Away from the noisy hustle of crowded cities lies, a paradise that is yet to be discovered by many. If you haven’t yet, visit this destination this month!
So, you are done with the celebrations of the new year? You are packed and dedicated to starting the year fresh with your whole heart and yet the hangover of the holiday season is still lingering? You cannot seem to pull yourself to resume working and all that’s in your head are January blues? Travel is the right choice for you!
After an elongated celebration of the holiday season and before the beginning of the love season, it’s the perfect time to take a break and revere in some moi time. And we have the perfect destination for you.
Myanmar, situated in the Southeast part of Asia, is a country rich with culture amongst its multitude of heritage sites. Did you know Myanmar has roughly 135 ethnic groups? Not only this but it is also ranked as 75th most culturally and ethnically diverse country in the world. Moreover, the best month to visit this paradise is none other than January. Keeping this in mind, we have prepared a perfect Myanmar itinerary for you. Follow through!
The ideal place to start your trip is Yangon, the largest city in the country. Yangon is home to bustling markets, parks and lakes as well as towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda. Firstly, you will come across the Sule Pagoda which is considered to be the citys centre. This city is covered with green spaces, thriving markets and shimmering pagodas. Tourist friendly destinations like Baqyoke Market, Kandawgi Lake and Schwedagon Pagoda are worth a trip.
Built-in 1920, the Bagyoke Market is a very famous marketing spot. Be sure to buy as many souvenirs here as you want. One of the best items available in this market is jewellery. With stunning pieces of jade, you can revere the beauty of Myanmar.
The ideal place to start your trip is Yangon, the largest city in the country.
The next spot on the list is reserved by Bagan. By visiting this destination, you will get a glimpse of the outskirts of the city. The major highlights of Bagan are the thousands of temples situated in this place. If you plan properly, you can even catch a mesmerising sunrise from over the Bagan Archeological Zone. The old city of Bagan has many panoramic views in store for you. once you are done visiting the many temples that this city has to offer, you can head to the local market for some local Myanmar vibes.Â Here you can even try out some delicious Myanmar cuisines prepared by the locals.
The old city of Bagan has many panoramic views in store for you. once you are done visiting the many temples that this city has to offer, you can head to the local market for some local Myanmar vibes.
A mountain known to be the home to a stunning monastery is also one of the favourite tourist spots. You can also spot numerous monkeys in the vicinity. It does require a bit of elevated walking, but in the end, it is worth your effort. Interestingly, Mount Popa is a dormant volcano that stretches to around 1518 meters above sea level. This mountain can also be spotted from the Ayeyarwady River in clear weather and serves some heart-warming sceneries from the top.
Mount Popa is a dormant volcano that stretches to around 1518 meters above sea level.
If you want to get into the spirit of adventure during your trip to Myanmar, another must-visit destination is Inle Lake. Trekking here is the most prominent tourist activity. With greenery all along the way and a few remarkable spots, you will also venture along railway tracks, local cabbage farms, rice fields and much more. The Inle Lake sits between two beautiful mountain areas. A boat tour of the area will give you a proper idea of the beauty of this country. Here, you can spot Thaung Thut (a village with lotus weaving), local cigar factories as well as silver-making factories. After this, make sure to explore the local cultures around the area. You can even book a cooking class with the locals here. Pindaya Caves, Tofu Palace, hot springs and spas are other attractions here.
The Inle Lake sits between two beautiful mountain areas.
This part of the country is full of historic relics, unique local markets, heritage points and more, placing it among the most important tourist destinations of Myanmar. You can visit the King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop, Jade market and ride to the top of Mandalay Hill. This city is also home to various monasteries of Myanmar. Make sure to check out the Mandalay Palace and other buddha temples here for a better understanding of the city.
The history and culture of Myanmar are both rich and thrilling. There are numerous hidden gems that this country encompasses. Right from starting their new year with a splash, they entertain hundreds of tourists throughout the year and offer a multitude of experiences to their guests. Its diversity and culture are worth a visit!
Â This city is also home to various monasteries of Myanmar.