Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

Myanmar seems to be one of the world's best kept secrets with unique perspective of majestic landscape and authentic and fascinating culture that will capture your heart at the first sight. Let's discover its beauty with our comprehensive collection of top tourist attractions in Myanmar!

Golden Rock

Another Myanmar travel destination which is a religious site in this list is the Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda). It can be considered one of the world’s most bizarre religious structures. Sitting atop a huge boulder, the pagoda appears as if it is about to fall off the cliff edge, but it is amazingly still secured thanks to, according to legend, a strand of the Buddha’s hair.

Shwedagon Pagoda

The number one 'can't-miss' on top 10 tourist attractions in Myanmar. There can be one more sacred pagoda than the Golden Rock, and that's Shwedagon Pagoda! Located on Singuttara Hill, to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, and dominating Yangon skyline, this 100-metre tall pagoda remains unrivalled as the most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar, the indispensable symbol of Yangon and Myanmar. It contains relics of Buddha’s hairs and other religious relics. The pagoda is covered with gold leaf, and the stupa is covered with about 5000 diamonds. Many temples, statues and stupas are found around here.

Kuthodaw Pagoda

Some Myanmar travel destinations are recognized as the world records; one of them is Kuthodaw Pagoda. Located in Mandalay, Kuthodaw pagoda is famous for containing the world’s largest books – a complex of 729 stone-inscription stupas. Within the site, there is also 57-metre tall gilded pagoda modeled on Shwezigon pagoda in Bagan.

Colonial Yangon Walk

The waterfront area in Yangon is considered one of finest remaining examples of a British colonial city in Asia. Some of former shipping offices and merchants’ homes have been given over to birds and trees; others have been used for other purposes. The finest may be the former High Court with clock tower, the Central Telegraph Office, the Port Authority, the massive red-brick Secretariat, the Stand Hotel built in 1901 by the owners of Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Circular train in Yangon

This British built train line connects Yangon Central Station with its suburbs. It covers a 46-km railway track loop, and stops at 39 stations. It takes about 3 hours to complete this journey. The Yangon circular train will give you a chance to be immersed into real life of people in Yangon. There is, indeed, no other site in Yangon that affords such an authentic taste of daily modern life in Myanmar. Don’t forget to take your camera to capture most picturesque scenery along the way.

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