Myanmar

Places of Interest

23/04/2013 10:16


    §  Naypyidaw (formerly Pyinmana) — newly designated capital of the country

    §  Bago (formerly Pegu) — historic city near Yangon full of wonderful Buddhist sights

    §  Kawthaung — beach town in the far south which is as much like Thailand as Myanmar gets

    §  Mandalay — former capital of the Konbaung Dynasty built around the Mandalay Royal Palace and main commercial centre of Upper Myanmar

    §  Mawlamyine (Moulmein) — capital of Mon State and the third largest city

    §  Pyin U Lwin (Maymo) — cool town which is a wonderful former British colonial hill station

    §  Taunggyi — capital of Shan State in the heart of the Golden Triangle

    §  Twante — a delta town that is famous for pottery

    §  Yangon (formerly Rangoon) — the economic centre, known for its pagodas and colonial architecture

    §  Bagan — an archaeological zone with thousands of pagodas near the banks of the Ayeyarwady River

    §  Inle Lake — a large shallow lake good for beautiful boat trips, visiting floating villages inhabited by the Intha people, hiking, and also a source of excellent silk

    §  Kengtung — between Mong La (on the border with China) and Tachileik (on the border with Thailand) in the Golden Triangle, known for the Ann (black teeth people) and Akhatribes and trekking

    §  Kyaiktiyo — a gold-gilded rock sitting atop a cliff and a major pilgrimage site

    §  Mount Popa — an extinct volcano regarded as the Mount Olympus of Myanmar, a green oasis high above the hot plains and an easy day trip from Bagan

    §  Mrauk U — former capital of the Rakhine Kingdom

    §  Ngapali — beach resort in western Rakhine State, spilling into the Bay of Bengal

    §  Ngwe Saung — longest stretch of beach in Ayeyarwaddy Division, white sandy beach and crystal clear water are the features of Ngwe Saung Beach

    §  Pyay — a town on the Ayeyarwady River midway between Yangon and Bagan, known for its archaeological site Sri Kittara, the ancient Pyu capital from 2 to 9 AD

     



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