mandalay showcases perfectly why it is so. Dozens of vendors are selling their jade in various stages and grades of presentation. Not frequently visited by tourists, it generally serves as a local source of the product. As always, there were “mobile” vendors, with little gem boxes of ruby and emerald speciments, in the rough, cab and facet cut. There is no issue at all with failure to purchase their goodies. Entrance fee is less tha US$ 1.
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Upali Thein

Upali Thein

Upali Thein means Upali Sima (Ordination Hall). It stands on the northside of the Bagan-Nyaung U road. Maha Thera Upali, a well-known monk, built the Thein (Sima). So it came to be known as Upali Sima. This ordination hall was built in the mid-13th Century. This sima is famous for its beautiful frescoes.
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Yadanabon Zoological Garden

Yadanabon Zoological Garden

The zoo is located at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was established in 1989. The zoo is opened on 8 April 1989. In 2003, its facilities were upgraded and part of the upgrade program included a dedicated K. trivittata enclosure with a larger ground pond, built with emergency funds donated by BTG Studios of Sydney and Allwetterzoo Münster of Germany.Yadanabon Zoo is notable for playing a significant part in the successful conservation program with the Turtle Survival Alliance for the Burmese roofed turtle
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Yangon Circular Train

Yangon Circular Train

It’s a great way to see a slice of local Myanmar life. The trains are not the cleanest or most comfortable but they are unforgettable and memorable. It’s a short but fascinating train voyage, as the rickety old diesel drawn carriages jolt and sway there way along the old and barely functional narrow gauge rails. Slowly but surely you will circumference the city, but for those that enjoy the finer things in life. You’re going to be out of luck on this particular journey.
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Yankin Hil (Nga Yin Min Cave)

Yankin Hil (Nga Yin Min Cave)

The Yankin Hill is located in the east of Mandalay. Yankin Hill meaning “away from danger”, shows harmony and tranquility of Mandalay. Nga Yant Min Cave is situated at Yankin Hill, about 5 miles (8km) east of Mandalay and 884ft (269m) above the sea level. There are many carved figures of fishes on the hill, placed by Min Shin Saw, son of King Alaung Sithu during the Bagan Era. It is believed that the first figures of the fishes were kept in the Royal Palace during the Yadanarbon period. It is said that the figure of the Buddha to be, the king of the fish was put in the cave and belived to get rain when there was a drought.
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Zeigyo Central Market
It is the trade hub of Upper Myanmar, where you can get everything that is Burmese and other exports. The variety is mind-blogging, ranging from sections of clothes, spcies to modern electronics. And they are cheap too. If you need a sweater for cooler northern Myanmar or a summer wear for southern part, this is the one for shopping. Bring your camera. This place is full of photo taking opportunities.
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