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YANGON

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Yangon is rich in colonial buildings and the modern lifestyle of the people. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon covers 400 sq m. Yangon was founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755. The name Yangon means "End of Strife" which was anglicized as Rangoon by the British. The name of this city has changed along the history: first Dagon, then Yangon, and Okalapa Aung Myae Yan Hnin, then finally back to Yangon. In Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most popular and well-known pagoda and also one of the main tourist destinations in Myanmar.

BAGAN

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Bagan is one of the richest archaeological and historical sites in Asia. Bagan is a spectacular plain stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River, dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Bagan which is the main tourist destination in Myanmar, the former capital of the first Myanmar Empire covers an area of 42sq.km containing over 2000 well-preserved pagodas and temples of the 11th-13th century.

MOUNT POPA

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Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 meters (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central of Myanmar (Burma) about 50 km (32 miles) southeast of Bagan. It is a place for the peoples, who love Spiritual nats. The main mountain is known as the extinct volcano. But Taungklat is a small rocky mountain shoots up like a tree trunk of 2500 ft high. It likes an oasis year round while the Bagan plain is hot like desert. One of the summer resort in Myanmar.

MANDALAY

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Mandalay is the ancient capital of Myanmar during the Kone Baung Period. Mandalay is Myanmar's second largest city. Mandalay is surrounded by its ancient neighboring cities as Mingun, Sagaing, Innwa (Ava), and Amarapura which are highly interesting sightseeing destinations due to their historical and religious importance - in ancient times as well as at present. The clients can learn traditional handicrafts being made, such as marionettes, bronze casting, stone and wood carving in Mandalay. Mandalay is situated about 600 kilometers north of Yangon on the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is also the major trading and communications center in northern and central Myanmar and is linked by rail with other large Myanmar cities.

PYIN OO LWIN

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Pyin Oo Lwin is located on the western bank of the river Ayeyarwaddy, approximately 7 miles north of Mandalay. Over 1000 metres above sea-level, Pyin Oo Lwin is a popular hill station about 69km away from Mandalay. It is well known for its colonial style houses with large compound and pine trees, eucalyptus and silver-oak abound in town. Delightfully cool and pleasant the whole year round.

KYAING TONG

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Kyaing Tong which is situated in the eastern Shan State is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. There are many villages of various ethnic tribes around Kyaing Tong. The tribes known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha, and we can only differentiate the tribes by colourful dresses which is different to one another. Can observe their tribal dances and their way of living on these mountainous regions around Kyaing Tong.

INLE LAKE

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This vast picturesque lake, 900 metres above sea-level, is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. Inle Lake, natural and unpolluted, is famous for its scenic beauty and the unique leg-rowing of the Inthas, the native lake dwellers.

KALAW

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Kalaw stands high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 m it is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scene.

MYITKYINA

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Myitkyina is the capital and centrally located in the Kachin State. Visitors can tour the Myit Sone, the confluence of Maikha and Malikha Streams. Ayeyarwady, the most useful river in Myanmar has its source from this confluence and flows 1325 miles to the mouth of the river. The water over here is crystal clear. The panoramic view of the scenario at Myit Sone with the unspoiled beauty of nature is beyond the expression of words and will definitely be a fine attraction to tourists. Different tribes of national races live in harmony with their own cultures, customs, dialects, dances and lifestyles. At the edge of the town, by the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy, gold-painting and mining goes on relentlessly day and night. Abotu 25 miles to the north of the town, is some of Myanmar's most beautiful and important natural beauty spots, in the cradle of the Ayeyarwaddy, where Maykha and Malikha rivers meet, usually called the Myit-son.

PUTAO

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Situated in the north of Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin state, surrounded with snow peaked mountains and the weather is cold around the year. Flora and Fauna can be seen in the forest around Putao. There are also many different ethnic minority tribes in Kachin state. Putao is the starting point for Myanmar's most adventurous trekking adventures. Flowing streams and rivulets, straw-roofed houses and fences of pebbles and creek stones provide a pleasant, pastoral contrast to the scenes and sights of modern cities. The suspension bridges are the typical river crossing in this region.

MT. VICTORIA

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Mt. Victoria (elevation 10200 ft) is situated in the Chin Hills which forms a southward extension of the Himalayas into Southeast Asia. Locally called Khaw- Nu Thoung in Chin or Natmataung in Myanmar meaning Mother of the Spirits, in both languages, it is the highest peak in the Lower Half of Myanmar. Now upgraded into a national park (179 sq miles), inhabiting about 200 species of birds it is also very rich in biodiversity of flora and fauna. Can do a great trekking and some opportunities of over viewing the natural mountain scenery, bird watching and observing the traditional & cultural heritage of Chin Tribes & ways of living.

SITTWE

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This port city of the Rakhine State sits at the mouth of the Kaladan River where it empties into the Bay of Bangal. Off shore delta islands form a wide protected channel that has served as an important harbour for many centuries. The city started as a trading port around 200 years ago and further developed after the British occupation of 1826. International trade alone the coast bloomed during the British era. There is a distinctive Rakhine twist on standard Myanmar culture that includes the enjoyment of much spicy food and brighter-coloured clothing.

