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Facts about Myanmar

  1. Aung Sang Siu Kee is the popular opposition leader in Myanmar, she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
  2. Burmese rubies are the best rubies in the world.
  3. Myanmar is famous for Pagodas and Temples found throughout the country, were built during the 12th and 13th centuries.
  4. The country's name was changed from Burma to Myanmar in 1989.
  5. The British ruled Burma as part of the British Empire from 1919 until 1937.
  6. Burmese Days is a novel by British writer George Orwell, he lived in Burma from 1922 to 1927.
  7. Bagan is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, stupas ruins and pagodas in the world.
  8. Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia.
  9. Laykyun Setkyar is a giant 116m high Buddha in the village of Taung Khatakan one of the top three tallest statues in the world, that stands on a 13.5m high pedestal.

Famous Bridges in Myanmar

  1. Goteik Viaduct between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, a highest railway bridge in Myanmar with breathtaking views.
  2. U Bein Bridge was built around 1850 near Mandalay, become one of the region's most popular tourist attractions.
  3. Pakokku Bridge is the longest of the bridges over the Irrawaddy and in Myanmar.
  4. Irrawaddy a road bridge crosses the Irrawaddy River, to Amarapura and to the southwest of Mandalay.
  5. Maha Bandula Bridge, built in 2001 and it is a major bridge in Yangon.

Popa Taung Kalat, Myanmar in 4K

National Parks in Myanmar

  1. Khakaborazi National Park in Kachin State.
  2. Lampi Island Marine National Park in the Mergui Archipelago.
  3. Mount Victoria National Park in Chin State.
  4. Tanintharyi National Park in the Tanintharyi Region.
  5. Hlawga National Park in northern Yangon Region.
  6. Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park in Sagaing Region, Upper Myanmar.
  7. Popa Mountain National Park in Mandalay Region.
  8. Lenya National Park in Tanintharyi Region, 176,638 hectares.
  9. Loimwe National Park in Eastern Shan State.

Beaches in Myanmar

  1. Ngapali Beach, Rakhine State
  2. Ngwe Saung Beach, Ayeyarwady Region (Silver Beach)
  3. Chaung Tha Beach, Ayeyarwady Division
  4. Kanthaya Beach, Rakhine State
  5. Beaches in Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago

Golden Rock, Myanmar in 4K

Festivals in Myanmar

  1. Thadingyut Festival, the Lighting Festival of Myanmar
  2. The Taunggyi Fire Balloon Festival
  3. Ahka New Year Festival, ethnic culture in the mountains
  4. Mahamuni Pagoda Festival in Mandalay)
  5. Ananda Temple Festival in Bagan
  6. Shwezigon Pagoda Festival
  7. Kakku Pagoda Festival in Shan State
  8. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in Inle Lake
  9. Manuha Pagoda Festival
  10. Thingyan Water Festival
  11. Pindaya Cave Festival
  12. Kason Fullmon Day (Watering of the Sacred Bo Three Festival)
  13. Popa Ceremony (Nat Festival), Mt Popa
  14. Shwedagon Pagoda Festival in Yangon
  15. Taung-Byone Ceremony (Nat Festival) in Taungbyone

Mountains in Myanmar

  1. Hkakabo Razi 5,881 m
  2. Mount Popa 1,518 m
  3. Nat Ma Taung 3,053 m
  4. Mulayit Taung 2,005 m
  5. Mount Saramati 3,826 m
  6. Saka Haphong 1,063 m
  7. Phawngpui 2,157 m
  8. Loi Pangnao 2,563 m
  9. Loi Leng 2,673 m
  10. Nattaung 2,623 m
  11. Myinmoletkat Taung 2,072 m
  12. Bumhpa Bum 3,411 m

Temples of Ancient Bagan, Myanmar in 4K

Waterfalls in Myanmar

  1. Pin Tauk Waterfall in Kengtung
  2. Kyone Htaw Waterfall in Kayin State
  3. Yay Pyan Taung Waterfall in Pyin Oo Lwin
  4. Cascada Nam Hu Nwe, Hsipaw Waterfall
  5. Dee Doke Waterfall in Pyin U Lwin, Mandalay
  6. Anisakan Falls in Pyin Oo Lwin
  7. Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfall in Pyin U Lwin, Mandalay Division
  8. Pwe Kauk Waterfalls (Hampshire Falls) in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Division
  9. Nam Tok Waterfall in Hsipaw, Shan State

