Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) was named the Golden Land in reference to its rich history and many natural resources. A country that has experienced a few decades of greatness and decadence of empires and military dictatorships, is now a coveted tourist destination. In recent years, Myanmar has opened up to tourism and has a special place in the enlightened souls of those who venture there. Here are some activities to do absolutely if you visit this vibrant place.
Travel to Myanmar - What to do?
Travel to Myanmar - What to visit?
The valley with 2000 temples is a must-see on a trip to Burma. This site is home to temples, the oldest of which date back to the 9th century AD.
This city is full of places to visit. Don’t miss the Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill, and the U Bein Bridge, the largest teak bridge in the world.
- Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon
Overlooking the city, this Buddhist place houses relics of several Buddhas, and is entirely covered in gold.
- Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock
Legend has it that this golden rock is balanced by a single Buddha’s hair. Sacred place, some places of the site are inaccessible for women.
- The lost city of Mrauk U
This archaeological site is accessible only by the river. Former capital of the Arakan empire, this city is now incredible to visit, especially in the early morning.
Voyage à Myanmar - Activités
- Myeik Archipelago and Ngapali Beach
For reef lovers, come dive into the Myeik Archipelago, or enjoy seafood on the white sandy beach of Ngapali
- Inle Lake
Participants of this exploration on this ecologically rich lake can discover goldsmiths, silk weavers and pagodas. The fishermen bring back on their piroge with a leg wrapped on the oar.
Come and discover the landscapes of this region. You can take a cruise from Mawlamyine to Hpa'an, or visit the caves of Sadan.
- Trek to Hsipaw
To cut you a little bit of the city, this two-day trek is the ideal. You can also discover small local villages and have lunch at home.
Travel to Myanmar - Where to eat?
A small overview of typical dishes to discover in Myanmar
- Burmese buffet
Ideal when you have lunch in the street, the Burmese buffet consists of full of small dishes based on meat, fish, vegetables and curries. Ideal to share and taste everything!
One of the usual dishes of Burma, which is prepared mainly with mutton or chicken simmered and decorated with all sauces
- Monhinga soup
It’s the country’s traditional soup. Usually eaten at breakfast, it contains rice noodles and a fish curry, accompanied by spices.
- Shan Noodles
This dish is native to the state of Shan. The chicken or proc is cooked in a tomato curry and placed on rice noodles.
- Sanwin makin
Essential pastry, it is made from coconut cream and cardamom
Travel to Myanmar - Where to stay?
The Hotel Nova
Right in the centre, this hotel has a rooftop overlooking the entire city
Address: No.76, West Aung Nan Ward, 32nd Street, Bet 85th x 86th Street Chan Aye Tharzan Township
Hotel Temple View Bagan
Terrace overlooking the temples of Bagan
Address: No-9, Myat Lay Street, Thamudarit Qtr, Kyan Sitt Thar Block, New Bagan
Hotel G Yangon
Well placed, with a modern decoration. The restaurant is delicious.
Address: No. 5 Alan Pya Pagoda Street, Yangon downtown, 11182 Yangon