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Yangon ( Rangoon)

Capital and main gateway to Myanmar. An Asian tropical city still true to its former colonial origins. Famous for the unique and glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, temples, markets and impressive colonial-era buildings.

Bago (Pegu)

Bago is a former ancient capital, 80 km from Yangon. Sightseeing here includes impressive temples, open-air markets, cheroot making and woodcarving center.

Kyaiktiyo

Located southeast of Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, or" Golden Rock" Pagoda is a huge gold-plateed boulder poised on the edge of a steep cliff. On top of the rock is a delicate pagoda.

Mawlamyine (Maulmein)

Fourth largest city in Myanmar, still today the colonial atmosphere can be felt throughout this town. Several fine monasteries and shrines cover the hills of Mawlamyine.

Pyay ( Prome)

Located on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river, the ancient Pyu capital of Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra) , one of Myanmar's interesting archaeological sites.

Bagan (Pagan)

One of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Memorable for its tranquility, as well as for its majesty.

Maunt Popa

Set amid lovely hill and forest scenery, Mt. Popa is a steep-sided volcanic peak dedicated to the legendary "Nat" spirits of Myanmar. A shrine lies at the top of over 700 steps.

Mandalay

Second largest city and former Royal capital of Myanmar. Many historical buildings and temples and pagodas. A center for silk and cotton weaving, marble carving, bronze and silver crafts and Kalaga tapestries. Out of Mandalay the monasteries and pagodas covering the hills of Sagaing, former ancient capitals of Amarapura and Ava. Mingun with its vast unfinished pagoda and the world's largest intact bronze bell.

Pyin Oo Lwin ( Maymyo)

A cool hill station, over 1,000m above sea level, founded during colonial times beautiful scenery, a cool climate and nostalgic atmosphere of former days with its old buildings and botanical gardens.

Mogok

Center for Myanmar's richest gem mines, including sapphires and the world's finest rubies, Mogok is reached by scenic road journey of up to seven hours, 200km, into the hills north of Mandalay. The town itself is also interesting for its temples and lively open-air gem markets.

Monywa

Monywa 140 km northwest of Mandalay by road, Monywa is located beside the Chindwin river, a major trading center for the region's agricultural produce. The cross-river excursion to ancient carved cave temples of Po Win Daung and spectacular Thanboddhay Paya Stupa complex.

Taunggyi

Capital of the Shan State, a cool hill town set at 1,400m. Scenic hill stations, such as Kalaw, and to the awesome sight of Pundaya Caves, packed with thousands of ancient Buddha images.

Inle Lake

lovely lake scenery, hazy distant mountains and the interesting local society. Floating is renowned for its unique leg-rowers and characterful local markets.

Pathein (Bassein)

small port town, some 190 km west of Yangon Ayeyarwaddy river delta region. A scenic waterfront, local umbrella workshops provide the gateway to the Ngwesong.

Sittwe and Mrauk Oo

Capital of Rakhine Major attraction is the excursion upriver, through beautiful scenery, to the ancient former capital of Mrauk Oo.

Thandwe (Sandawe)

Another Rakhine town. Thandwe is located about 10km north-east of Ngapali with its golden sandy beach which will in due course be one of the finest resorts in the country.

Myitkyina

Capital of Kachin State in the north of the country. With its nearby scenic confluence of Mekha and Malika rivers.

 

 

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