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Myanmar

  1. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar: Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay
  2. Northern Mountain Forest Complex
  3. Mon cities: Bago, Hanthawaddy
  4. Ayeyawady River Corridor
  5. Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments
  6. Natma Taung National Park
  7. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period: Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay)
  8. Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Badah-lin and associated caves
  10. Taninthayi Forest Corridor
  11. Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  12. Inle Lake
  13. Myauk-U Archaeological Area and Monuments
  14. Myeik Archipelago

Mandalay, Myanmar in 4K

Popular Destinations to Visit in Myanmar

  1. Yangon (Rangoon) the old capital.
  2. The Temples of Bagan (Pagan).
  3. Mount Popa and Popa Taungkalat Monastery.
  4. Inle Lake, a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggy.
  5. Ngapali Beach in Rakhine State.
  6. Mandalay the former royal capital in Northern Myanmar on the Irrawaddy River.
  7. Bago in the Yangon Region.
  8. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) in Mon State.
  9. Pindaya Caves in Shan State.
  10. Mrauk U an archaeologically important town.
  11. Myeik Archipelago (Mergui) in the south coast of Myanmar.
  12. Ngwe Saung Beach 48 km west of Pathein, Ayeyarwady Region.

Burmese Buddha Statues
and Burmese Art History

  1. Mandalay Period Buddha Statues
  2. Toungoo Period & Buddha Statues
  3. Amarapura Period Buddha Statues
  4. Ava - Shan Tai Yai Buddha Statues
  5. Pyu period Buddha Statues
  6. Bagan Pagan Period Buddha Statues
  7. Mon Buddha Statues
  8. Rakhine Buddha Statues

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar in 4K

Foods to try in Myanmar

  1. Mohinga Soup
  2. Tea leaf salad
  3. Rice and Burmese Curry
  4. Burmese Biryani
  5. Shan style tofu noodles
  6. Deep-fried stuff
  7. Nangyi thoke
  8. Shan Noodles
  9. Naan Flat bread with Pe Byouk
  10. Shan-style rice

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InformationMyanmar (formerly Burma)
Capital:Naypyidaw
Largest city:Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon)
Currency:Kyat (MMK)
Time Zone:(UTC+06:30)
Calling Code:+95
Internet TLD:.mm
Languages:The official language is Burmese
Highest Point:Hkakabo Razi 5,881 metres
Ethnic Groups:Burman 68%, Shan, Karen, Rakhine, Chinese, Indian, Mon and more
Religions:Buddhist 87.9%, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Animist and other
Border with:Thailand, China, Laos, India and Bangladesh
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Yangon, Rangoon the former capital of Burma

Yangon, Rangoon the former capital of Burma


Yangon, Rangoon the former capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Yangon, Rangoon the former capital of Myanmar

Myanmar’s golden former capital city. Yangon is a city that has barely changed for more than half a century … Yangon (Rangoon)

Inle Lake and the floating gardens in Myanmar

Inle Lake and the floating gardens in Myanmar


Inle Lake and the floating gardens in Myanmar (Burma)

Inle Lake and the floating gardens

Inle Lake is best known for its unique leg rowers, stunning floating gardens and villages built on stilts over the lake … Inle Lake

Ancient Bagan (Pagan) land of 2000 pagodas

Ananda Temple, Ancient Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)


Ancient Bagan (Pagan) land of 2000 pagodas in Myanmar (Burma)

Ancient Bagan (Pagan) land of 2000 pagodas

Founded in 849 on the dusty banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, Bagan sprawls across central Myanmar … Ancient Bagan

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden rock) in Mon State

Golden Rock - Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)


Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar Burma

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden rock) in Mon State

Located southeast of Yangon, Kyaiktiyo or ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda is one of the most famous and treasured landmarks of Myanmar … Golden rock

Bago (Pegu) in Myanmar (Burma)

Bago (Pegu), Ancient Mon Capital

Only two hours drive from Yangon, Bago is a former ancient capital. Sightseeing here includes inspiring temples … Bago

