Myanmar; Be Enchanted
yanmar isn’t a Southeast Asian country that is often on travelers “must see” lists, or planned for their great backpacking adventure. Which is a shame, because Myanmar is one of the most culturally preserved and exciting destinations in Asia.
Nestled on the edge of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a beautiful, vast country full of rich tradition, delicious food and gorgeous natural sights. Visitors from all walks of life can find reasons to visit and fall in love with this wondrous ancient land. Here are some reasons why we think Myanmar can be a great place to visit!
Like many of Myanmar’s delicious neighbors, the cuisine in this country is a fusion of flavors, ingredients, and dishes that have come together to make this country one of the most coveted among foodies. Those who crave a unique main course may opt for nangyi thoke, while those with a palate craving something different may instead try Myanmar’s famous tea leaf salad, that is chock full of nuts, tea leaves, and shrimp sauce, making for one of the world’s most interesting salads.
Yangon, though renowned for its delicious street food and cool city vibe, has visitors traveling from around the world to lay eyes on some of the country’s most stunning pagodas. The two most famous of them all are the Sule Pagoda and the Shwedagon Pagoda. The Sule Pagoda, found in the city center, is estimated to be about 2,000 years old. It is certainly a stunning structure, with its golden leaves and shining mirrors reflecting the sunlight during the day and lit up after dark. The Shwedagon Pagoda is stunning as well, if not even more so than its competing religious structure. Expected to be over 2,500 years old, it is considered one of the holiest relics in the entire country.
Visitors can spend a few hours meandering its holy grounds, taking photographs, and waiting for the sun to set to get some of the most amazing views of this Buddhist pagoda.
Though cycling around the thousands of temples and pagodas of Bagan is certainly a memorable experience, one of the most awe-worthy (yet expensive) ways to view the temples is by hot air balloon. Catch a glimpse of the Bagan Archaeological Zone from one too many meters high in the air in one of these balloons, which apparently began in 1999.
The country of Myanmar may not necessarily be known for its stunning, white sand beaches, however, it surely has its fair share of stretches of sand that are worth a visit. Some of the top beaches visitors must try to go to during their time spent in Myanmar include Ngapali Beach, Ngwe Saung Beach, and Chaung Tha Beach.
Unlike some of Myanmar’s scalding neighbors, the weather in particular areas of the country remains cool, almost too chilly for those who started their journey in countries like Thailand or Cambodia. The best time to visit is from October to March. The country sees little rainfall, is less hot, and in some areas, evenings can even get a bit chilly.
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