Unusual things to do in Myanmar

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Date: October 24th 2018
Traveller: Carla Rijnders
Myanmar is rich in history and culture, however, as a tourist destination, its very young. After centuries of rule, the Burmese are getting their country back, and this results in uncensored media, swell in tourist numbers and much more. All of this makes for a great time to discover the countless of stupas in the country, the “Long Necks” and Padaung women, visit the hill station Kalaw and its incredibly beautiful surroundings, take a gorgeous trip on the water of Inle Lake, bike around Bagan, and do so much more!

Some of the more unusual things to do here is visiting Mount Popa. Not just because of the Buddhist monastery Taung Kalat, that is situated on top of a volcanic plug. But because both these sites are sacred, as they have come to be known as the center of Nat spirit activity in the country. Due to the Nat activity and the shrine on Mount Popa, the area is known as the Mount Olympus of Myanmar and draws thousands of pilgrims yearly.

Or what about reading the largest book in the world at Kuthodaw Pagoda? One of our stops during our interesting Mandalay City Tour, where you’ll discover even more highlights of this incredible city! In this golden temple, you’ll find hundreds of stone tablets (730 to be precise!) that together comprise the world’s largest book.

Or what about the empty 20-lane highway that runs through Myanmar’s capital city? There are not a lot of tourists who head over to the new capital city of Nyapyidaw, but if you do, you sure know you won’t get stuck in traffic!

These are only three of the unusual things you can see and do in Myanmar, but there is a lot more to discover! Why not let us show you around. Get some inspiration on our website now. 

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