Yangon, the capital city, is the main gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and idyllic lakes, Yangon has earned the name of "The Garden City of the East". If you do not believe it, please just take a sattellite view of green Yangon on internet using a tool like Google Earth.
It is second largest city and the last Royal Capital of Myanmar. Many historical buildings and interesting sights, temples and pagodas, with excursions to nearby attractions avail. This is also a center for silk and cotton weaving. Mandalay is a cultural and religious center of Buddhism, having many monasteries, famous temples and more than 700 pagodas of great beauty.
The town of Bagan (formerly spelled as "Pagan"), central Myanmar (Burma), situated on the left bank of the Irrawaddy River and approximately 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Mandalay. The site of an old capital city of Myanmar, Pagan is a pilgrimage centre and contains ancient Buddhist shrines that have been restored and redecorated and are in current use.
A completely different dimension to the Myanmar travel experience. Here the emphasis is on lovely lake scenery, hazy distant mountains and interesting local society. The vast lake, natural and unpolluted, is studded with floating islands and is renowned for its scenic beauty, unique leg-rowers and colorful local markets. This vast picturesque lake, 900 metres above sea-level, is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar.
The Rakhing king Minzawmon founded Mrauk-U in1433. A Deutsch man who visited Mrauk-U in the 16th century described it as one of the richest cities in Asia, and compared with Amsterdam and London in size and prosperity. The unique characteristics of the topography of Mrauk U are the tiers of hills and mountains running around it.
Mother Nature is a generous parent. She has been particularly gracious to Myanmar, endowing her many a fine things and making her quite like no other place on earth. It's not just our landscapes, which take in soaring peaks of mountain ranges, timeless rivers, serene lakes on plateaus, mangrove and rain forests. It is not just diverse flora and fauna resulting from varied climatic and topographic conditions. It's not just our glorious past, which dates back hundreds of thousands of years. It's not just our 100 plus races and a vibrant blend of cultures and traditions.
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