A country that is still not overflooded with tourists but has so much to offer. In return the infrastructure is maybe not the best but the people are the friendliest in the world and always happy to help. Here is a list of my top things to do and see!
A must visit when in Myanmar! The city of thousand temples. Make sure to wake up early and catch the sunrise over the temples with airballoons all around! I recommend renting a scooter so you can drive around all the temple as you like and visit the ones you really want to see.
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Also a must visit when in Myanmar! The small town around Inle lake is amazing. Everywhere you go you see monks walking around in their dark red or orange ropes. I recommend taking a boat trip on Inle lake. We booked a trip through our hotel and it was great, you go to various places like the floating tomato farms, the five day market, meet the women from the Padaung tribe (long neck ladies), a silk factory, family that makes cigars for a living and so much more. If you are lucky you'll see the fishermen fishing by standing on one leg and holding the net with the other one - amazing stuff!
Nice place to stop for a couple of days before flying out or when flying in to Myanmar. The oldest tree bridge in the world is there - really amazing to see!
Probably the place you fly to or from when travelling to Myanmar. Shwedagon Pagoda is a must see if you are there. Enough to stop for a couple of days and then move on.
Small, nice beach town. I was there in late May (not high season) and almost everything was closed. But I recommend visiting if you are in Myanamar during high season. If you like seafood then this place is filled with restaurants that specialise in seafood 🐠
I traveled using buses all the time we were in Myanmar. The buses were very different in quality, some were really good and some really bad (then I mean loose seats, wooden floors, seats to high so you can't reach the floor and driving with the door open for all 12 hours bad). Don't always expect the bus to have air condition even if the travel agent that is selling you the tickets says it definitely has it. Note that the buses often arrive at the location in the middle of the night (I have no idea why) but we once needed to hop over a fence to get to our hotel and many times needed to put on our puppy face and ask to have an early check-in when arriving at 3am at the hotel/hostel when the check-in started at noon the next day.
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