Wander the city streets of Mandalay and Yangon to find colonial architecture, gilded pagodas and handicraft markets. See examples of the nation’s deep-rooted Buddhist beliefs in Bagan’s centuries-old temples and Mawlamyine’s more eclectic collection of stupas and statues.
More than 100 ethnic groups have settled across the country, each with its own cultural traditions. In the east, the Chin people living around Mindat sport arresting tattooed faces, while in the western town of Kyaingtong the local hill tribes still wear traditional dress. There’s natural beauty to admire, too, from Inle Lake to the deserted beaches of the Myeik Archipelago.
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Popular places to visit in Myanmar
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Myanmar, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.