Yangon or Bagan cities are popular stop stations in most of tours in Myanmar. However, that is not all of Myanmar, there are still a lot of another ideal destinations to discover in this large country. If Myanmar is a strange site, you don’t know the places to visit, here are some recommendations of tourist cities for you.
Yangon (also known as Rangoon) is no longer the capital of Myanmar, but it is the largest city of the country. It has experienced a huge increase in tourism recently. Surrounded by tropical forests, lakes, that may be a reason of its other name ” the Garden city of the East-Yangon”.
Unlike the ancient Bagan city, Yangon is more bustling and busier from agriculture, industry to commerce, tourism, etc. Shwedagon, Sule, Botahtaung pagodas which are located in the heart of downtown Yangon, are considered as an important space religion in contemporary Burmese. Yangon is also one of the most popular tourist cities in Myanmar.
Bagan is an ancient city and well-known as a temple town. This region has a valuable culture and history. Thus, Bagan city is an ideal site to visit and explore values of ancient culture of Myanmar. Thousands of temples and pagodas are nationwide. Bagan is one of tourist cities that you should not miss, especially visiting Shwezigon, Shwesandaw pagodas; Shwegugyi, Ananda temples.
Putao is situated in the Kachin state, in the far north of Myanmar. The city is surrounded by mountains where tourists can get there only by plane. For the truly adventurous, there are some serious trekking, mountaineering, white water rafting and even adventure skiing opportunities. This is one of tourist cities that you should visit once at least in Myanmar.
One thing to pay attention that it costs highly when getting to Putao, staying there and going on guided tours. Besides, you will also need much of time to make journeys in northern Kachin State as infrastructure is extremely limited.
The city remains valuable relics of history such as Shwethalyaung Buddha, Shwemawdaw – highest pagoda of Myanmar, Kanbawzathadi Palace, etc. There are also a lot of stunning palaces, pagodas and temples which are decorated precisely.
Mandalay is the second largest city of Myanmar, 600km to the north of Yangon along the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Owned unique monuments such as Shwenandaw wooden monastery, Royal Palace and other religious constructions, Mandalay is one of tourists cities which makes you excited and attracted to explore Buddhist culture. Beside of pagodas and palaces, tourists can also climb on Mandalay hill to admire whole poetic view of sunrise and sunset of city.