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Places to See in Myanmar: Land of a Thousand Adventures
Land of a Thousand Adventures
Places to See in Myanmar
Beyond- the seas is an exotic land rich with lush jungles, ancient temples and beauty
so rare it can only be called by one name, Myanmar. The second largest country in
Southeast Asia, Myanmar also known as Burma, is bordered by Bangladesh, India, China,
Thailand and Laos.
Still largely untarnished by tourism it’s cultural and geographical diversity makes it a
riveting destination for memories and adventures to be had. Learn more about Myanmar’s
most popular destinations in the following presentation…
A Journey of a Lifetime
Our Adventure – starts in Yangon. Formerly called Rangoon, the former capital
of Myanmar is known for its large number of British colonial buildings and is the largest city in
At the heart of Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda. The most sacred Burmese pagoda is said to
have existed for over 2,600 years. Housing relics from the past four Buddhas, including eight
strands of hair from Gautama Buddha and the staff of Kakusandha Buddha, its gold plated
architecture is truly a sight to behold.
The Ancient City – of Bagan, once called Pagan, was the capital of Myanmar’s
first kingdom from the 9th to 13th century. Now, the home of over 2,200 temples and pagodas,
it’s known for its magnificent collection of religious artifacts and stupa (hollow) style temples.
An archeological wonder, some of its most famous sights include the Ananda Temple, the
Shwezigon Pagoda, the Mingalazedi Pagoda and the Dhammayangyi Temple.
31 miles southeast – of Bagan sits Mt. Popa. A holy pilgrimage site, the
volcano is home to 37 animist sprit entities statues, also known as Mahaigiri Nats.
Located on the top of the volcanic plug called Taung Kalat, is a Buddhist monastery that
offers panoramic views of the landscape. A popular destination for pilgrims and tourists
alike, the area is transformed during the full moon festival seasons of Nayon (May/June) and
On the Ayeyarwady River – in central Myanmar is a small village called
Yandabo. Infamous as the location where the peace treaty was signed, ending the First
Anglo-Burmese War in 1826, it’s true cultural significance is far greater than it’s military
Known for its traditional terracotta pots, Yandabo is a village still very much connected to its
natural environment and heritage. Made from riverbank clay, local artisans are known to
make an average of 30-50 pots a day. These pots are then used for food or water storage, as
they have been for hundreds of years.
A place like no other – Sagaing is home to hundreds of Buddhist
monasteries and pagodas, which surround the hillside, parallel to the Ayeyarwady River.
Once the fief of Burmese princes, it was briefly a royal capital during the reign of King
Naungdawgyi. In present day, its ancient white, silver, and gold monasteries ornate it’s idyllic
scenery. A religious and cultural hub, it is also the location of Soonuponyashin Pagoda, one
of the oldest temples in the area and the first to receive offerings during festivals.
Stretching - 1.2km or .75 mi, Amarapura is home to the U Bein Bridge. Build in 1850,
the U Bein Bridge is the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world.
Built from reclaimed wood from the former royal palace in Inwa, it is an important
passageway for locals. Crossing over the Taungthaman Lake, it contains 1,086 pillars and is
one of Myanmar’s most photographed sites. Visitors will revel in the scenery of local
fishermen, monks, bicyclists, families and souvenir shops.
An icon – Mandalay is the last royal capital of Myanmar. A wealth of historic and
religious monuments, including the Mandalay Palace, the Mahamuni Buddha and the
Shwenandaw monastery, it is the economic hub for Upper Burma and the second largest
city in the country.
Renowned for its holy sites, travelers can climb Mandalay Hill while enjoying the view of the
city, or take in local cuisine throughout Mandalay’s many famous restaurants.
There is no time better than now – to start your Myanmar
adventure. Since 2002, AmaWaterways has been pioneering the art of river cruising with
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