Mandalay the last royal capital of Burma (Myanmar)

Mandalay the last royal capital of Burma

Second largest city of the country and the former royal capital of Myanmar. A city of many sights presenting … Mandalay

Myanmar (Burma) Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

Myanmar (Burma) Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

18 hole Golf Courses and Clubhouse, Golf facilities, Golf Course Design, photo galleries … Myanmar (Burma) Golf Courses

Mount Popa in Myanmar Burma

Mount Popa, offers panoramic views of the surrounding area

Often known as Myanmar’s Mt Olympus, Mt Popa is just a short trip from Bagan. Mt Popa, meaning ‘flower’ in Sanskrit … Mount Popa

Kalaw attractions

Kalaw a hill town in the Shan State of Myanmar

Kalaw a famous hill station of Burma stands high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau a peaceful place with many hill tribe villages …

Ngapali Beach

Ngapali Beach, Myanmar's premier beach destination

Myanmar’s coastline is a dream come true for worshipers of sun, sea and sand. Kilometers of white un-spoilt white … Ngapali Beach

Monywa attractions

Monywa and the the Giant Standing Buddha Statue

The city located in Sagaing Region located Northwest of Mandala, it is famous for the Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung is a famous Buddhist region and monastery …

Heho attractions

Heho a beautiful small town in Kalaw Township

A beautiful small town, a gateway to tourist places such as Inle Lake. The village grew into a town in the 1920s when the single-line railway line …

Mrauk U attractions

Mrauk U an archaeologically important town

With hundreds of impressive temples and pagodas it is Myanmar's second-most-famous archaeological site and the capital of Mrauk-U Township …

Pyin O Lwin attractions

Pyin O Lwin, the colonial hill station

Was formerly known as May Myo, rich with history and Botanical Gardens located in the Shan Highland, some 65 kilometers east of Mandalay …

Pindaya attractions

Pindaya an important Buddhist site

A town in the Shan State of Burma with limestone caves housing more than 5000 Buddha images, one of the most beautiful destinations in Myanmar …

Mergui Archipelago attractions

Mergui Archipelago

This untouched archipelago in Southern Myanmar, lies in the Andaman Sea off the western shore of the Malay Peninsula, consists of more than 800 islands …

Golden Triangle (Kyaing Tong) attractions

Golden Triangle (Kyaing Tong)

Near the border of China, this area surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains, beautiful valley and with many colorful ethnic tribes …

Hpa An attractions

Hpa An a Picturesque Town

A picturesque town the capital of Kayin State on the Thanlwin River with breathtaking landscapes, limestone caves and waterway transportation …

Putao, Eastern Himalayas attractions

Putao, Eastern Himalayas, Trekking Tours Destination

A charming town located in the far north of Myanmar it is the gateway to Himalayan trekking, the principal town in Putao Township …

Mawlamyine attractions

Mawlamyine and the Win Sein Taw Ya Reclining Buddha

Also known as Moulmein located 300 km southeast of Yangon it is the fourth biggest city in Myanmar, famous for the world's largest reclining Buddha …

Ngwe Saung Beach attractions

Ngwe Saung Beach

A popular among tourists, is most pleasant beach in Burma, with several beach resorts and local villages …

Inwa or Ava attractions

Inwa or Ava, mouth of the Lake

Located about 15 km south of Mandalay a popular tourist day-trip destination, formerly known as Ava, was the capital of Burma for nearly 360 years …

Mingun attractions

Mingun

Mingun is famous for his incomplete monument stupa, known as Mingun Pahtodawgyi located on the western bank of the river Ayeyarwady River …

Things to do in Myanmar (Burma)

Riding the Highest Railway Bridge in Myanmar

Riding the Highest Railway Bridge in Myanmar

The train ride from Mandalay to Hsipaw, passing the famous Gokteik Viaduct bridge was constructed in 1899 with 15 towers of 37 metres and 689 metres in length …

Bagan Balloon Ride

Bagan Balloon Ride, Balloons over Bagan

Riding a hot air balloon is a unique experience to flying over Bagan area, a panoramic view of the 3000 pagodas, most visually spectacular spots in the country …

