Myanmar aka Burma is bordered by Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Bangladesh, China, Laos, Thailand, and India. The country’s artistic and ecological assortments grab the attention of tourists. For the travelers with a spiritual bend of mind, especially for the followers of Buddhism, Myanmar is the perfect place to visit owing to the presence of several attractive holy temples. Shwedagon Paya, Mahamuni Paya, Kyaiktiyo, Shwesandaw Paya and Mingun Paya, Popa Taung Kalat Temple, and Shwezigon Paya are the chief religious destinations of Myanmar.
When it comes to historical and natural landmarks in Myanmar, the famous spots are Mandalay Hill, Shittaung Paya, Shwe Oo Min Natural Cave Pagoda, and Kothaung Paya. In addition, National Kandawgyi Gardens, founded in 1915 are decorated with nearly 480 plus varieties of flowers and shrubs. The garden also includes swimming pool, and a butterfly museum.
Myanmar handicrafts benefit both the local residents and the tourists due to the availability of grand shopping areas. Very known and popular showrooms to purchase art & craft items are Elephant house, L’amitie Art Gallery, R.D.S Shop, Shwe Sar Umbrella Workshop, and FXB Product Outlet.
Water lovers can visit the nearby beaches and small rivers which are Ngapali Beach, Chaung Tha Beach, Ngwe Saung Beach, Setse Beach, and Bilu Kyun. Boating plays a major role among the tourist as the boat trips are carried out in all the seasons. The top most prominent destinations to have safe boating facilities is Twante, Inle Lake, Ngwe Saung Beach, Pathein, and Hpa-an.
Apart from the traditional tourist places, there are many casual activities to utilize your free time at Myanmar like Mahasi Meditation Centre, Cooking schools and boating and cruises. Manao Festival, Lisu New Year, Thaipusam, Irinaku Festival, Mahamuni Paya Pwe, and Vesakha are must-visit times for the travelers who love to explore the culture of Myanmar.