10 Things to Do in Myanmar That You Shouldn't Miss

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1. Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13102 reviews

Shwedagon Pagoda

The city's biggest tourist attraction is this immense Buddhist shrine built approx. 2500 years ago.

Reviewed By RahmadD_13 - Banda Aceh, IndonesiaBanda Aceh, Indonesia

Myanmar Religious Center

Important religious site in Yangon. Highly recommended. Very crowded with worshipers. Need to walk around barefooted but there is a official place to store your footwear for a small 1000Ks donation.The site is open-air, was very hot, and humit on my visit

2. Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Mandalay, Myanmar Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1740 reviews

Golden Palace Monastery  (Shwenandaw Kyaung)

Reviewed By dyhx - SingaporeSingapore

Unique traditional architecture

This is the only original remaining architecture where the old carvings are still visible. Most of Mandalay has been rebuilt due to destruction during the war.Here, they are very strict about dress code. No shoes are allowed (but despite everyone taking o

3. Ayeyarwady River

Myanmar Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 290 reviews

Ayeyarwady River

Reviewed By Marshall H - Phitsanulok, ThailandPhitsanulok, Thailand

Pandaw Cruise: The great Irrawaddy delta

PANDAW CRUISE: THE GREAT IRRAWADDY DELTAWe just returned from this Pandaw cruise which we enjoyed for the most part. There were 18 guests on board from 5 different countries, aged 40’s to 70’s. It was a comfortable group.ITINERERYThis is a 7 night/8 day c

4. Bagan Temples

| Bagan Archaeological Zone, Bagan, Myanmar Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6222 reviews

Bagan Temples

An area of 42 sq km houses thousands of richly decorated pagodas & temples.

Reviewed By StefanL3207

A money machine, don't like it

First and foremost I want to point out that the of 25.000Kyat entrance fee you pay for the "Archaeological Area" 90% go to the corrupt military government. 8% to the collecting company and only 2% to Temple restoration. As in most tourist places there's s

5. Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Mandalay, Myanmar Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings More
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1571 reviews

Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.

Reviewed By 3406E - Mount Gambier, AustraliaMount Gambier, Australia

Amazing place

We visited Kuthodaw Pagoda along with the worlds largest book on part of our private tour of Myanmar. The area with the scriptures is incredible. So many of them to see. I was lucky enough to get inside one of the book structures as sometimes the caretake

6. Mahamuni Pagoda

Mandalay, Myanmar Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Monuments & Statues
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1419 reviews

Mahamuni Pagoda

Reviewed By PicMorDaisies - Edmonton, CanadaEdmonton, Canada

Huge Pagoda with beautiful gold Buddha

This is one of the most impressive pagodas in Myanmar. It's a huge place and was quite crowded when we were there but definitely worth seeing. The Gold Buddha is very beautiful and men can approach the Buddha to press gold leaf onto the Buddha. Women aren

7. Mandalay Hill

Mandalay, Myanmar Sights & Landmarks, Lookouts
Excellent
37%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2670 reviews

Mandalay Hill

Reviewed By warnerd - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia

Different - and with a view

If you have been in Myanmar for 1 day or 10 days you have probably seen a few pergolas.Ok , this one is different and has a wonderful 360 degree outlook of Manalay.Make sure you meet some monks who gather here to practise their lnuage skills with overseas

8. Shwe Oo Min Pagoda

Oo Min Road, Kalaw, Myanmar Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 205 reviews

Shwe Oo Min Pagoda

Reviewed By Bill Y - Albuquerque, New MexicoAlbuquerque, New Mexico

Beautiful and Unusual

The cave is filled with thousands of Buddhas of all types and styles. While that's interesting to visit, the pagoda outside is beautiful. We visited there just before sunset and were amazed at how the gold stupas reflected the late day sunlight. There wer

9. Inle Lake

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2781 reviews

Inle Lake

Reviewed By rabbitingon - Manchester, United KingdomManchester, United Kingdom

fascinating floating gardens growing crops.

There are some beautiful resort hotels but any boat trip will bring foot rowing by fishermen, tomatoes and gourds growing on floating beds, entire villages of stilted floating communities. Silver, silk and the unique lotus stem weaving. Ancient temples an

10. Ngapali Beach

Western coast of Myanmar, Ngapali, Myanmar Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1358 reviews

Ngapali Beach

Reviewed By JontyCheshire - Lymm, United KingdomLymm, United Kingdom

White sandy beach

Lovely long white sandy beach complete with palm trees. Warm sea. The best way to relax and rewind. The beach is not over busy and you can walk along the beach early in the morning and see the fishermen bringing in their catch which was fascinating

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