Pagodas in the Mist and Other Myanmar Travel Imperatives
Travel to Myanmar, land of Buddhist pagodas and temples, paddy fields and serene rural landscapes. A burnished orange glow lights up the scenery and a thousand pagoda spires come into view as you ride in a hot air balloon over the ancient city of Bagan. Paddling a slender long-tail wooden boat on Inle Lake, examine stilt houses and floating kitchen gardens, and men fishing using traditional means—the daily life of locals. Get a bird’s-eye view of Mandalay from atop Mandalay Hill, and then stop off at the nearby Sandamuni Pagoda with its 18,000-kilo iron Buddha.
Each of Myanmar’s thousands of shrines, Buddha statues, and pagodas are different and unique. Hundreds of ancient red, white, and brown pagodas can be seen at Indein village. The shiny gold-plated and diamond-studded stupa of the capital Yangon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda is surrounded by 64 smaller ones.
Though Myanmar is a place rooted in the Buddhist religion, modernity is knocking at its door. Maybe you’d like take in the romance and tranquility of this country on a luxury riverboat cruise down the Irrawaddy River, lifeline of the country. Or perhaps you want to add a few days of sunshine and clear blue sea at the pristine white-sand beach of Ngwe Saung. Explore Burmese cities: Yangon’s old colonial buildings and well-kept pagodas, Mandalay’s U-Bein bridge, the longest teak footbridge in the world. Let Enchanting Travels consultants offer you hosts of options and take care of all the planning details from start to finish. You’re left worry-free, to focus only on enjoying every step of your personalized Myanmar itinerary.
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