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Myanmar (Burma) Tours

Myanmar (Burma) offers a fascinating journey of discovery through one of South East Asia’s least visited, but most rewarding countries with its ancient temples, golden beaches and smiling faces. From the unforgettable temples in Bagan and Mandalay’s fabled history, to largely undiscovered white sand beaches at Ngapali and the placid waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar has a wealth of treasures that exceed the expectations of those who visit.

Highlights of Myanmar (Burma)

Things to See & Do

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

    Shwedagon Pagoda

    Revered by Burma’s Buddhists and covered with hundreds of plates of gold, the stunning Shwe Dagon Pagoda dominates the city’s skyline. A rich repository for almost 2,500 years of culture and heritage, its Golden Pagoda presents a truly unforgettable experience, especially at sunset when you can watch the sun’s last rays casting a golden glow across its gilded face.

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  • Bagan

    Bagan

    The ancient capital of several kingdoms, the ruins at Bagan (Pagan) lie along the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River, scattered across some 25 square kilometres of Myanmar's central plains. Many of the temples and stupas date back to the time of the First Burmese Empire, when the arrival of Theravada Buddhism in the reign of the 11th century King Anawratha saw Bagan begin its transformation into a major centre for Buddhist studies.

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  • Sule Pagoda

    Sule Pagoda

    The Sule Pagoda is reportedly over 2,500 years old and is said to house one of Buddha's hairs. It is very much a working temple and local people can be wintnessed paying homage to Buddha. On the lower ground floor, stalls selling offerings and flowers are located. It often seems that all roads in Yangon lead to the Sule Pagoda and its golden dome is undoubtedly a dominating presence on the skyline.

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  • Inle Lake

    Inle Lake

    Inle Lake is home to the extraordinary 'leg-rowing' fishermen who have developed an original, eccentric way of rowing with one leg, leaving their hands free to drop their tall conical nets over passing fish. The lake is extremely beautiful, surrounded by mountains inhabited by colourful hill tribes and after a fascinating few days visiting temples and towns, Inle Lake can offer time for relaxation and reflection.

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  • Golden Teak Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

    Golden Teak Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

    Myanmar's second largest city, Mandalay was the last capital of an independent Burmese kingdom, prior to annexation by the British in 1885. Founded in 1857 by King Mindon, the city's exact location at the foot of Mandalay Hill, was chosen to fulfil a Buddhist prophecy. Whilst its once grand palace was sadly destroyed in World War II, much of the city's cultural heritage can still be seen amongst its walls, pagodas and pavilions.

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  • Mandalay

    Mandalay

    Myanmar's second largest city, Mandalay was the last capital of an independent Burmese kingdom, prior to annexation by the British in 1885. Founded in 1857 by King Mindon, the city's exact location at the foot of Mandalay Hill, was chosen to fulfil a Buddhist prophecy. Whilst its once grand palace was sadly destroyed in World War II, much of the city's cultural heritage can still be seen amongst its walls, pagodas and pavilions.

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  • Ava

    Ava

    Myanmar’s second largest city, Mandalay is the gateway to the ancient cities of Ava and Amarapura, also to the beautiful landscapes and famous gardens around Pyin U Lwin (Maymyo), a former British colonial hill station in the Shan Hills.

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  • Maymyo (Pyin U Lwin)

    Maymyo (Pyin U Lwin)

    Occupying the hills to the east of Mandalay, this former British hill station is famous for its colourfully painted horse drawn carriages and faded colonial mansions and the expansive grounds of the National Kandawgyi Gardens, a natural haven of native forest, orchid gardens and wildlife that covers over 400 acres.

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  • Sagaing

    Sagaing

    Known as a religious centre, Sagaing is filled with dozens of Buddha statues and nunneries as well as an important monastic hospital. In the months of October and November Buddhists from all over the country come to pay their respects and robes to Sagaing's monks, during the full moon of Tazaungmon. Sagaing is also home to many fascinating attractions such as Twin-daung lake, Inwa Bridge and the Mingun Bell.

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  • Mount Popa

    Mount Popa

    About 50 kilometres from Bagan lays Mount Popa, an extinct and sacred volcano. Although at first glance it would appear to be one single peak it is in fact three separate peaks. Mount Popa is regarded as the home of Myanmar's most powerful nats, who are local spirits and commonly worshipped throughout Myanmar.

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