Myanmar, the official name of the Southeast Asian nation commonly known as Burma is a must-visit destination for travelers who like beaches and Buddha. This beautiful country is dotted with thousands of Buddhist temples. Besides, it has serene white beaches along the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
Myanmar was gradually opening to foreign tourists. However political unrest means foreigners are no allowed into the country. But when the whole instability ends, here are the best destinations all online casino gamblers should visit once they travel there.
Located in the heart of Yangon, the Sule Pagoda is a Burmese stupa believed to be built during the time of the Buddha, about 2,600 years ago. It is surrounded by various structures of historical, business, and cultural significance and is visited by devotees from across the world.
This is one of the most ancient places to visit in Myanmar and deserves a visit for its religious importance, beautiful architecture, and holy charm.
An ancient extinct volcano, Mount Popa is amongst the most religious tourist attractions in Myanmar. It is home to 37 temples dedicated to Mahagiri Nat spirits and a sacred pilgrimage place for the Burmese. Taung Kalat is the most famous shrine amongst the 37 temples and is dedicated to Goddess Popa.
To reach this shrine one has to climb about 777 steps but the architectural marvels and panoramic views of the surroundings are worth every effort.
Home to one of the most revered and the largest reclining statues of Buddha, Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple is amongst the most memorable places to visit in Myanmar. Its 65-meter-long Buddha’s white face is finished with bright red lips and blue eyeshadow while the feet have 108 intricately designed Lakshanas describing the noble characteristics of the Buddha.
Local monks from nearby monasteries can be seen wandering here worshipping Buddha’s teachings. The place is visited by tourists and devotees from across the world and fills them with a spiritual aura.
Bagan Golden Palace
A replica of the original palace, the Bagan Golden Palace is a sight to behold for its golden charm and tranquil appeal. It lets the visitors get an insight into how the original palace looked like and how it functioned during ancient times.
Several guided tours are available (in English as well), allowing visitors to understand the significance of each and every section of the Golden Palace . It also has a huge collection of artefacts and other items that belong to Royal families of old eras.
Inle Lake is a freshwater lake in the Taunggyi District of Shan State, which is part of Shan Hills in Myanmar. With an expected surface area of 116 km, it is the second largest lake of the country. The lake is located at an elevation of 2,900 feet. There is a hot water spring on the northwestern shore of the lake. The lake is not that large but it is home to a number of widespread species. More than 20 species of snails and 9 species of fish are in this lake that nowhere else are found in the world, and online casinos usa can be accessed from the location.
Ayeyarwady River is primarily famous for offering world class cruise tours. Also known as the Irrawaddy River, it flows from north to south through Myanmar. Along with being the largest river of the country, it is also considered to be the most significant commercial waterway. Originating from the convergence of the N’mai and Mali rivers, Ayeyarwady River flows moderately straight North-South prior to emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea.
Located close to the town of Pindaya, Shan State, Myanmar, Pindaya Caves are the famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and a major tourist attraction. It is located on a limestone ridge of the Myelat region. There are three caves on the ridge running north-south, but visitors are only allowed in the southern caves. It is still unknown that if other two caves can be explored or not.
Discover one of the most serene beaches in Asia with a trip to the stunning Ngapali Beach and be mesmerized with turquoise blue water, white soft sand, and the sea scenery of your dream. Located approximately 400 km Northwest of Yangon, this beach is indeed a picture-perfect paradise on the Bay of Bengal to enjoy ultimate relaxation sans the crowd.
The beach offers a beautiful setting to just sit and relax and a range of water sports and activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing, etc. Numerous restaurants, cafes, and resorts are also present near the coastline making it a great vacation destination.