Best experiences for Myanmar holiday
When planning Myanmar holiday, many may think about a mysterious country, studded by shimmering pagodas yet this stunning country has more than that to offer. From world spectacular Mergui Archipelago to the picturesque Inle Lake, from photogenic Ubein to magnificent Putao mountain, it is always difficult to pick up the most impressive things you should soak up in Myanmar. These hand-picked experiences may not cover the best of Myanmar but they reflect the cultural and natural wonders you should not miss.
Best experiences for Myanmar holiday
Visit Inle Lake
Inle is a beguiling introduction to Burmese rustic life. It is home to unique floating vegetation, charming stilt villages with unique traditional workshops and holy Buddhist stupas.
While photographers is attracted by the Inthar fishermen image, foodie travelers can enjoy market hopping or simply enjoy the best cooking class which demonstrates the delicious dishes of Shan State. If your passion is about trekking and seeing local life more than its surface, embark on a trek from Kalaw to Inle.
Undoubtedly, Bagan is a highlight of any Myanmar Tour. It could be ideally a destination that rivals the majestic Angkor Wat since it houses some 2,500 pagodas and temples remaining from 11th century.
There are ways to uncover the archaeological treasure of Bagan but Balloon Hoping is simply the best. This once a life time experience happens in the morning, allowing to you admires the awe-inspiring landscape when the sun opens the mask covering the temple’s spires. It is not need to say that Balloon provides a great source for photograph.
Hsipaw is a very trendy travel spot, especially for those who seek for some sort of thrilling adventures. The whole area houses idyllic mountains, secret Shan palace, forest, waterfall and exotic mountain hamlets.
To absorb in the most rewarding experience of Hsipaw, reserve a private 3 days tour combining Dokhtawady River, ethnic minority encounters, doing homestay and swimming under the natural pool of Anikasan fall. If this still does not feed your adventure sense, head south to the wilderness of Pyin Oo Lwin.
Taking a river cruise
Myanmar has a large network of waterways from south to north. These are wonderful options to appreciate not only the mesmerizing scenery but also the creating a nice way to access the only Unesco Heritage site – the Pyu ancient cities.
The most comfortable river cruise you should take is the luxury Road to Mandalay 2 nights journey from Bagan to Mandalay. Apart from the exclusive exploration of Bagan holy plains, fascinating shore excursions which take you to off beaten-path places are really tempting.
Find your own Beach in Dawei
From Rakhine State to Kawthaung port; Myanmar has over 23km of coastline. So far there are only few beaches open for tourist, which means chances to seek for sun, sea, sand without crowd is abundant. Dawei is such an enticing place.
Tucked away from all the famous attraction, Dawei impresses its visitors by secluded sandy beaches, appealing rural landscapes. The names like Maungmagan, Sin Htauk Beach are totally unknown in many travel guides. It is perfect time now to find a private beach in Dawei before it becomes touristic.
Set Sail in Mergui Archipelago
Mergui is a vast archipelago. It shares the border with Phuket, Thailand yet intact. The impact of humain on 800 islands in Mergui is still little. This enables visitors to immerse in the pristine atmosphere it boasts.
To uncover the awesomeness of Mergui, hire a yacht in Kawthaung then set sail to the amazing sites like Horse Shore Island, Lampi Park, Bushby.
Imagine about a dream Myanmar holiday, cruising through the azure waters of Andaman ocean, anchoring in a untouched beach, sunbathing by the palm fringed with only the sound of gentle waves.