Myanmar

If Lord Buddha has come to your dreams and beckoned you towards him, then pack your bags and set out on the Myanmar Tour. Welcome to the world of thousands of Buddhist Temples and pristine sea beaches along the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. Soak in the tranquil ambiance amid stupas, pagodas, and temples at Bagan, and marvel at the way the Golden Rock Pagoda hangs dangerously from the cliffs.

Must Do Adventure

  • Visit the beautiful archaeological town, Mrauk U, which had once been a fortress protected by thick walls. Explore the quaint stone temples at Mrauk U, and don’t forget to carry a raincoat during the trip. Take the boat ride in the beautiful Kaladan River to reach Mrauk U.

    Mrauk U
  • You will feel insane with astonishment at the sight of the Pagoda that is located on an enormous boulder, which seems to be about to topple over the edge of the cliff. The locals say that the boulder stays put by the magic of Lord Buddha’s hair. Climb the elaborate staircase studded with Buddhist shrines to reach the Golden Rock.

    Golden Rock or Kyaiktiyo Zedi
  • Embark on an exciting cruise across the longest River Ayeyarwady, the longest river of Myanmar, from Mandalay to Bagan on the Myanmar Tour. Check out the picturesque river villages, deep gorges, and dense jungles and watch out for dolphins during the cruise. Both cities offer plenty of opportunities for exploring the beautiful pagodas, temples, and statues of Buddha.

    Ayeyarwady River Cruise

Bucket List Experience

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Bagan

Learn the differences between stupas, temples, and pagodas at Bagan, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Myanmar. The gilded city of Bagan is home to more than 13000 Buddhist Temples of the 11th century. Admire the golden spires of the beautiful Ananda Temple, which is the Westminister Abbey of Myanmar, and visit Shwesandaw Pagoda too. Take a tour of the glimmering and graceful Shwezigon Pagoda and stop to admire the elegance of the Sulamani Temple, the Ruby of Bagan.

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Taung Kalat

Climb to the top of the extinct volcano plug to reach Taung Kalat, the beautiful Buddhist Monastery. Climb a flight of 777 steps to reach the summit of the volcano and stand at the doorstep of one of the most renowned monasteries of Myanmar. Watch out for the multitude of mischievous Macaque monkeys during the climb and relish the spectacular views of the city from Taung Kalat. Take in the picturesque view of the conical peak of Mount Popa too.

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Yangon

Begin the Yangon Tour with a trip to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda and take a walk around the magnificent Sule Pagoda. Let the charm of Chauk Htet Kyi Pagoda captivate your senses and soak in the tranquil ambiance of Swal Taw Pagoda. Admire the white marble carvings of Kyauk Taw Gyi Temple and take in the grandeur of Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Learn about Jewish history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue and relish a steaming bowl of Mohinga and Laphat Thote too. Shop for souvenirs at Bogyoke Market also.

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Inle Lake

Take a boating tour of the shimmering waters of the Inle Lake to visit the various historical, religious, cultural, and natural sites of Myanmar. Take in the picturesque views of the beautiful Buddhist temples and serene stilt-house villages during the boating tour and marvel at the floating gardens and markets. Take a walk on the charming floating gardens amid the lake and visit the beautiful Phaung Daw U Pagoda of red and gold terraces. Admire the unrivaled beauty of the Nga Hpe Kyuang Monastery and visit Indein Stupa Complex too.

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Ngapali

Visit the classy and chic resort town of Myanmar, which is Ngapali, the premier destination of white sand beaches and sapphire blue water of the majestic Bay of Bengal. Go birdwatching at Hget Pyaw Chaung Lake and take an idyllic boat trip along the beautiful Thandwe River. Visit the Zalun Monastery and take a tour of Nandaw and Sandaw Pagodas. Climb the enormous Amata Mountain and take a hot air balloon ride at Ngapali Beach. Walk around the Jade taw Fishing Village and enjoy snorkeling and swimming too.

shwedagon-pagoda | Bucket List Group Travel

Shwedagon Pagoda

Visit the most sacred site of Myanmar, the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, or the Greater Dragon Pagoda. The Pagoda proudly houses a strand of Lord Buddha’s hair, among other spiritual relics of great significance. Situated atop the Singuttara Hill, the Pagoda has withstood the ravages of 2500 years with elegance. Constructed between the 6th and the 10th century, the Pagoda is wrought 4531 glittering diamonds and covered with gold leaf. Visit the numerous stupas, statues, and temples within the grand Shwedagon Pagoda.

When to Visit

Peak Season

Go on the Myanmar Tour during the dry months of winter between October and March. The weather is usually hot, but the night time is cold and comfortable.

Travel Guide

Location

Myanmar is in south-east Asia, bordered by India and Bangladesh in the west, Thailand, and Laos in the east and China in the north.

Capital City

The capital of Myanmar is Naypyitaw.

Main Airport

Yangon International Airport in Cairo is the most crucial airport in Myanmar.

Language Spoken

Myanmar, Shan, and 109 more languages are the most widely spoken languages of Myanmar.

Currency

The currency of Myanmar is Burmese kyat.

Visas

Secure a visa from the Burmese Embassy for entering and staying in Myanmar for tourism or business.

Electricity

The standard values vary between 230 volts and 50 Hertz AC, and the sockets are adapted for types C, D, G, and F plugs.

Vaccinations

The WHO and CDC recommend vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever, cholera, Japanese encephalitis, meningitis, rabies, measles, polio, rubella, mumps, Tdap, influenza, pneumonia, shingles, and chickenpox before signing up for the Myanmar tour.

Emergency Calls

Dial toll-free numbers 191 for fire accidents, 199 for emergency police, and 192 for an ambulance during the Myanmar Tour.

FAQs about Myanmar

What is internet access like in Myanmar?

There is widespread internet service in Myanmar, but the connectivity is slow in rural areas.

Can I use my mobile phone in Myanmar?

It would be best if you local sim card to make phone calls on the Myanmar Tour.

How are the toilets like in Myanmar?

Most of the toilets in Myanmar are of the squatting type, but the hotels and cafes have western-style bathrooms too.

Can I drink tap water in Myanmar?

Do not drink tap water directly in Myanmar, as it is unsafe for drinking. Bottled and filtered water is available in Myanmar.

Are credit cards accepted widely in Myanmar?

Myanmar accepts major credit cards, but transactions are mainly conducted in cash.

What is the convenience of ATM access like in Myanmar?

There are more than 1000 ATM centers all over Myanmar.

What to wear in Myanmar?

Pack in your tops, jackets, t-shirts, raincoats, skirts, walking boots, dresses, and scarves for the Myanmar Tour. Try out the traditional Burmese costume too.

Is Myanmar safe for women to travel solo?

Myanmar is quite safe at all for women to travel solo. Adhere to the traditional dress code to avoid unnecessary problems.

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