Land of mysterious lakes and emerald Buddha, Myanmar is a brand new destination for anyone who wish to visit a country that is just opened its door to the travelers, Zay, our travel blogger traveled to Myanmar on our 11 day Myanmar luxury holiday and have written the following article as the first time guide to visit Myanmar


1. Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

This Pagoda which some believes dating back to some 2500 years ago is the gem of Yangon, the site is commonly known by locals as the Swedagon Zedi Daw and is considered as the most sacred and holy place for the Burmese. Shwedagon Pagoda forms the focus of religious as well as community activities – the bustling of devotees and monks washing the statues, offering flowers, worshiping, and meditating. Shwedagon Pagoda is administered by the Board of Trustees of Shwedagon Pagoda. Make sure to get an insight on how to travel to Myanmar

shwedagon pagoda

2. Visit local markets in Yangon

There are a lot of morning market which has become one of the tourist attractions for travelers in Yangon, it is also one of my favorite as i could see the direct local life and the way Burmese deal their daily life, also, these local markets are a place to try some of the local foods that you may cant find in high end resorts and hotels. The Thiri Mingalar market is my recommended one in Yangon.

yangon local markets

3. Ayeyarwaddy River Cruise

This is an absolute experience to discover beauty, charm and life on the water, the Ayeyarwaddy or simply Irrawaddy river cruise has several destination such as Mandalay, Yangon, remote villages, visit famous U Bein bridge and much more.

ayeyarwaddy river cruise

4. Hot Air Balloon ride over Bagan

Bagan with no doubt is one of the best and awe inspiring sites that one can expect in Southeast of Asia, Bagan is an ancient town covered with Stupa and Pagodas and what better way to explore the site with a hot air balloon ride, book a head and get your camera ready. Here is a good starting point for → luxury tours Myanmar

hot air baloon ride bagan

5. Myanmar beach and Islands

Dont expect Phuket and or other renowned beach destination in Indochina when you are in Myanmar, however, this destination has a long stretch of beaches to spend a beautiful vacation to. The most renowned beach are Ngapali beach, Chaung Tha Beach, Bilu Kayun and Ngwe Sayung Beach. There are some luxury beach resorts as well as good hotels to stay but book in advance if you dont want to hear the fully booked upon arrival.

myanmar beach and islands

6. Travel to Myanmar with an expert holiday organizer

Myanmar is beautiful and traveling through the land is like discovering a wonderland, in my opinion no guide book or an online travel source can explain the secret of Myanmar. Travel with an expert to make sure there is no stone unturned, local tour guide know where are the best spot to sample a local dish and there isnt anything they dont know about, so, travel with an expert.