Meeting the sun at U Bein bridge, world's longest teak footbridge

Meeting the sun at U Bein bridge, world's longest teak footbridge

Burma most photographed sights, built at 1851 become one of Myanmar's iconic landmarks, a tourist attraction for sunset, a teak structure 1,200 meters …

The Fire Balloons of Tazaungdaing Festival

The Fire Balloons of Tazaungdaing Festival

Also known as the Festival of Lights one of the most beautiful festivals, is celebrated as a national holiday in Myanmar, high hot-air balloons with fireworks …

World's largest book

Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda see the World's Largest Book

At the foot of Mandalay Hill, at Kuthodaw Pagoda (or Maha Lawka Marazein Paya) stands upright the world's largest book, has 730 leaves and 1460 pages …

World's largest reclining Buddha, Giant Buddha

Visit the World's largest reclining Buddha, Giant Buddha

With 30 meters high and 180 meters in length Win Sein Taw Ya is the largest reclining Buddha in the world, situated 24km south of Mawlamyine near Mudon …

Stay overnight in the monastery on Mt Zwegabin

Stay overnight in the monastery on Mt Zwegabin

Stay overnight in the monastery on top of Mount Zwegabin (725m) in Hpa An Town, view the sunset is an amazing experience, it will take you 2 hour to hike …

An Untouched Paradise: 800 beautiful islands Mergui Archipelago

An Untouched Paradise: 800 beautiful islands Mergui Archipelago

It will become a major tourist destinations of the country, with white sand beaches, diving and snorkeling, one of the worlds most untouched Archipelago's …

Walking & Trekking in Burma

Walking & Trekking in Burma

A network of walking trails that you have access to local tribal groups, beautiful mountain hikes, a taste of real Burmese village life, stay in a monastery …

Thanaka: The Secret to Burmese beauty

Thanaka: The Secret to Burmese beauty

Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste, the cream has been used by Burmese women for thousand years, a traditional face mask made with Thanaka wood …

The second tallest Standing Buddha statue in the world

Visit the second tallest Standing Buddha statue in the world

Located in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region it is the second tallest Buddha Image in the world at 116 meters, after Spring Temple Buddha in China at 153 meter …

Explore the country by motorbike

Explore Burma by motorbike

You cannot hire a car in Myanmar but you can rent a motorbike, to explore the places and see the sights of the country, jungles, mountains, pagodas …

Kyaingtong’s hill tribes & hill stations

Myanmar Colourful, Kyaingtong’s Hill Tribes & Hill Stations

Kyaing Tong located in eastern Shan State a place with many ethnic-minority villages, Ahn, Akha and Lahu ethnic minorities, workshop where the Shan lacquer wares …

Cruise Myanmar's Exotic Rivers

Cruise Myanmar's Exotic Rivers

Experience the magnificent landscapes, discovery the various rivers of Myanmar, with luxury riverboats, one of the most interesting experience for the leisure travel …

Trekking for tea in Myanmar's hill country

Trekking for tea in Myanmar's hill country

A walk through lush valleys, forested hills and tea plantations, Myanmar is famous for the tea they grow and cure to sell, tea is revered as a divine gift …

Getting around Myanmar (Burma) by train

Getting around Myanmar (Burma) by train

One of the most ways to explore Myanmar is travelling by train, train travel is cheap as all the Southeast Asia countries, afford beautiful scenes and natural views …

Myanmar Traditional Manufacturing, Shan Paper & Umbrella Workshop

Burma Traditional Manufacturing, Shan Paper & Umbrella Workshop

Colourful Myanmar traditional umbrellas are still used today, people of Myanmar are quite skilled at making unique objects, Pindaya is well known for the making of paper from mulberry bark …

Tea Time in Myanmar

Tea Time in Myanmar

Tea is a major part of Myanmar's culture, the country is a tea producing region, tea shops and tea houses are important and integral part of life in Burma …

Explore Burmese Buddhist Temples, The Land of Stupas and Monasteries

Explore Burmese Buddhist Temples, The Land of Stupas

You can find in Burma some of the most beautiful Buddhist temples and pagodas in the world, a sacred land of Buddhist, home to the largest Buddhist shrines …


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