Myanmar Tour, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
Myanmar, formerly Burma, is now more politically relaxed. The charms of both the country and the people are enormous. Myanmar is one destination where the local inhabitants make a difference. Not only are they friendly and charming but also considerate and engaging. Just observe the smiles. The country itself is immersed in the Buddhist religion which permeates everyday life, to be experienced on a Myanmar tour.
The largest city, Yangon can be either viewed as a decaying city or can be a glimpse into a bygone era when colonial rule influenced everything. Everywhere, you will see wandering monks dressed in burgundy robes. The most outstanding landmark is the Shwedagon Pagoda. A pagoda is not an apt description; it is more a small city containing many pavillions and shrines, most decked in gold leaf. It sits on top of a hill and its jungle of spires can be seen everywhere.
Another famous site is the Sule Pagoda located in the busiest part of Yangon. Once totally forbidden to even catch a glimpse of but now available to view from outside is the home of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Myanmar’s second largest city and former capital, Mandalay contains half of the country’s monks. The city is dominated by Mandalay Hill. One is rewarded by a visit on a Myanmar vacation not only by the view but also by all the interesting pagodas and temples. The Royal Palace is worth a visit with its ancient city wall.
Bagan has to be seen to be believed with the world’s largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas and temples some dating back to the 11th Century. Everywhere you look is a spire-fringed skyline.
Inle Lake offers the opportunity to view country life. Take a boat ride on the lake and observe fishing villages and local lifestyles. There are also a large number of rare species of water birds here.
For beach lovers on a Myanmar tour, consider a side trip to the unspoiled resort of Ngapali.
If you want to experience the colonial city of Yangon, the temples of Bagan and Mandalay and the beauty of Inle Lake, one of Goway's Myanmar tours is a great place to get started.
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Myanmar Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a Myanmar vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Myanmar, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Myanmar's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Myanmar for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Myanmar tours today!
Extend Your Trip
After your Myanmar tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.
Classic Irrawaddy River Cruise: Mandalay to Bagan
FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Enjoy a cruise aboard a traditionally styled ship and visit sites around Mandalay before heading south to Bagan, home to more than 3000 Buddhist temples. This cruise gives a wonderful glimpse into both well known and lesser known placesMore Details
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