What is Myanmar Famous/Known For?
For ardent worshippers of Buddha and lovers of the sea, Myanmar is a great country to explore. It houses thousands of Buddhist temples. When the country, Myanmar is mentioned, several well-known things come to mind. Here is the best resort town in Myanmar known for having white sand beach lining, luxury hotels and the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. Tourists hang out and relax here all the time. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The historic Buddhist monastery, Shwenandaw Monastery is located in the city of Mandalay. The exterior part of the building is coated with ornate teak carvings which represent Buddhist myths while the interior part is covered in gold. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Mrauk U is a notable archeological town having thick walls that were built to protect the temples from wild winds. Throughout the town, you will find many Stone temples. Tourists never want to miss seeing this place at all. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
One of the best tourist attraction centers in Myanmar, Inle Lake is known for its natural beauty and serenity. Residents of the area are known to cultivate vegetables and fruits on floating gardens. Tourists usually take trips through this lake to visits pagodas, markets or stilt villages. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Taung Kalat is an amazing Buddhist monastery built on an extinct volcano plug. Visitors and members will have to climb the 777 steps to the summit to get to the monastery. One can enjoy an unobstructed view from the top of Taung Kalat. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Also known as the Greater Dragon Pagoda and considered as the most sacred place in Buddhism in the country because it contains several religious relics, including a strand of Buddha’s hair. The pagoda which has been in existence for 2,500 years now is situated on Singuttara Hill in the largest city in Myanmar, Yangon. It’s coated in gold leaf, and 4,531 diamonds are used to cover the stupa. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Ayeyarwady River Cruise
Ayeyarwady, also called Irrawaddy is the longest river in Myanmar. Large ships and boats navigate the river, and it’s fast becoming a famous destination for a river cruise. Cruises run between two terminals- Mandalay and Bagan. During a boat ride, you get to see fascinating things like the deep gorges, beakless dolphins and the river villages. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The Golden Rock is a huge boulder that looks as if it’s about to drop from the edge of a cliff. The locals believe that the boulder is kept at balance through a miracle of Buddha and a strand of his hair is said to be contained in the pagoda. Myanmar Buddhists often visit the place for pilgrimage. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Founded in the 9th century, Baban has more Buddhist temples, stupas and pagodas are found in abundance than any other locations in the world. A trip here is like having a stroll in paradise. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Shwemawdaw Paya is Myanmar’s tallest pagoda at nearly 114m (375ft) high. Pagoda contains several relics which belong to Buddha, therefore, making it a significant place for Buddhism.