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Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Myanmar is a sacred land of Buddhism with a wide variety of golden temples, monks, and ancient monasteries. Besides, a lot of beautiful natural landscapes of this country also attract a huge number of visitors every year. It can be said that Myanmar is famous for not only peaceful temples but also a lot of interesting things waiting for travelers to explore. Here are 10 unique tourism attractions in Myanmar that visitors should not forget to visit

  1. Shwedagon Golden Temple (Yangon)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

This is a golden symbol of Myanmar. The temple is 2500 years old and its legend was born before Shakyamuni Buddha died. The top of Shwedagon golden temple is 98m high with lots of smaller towels around which keep many precious treasures. In spite of experiencing the war and natural disasters, it still remains the most well-known temple in the world.

  1. Golden Rock (Mon State)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Located over 200 km from Yangon, the rock is located at an altitude of 1.100m, with a small temple called Kyaiktyo which creates a unique combination. The golden rock is famous by the unsteadiness (the part sticking to the mountain is only78 cm2). Its surface is covered in gold. If you want to get into Kyaiktyo temple on the top, you certainly have to pass this strange yellow stone. However, only men are able to approach the Golden Rock while women can only admire it from a far distance.

  1. Shwezigon Golden Temple (Bagan)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

The temple is situated in Bagan which used to be the capital of the ancient kingdom of Bagan. Here, thousands of large and small temples still remain. Shwezigon Golden temple is Myanmar’s second largest temple built in the 12th century. It is a well-structured temple like Shwedagon temple

  1. Shwesandaw Temple (Bagan)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

In Bagan, you are strongly advised to visit Shwesandaw temple and watch the beautiful sunset. Standing from here, you can admire the legendary land of Bagan with thousands of large and small temples and towers sinking into the sunset which is an impressive fantasy scenery

  1. Ananda Temple (Bagan)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Also located in Bagan, Ananda temple was built in 11st-12nd centuries. This is a clear evidence for prosperous Bagan kingdom under the reign of the great king-Talisman. Ananda temple is outstanding on a massive scale and the unique architecture. It is totally different from two famous golden temples mentioned above and any public temples in Bagan area.

  1. Mahamuni Temple (Mandalay)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Mandalay is Burma’s former capital, where there are an enormous number of temples and monks. Mahamuni Temple is an essential symbol of Mandalay built in the 18th century. Especially, there is a 4m high Buddha statue. It weighs 6.5 tons and is covered with a 15cm thick layer of gold. Annually, people praising Buddhism still come to this temple and add more gold to the surface of the statue

  1. Inhwa Village (Mandalay)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Iowa is pretty small village nestled on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. This historic village is a famous tourist destination. This village has a Bagaya Kyaung monastery built by 267 huge pillars and Nanmyin tower which is 27m high. Besides, the daily activities of local people remaining for hundreds of years is a special unique factor attracting tourists to this village.

  1. Mingun Village (Mandalay)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

In Mingun village, there are many monuments and spectacular views. Most notably, the Mingun bell and a pair of Chinthe statues are regarded as a treasure. Chinthe (half lion, half dragon) is a pair of giant statues protecting the area near the waterfront. Moreover, Mingun Stupa also makes visitors overwhelmed by outstanding orange bricks in the middle of the blue sky.

  1. Ubein Bridge (Mandalay)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Ubein Bridge is located in Amarapura old village. The bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. This wooden bridge that spans the river is the way home of villagers of Amarapura. The bridge is named after the mayor who had it built. Nowadays, it has also become a famous tourist attraction in Myanmar.

  1. Inle Lake (Shan)

Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Inle Lake is about 11 km wide stretching 22km from the north to the south. It lies at an altitude of 875 meters above sea level.  It is the second largest lake in Myanmar. When traveling on the lake, you will experience many emotions when going through floating houses. Because it is a famous beauty spot, many small and large hotels are built to serve tourists. Moreover, local shops are full of many items and souvenirs.

Coming to Myanmar, every visitor will be surprised by its ancient beauty and great beautiful temples. If you are looking for a peaceful place, Myanmar will never disappoint you.

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