1/Contemplate the charming of Yangon
Yangon, the commercial capital, is the main gateway to Myanmar/Burma. Friendly street vendors, traditionally dressed local people, attracting old Chevrolet buses and trishaws make a feel like a museum of Yangon downtown life. And Shwedagon, the heart of Yangon, is the most profoundly honoured pagoda in this country. Towering to a height of 326 feet (100 meters) above the city, Shwedagon Pagoda is the famous landmark noticeable from miles around. It is one of the wonders of the world and the most revered pagoda in Southeast Asia, a place every visitor come here must see. Besides, eating, shopping or walking in Chinatown Yangon are smart choices if you want to find out Yangon deeply!
2/Hike up the pilgrimage path to the Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda)
Golden Rock, in Myanmar language known as KyiteHteeYoe Pagoda is one of the breath-taking and also a sacred place for Myanmar people. It is located in Mon State and perched on the highest mountain of Paunglaung mountain range. To travel to KyiteHteeYoe pagoda, it will take a 4-hour drive from Yangon, where it will proceed in an open truck uphill to hermit hill. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar/Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda. A glimpse of the "gravity defying" Golden Rock is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism.
3/Fly above Bagan in hot air balloon
Bagan is the place where the heart of the country ancient architecture lies. It is located in the upper part of Myanmar/Burma. More than 2,000 temples and stupas are located in the area and can be found. Pagodas can be found mostly covered in reddish color and religious monuments which were built more than 1,500 years ago. And the most memorable experience for visitors coming to here is enjoying the sunrise over Bagan from a hot air balloon. Get a magnificent "bird's eye" view of the thousand-year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River to fully appreciate the scale and historical importance of this magical place!
4/Experience the culture of Mandalay
Mandalay, the present day second capital of Myanmar/Burma is located in the upper Myanmar about 688 Km due north of Yangon. Its’ previous official name was Yadanabon, meaning ‘the city of gems’. It is the home and guardian of the best traditions of Myanmar music and dance. Symbols of religion are richer in here than in any of the living Myanmar city. The tourist attractions are Mandalay Hill, Mya-nan-san-kyaw, Golden Palace, Mahamuni Image of Buddha, Kyauk-taw-gyi Buddha, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Kyaung. Being rich in monasteries and pagodas. For lovers of arts and crafts, Mandalay offers the largest repository of Myanmar arts and crafts.
5/Visit to Monywa
Monywa, is located in Sagaing Division, in Myanmar, and geographically 136kmnorthwest of Mandalay along the eastern bank of River Chindwin. There are many places to visit around in the area and one of many attractions is the Poewindaung mountain caves where visitors can observe the incredible stone curving and mural paintings all over the cave. Thanboday pagoda is also another major attraction of Monywa, according to the myth the solid section of the monument is engraved 7350 relics and other holy items. Boddhi-tataung (1000 Buddhas), a group of banyan trees with a Buddha image at each of the tree feet is another place where most visitors would obviously should not miss on their trip to Monywa.
6/Explore the beautiful Inle Lake
Inle, located in the Shan Hills in Myanmar is a freshwater lake with numerous villages against the foggy mountain ranges. The weather of Inle Lake differs from other places in the country as the air is a bit cooler and drier. The unique culture which visitors can find in Inle Lake is, fishermen have tendency to row boats using their legs and it is also a part of the Inle tradition itself. Other significant scenery that one can expect to see in the Inle Lake such as: Floating tomatoes fields around the lake, gardens of flowers properly anchored to the lake bed with bamboo poles. The friendliness of the local people and their unique daily life activities spice things up a little bit better for visitors that they can enjoy a pleasant trip alongside the lake yet enjoy the sincere of the local community.
7/Experience the exuberance of Thingyan Festival
The Water Festival, or Thingyan, takes place in mid-April and is probably the most exciting event in Myanmar/Burma. Similar to Songkran in Thailand, it marks the start of the New Year with the practice of throwing water for purification. While a time of retreat and prayer for some, for most it becomes a wild celebration where all hang loose. Especially in the cities, Thingyan is a crazy combination of street party, rock festival, and obstacle course as you try to splash others while avoiding getting splashed. Join the crowd, and forget about staying dry. Bring on the water guns!