MRAUK OO

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Mrauk Oo is an ancient city in the Rakhine State, which is situated in the western part of the Union of Myanmar. Mrauk Oo is also a place where cultural heritages have flourished for many years. The Rakhine State is close to the Bay of Bengal and the coastal region is full of rocks and reefs and may be that is why so many stone-sculptures can be seen as ancient cultural crafts in the Rakhine region.

MAWLAMYINE

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Mawlamyine (formerly Moulmein) is the capital and largest city in Mon State, Myanmar. The city sits on the coast of Taninthayi. It is the third-largest city in Myanmar, with a population of 300,000. The population is estimated as 75% ethnic Mon, with minorities of Myanmar, Kayin, Indian and Chinese.

MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

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Mergui Archipelago, located in southernmost part of Myanmar (Burma), comprises over 800 beautiful islands. Due to its virtual isolation, the islands and surrounding seas are alive with an amazing diversity of flora & fauna and very beautiful underwater scenes and marine life.

The only human inhabitants in the area are sea gypsies, namely Salon in Myanmar. They live on boats during dry season and remain on land during rainy season. They still practice the same fishing and boat building techniques used for generation.

BEACHES

Myanmar is graced with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches along its 1, 385 mile (2,229km) coastline from Nat River to Kawthaung.

The best is Ngapali Beach, about one hour by air from Yangon. Other popular beaches are at Chaungtha, Ngwe Saung, Maungmagan, Letkhokone, Settse and Kanthayar.

Ngapali Beach

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With its long, white-sand beach and crystal clear water, Ngapali Beach has long been a favorite seaside destination for domestic and foreign tourists.

The origin of its name is unclear, but some believe it was named by a visiting group of Italians who hailed from Naples, pronounced Napali in Italian.

Apart from swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling, visitors can also rent bicycles to explore the surrounding area. The beach is about four miles (6.4 km) from the Rakhine State town of Thnadwe (Sandoway). The best time to visit the beach is from mid-October to May, when a number of airlines offer flights from Yangon. It is also accessible by road.

Ngwe Saung Beach

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About one hour drive from Pathein, Ngwe Saung Beach has emerged as one of the most popular seaside resorts for domestic travelers. Like nearby Chaungtha Beach it can be reached by road from Yangon in about six hours. The best way to reach Chaungtha and Ngwe Saung beaches is by car. It is also possible to travel from Yangon to Pathein by plane double-decker river boat, and take a car fro the rest of the journey.

Ngwe Saung Beach Resort, opened in the year 2,000 is one of the loveliest and most pleasant beach resorts in Myanmar. Located in the Ayeyarwaddy Division, some 48 kilometers from the of Pathein, Ngwe Saung, with a beach frontage on the Bay of Bengal with its clear blue waters its white crested waves, sandy beaches and unspoiled and pollution-free natural surroundings, is indeed one of the best places to select for a holiday interlude of rest and relaxation. The beach stretches for 15 kilometers.

Ngwe Saung’s natural attractions are its blue waters, its extensive beaches, its silvery sands, its scenic and occasionally rocky shoreline, all set against a backdrop of tropical rain forests and the towering Rakhine mountain range.

These bungalows provide quality service to foreign tourists and domestic visitors and provide a quiet haven of peace and relaxation. For those wishing to engage in fun and games on the beach, or in the ocean, life-buoys and speedboats are provided, as well as facilities for speedboat trips, bicycling along the shore and horseback riding.

Ngwe Saung extends its warmest welcome to all visitors who wish to relax amidst the waving palms and balmy breezes of a truly memorable ocean resort.

Chaungtha Beach

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Chaungtha Beach has clear water and soft, clean white sand and is fringed by palm trees. About 32 miles (51km) west of the Ayeyawady Division capital Pathein, it is about six hours’ drive from Yangon. Due to its proximity to Yangon, it is popular with domestic tourists. Tourists can visit a fishing community on a nearby island where villagers sun-dry their catches of fish and shrimp for their own consumption or for sale. Speed-boats are available to visit the small islands in the area. Shops in the nearby village sell souvenirs made front shells and there are food stalls and restaurants offering fresh-caught seafood and local cuisine.

Chaungtha Beach is located 40 km to the west of Pathein in Ayeyarwaddy Division. It is about 5hrs drive from Yangon to Chaungtha Beach. It is an attractive wide beach with a muddy delta look. Not only coconut palms but also casuarinas trees can be found at the back of the beach. Two small islands can be seen offshore. The crab dishes of Chaungtha Beach are also delicious and well-known. Fresh coconut juice will make relax here. 

There are bungalow type hotels along the beach will modern facilities. Myanmar, owing to its natural environmental diversity is rich in many sites that feature untouched coastal areas, calm and peaceful ocean waters and wide stretches of unpolluted sandy beaches.

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