Myanmar tours consist of many cultural highlights and wonderful moments surrounded by beautiful nature. Fairytale cities, many golden pagodas and royal cities are all 'musts' if you are going to travel in Myanmar! A truly fascinating country with a turbulent past. Myanmar, formerly Burma, is mainly devoted to Buddhism. In addition, the country has an impressive and varied landscape.
Myanmar has for years been closed to the outside world and while travelling through Myanmar will you notice that there is hardly any Western influence in this country. Travelling to Myanmar is to visit the traditional Asia. Bagan is perhaps one of the most impressive places in the country, an area of dozens of square kilometers full of temples, pagodas and palaces. A stunning sight and one not to be missed during your travels in Myanmar!
Another impressive place to visit with your group is the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Gold leaf is continually applied to this pagoda by the thousands of pilgrims. The golden rock pagoda, which is seen frightfully teetering on a rocky outcrop, is well-worth a visit during your holiday in Myanmar. It seems like this unusual stupa can topple off the mountain at any given moment! ... During the tours through Myanmar the many temples and Buddhist elements are not the only thing you will enjoy. The country has so much more to offer! Travelling to Myanmar is also a delight for nature lovers. The country offers a beautiful backdrop for memorable walks through forests and hilly landscapes, where you pass colourful villages and are warmly welcomed by the friendly locals. A boat trip on Inle Lake is a special highlight. You'll travel through creeks, under bridges, past villages built on poles, floating fields and water hyacinths... awesome!
If you decide to travel to Myanmar you will not only get to know the impressive culture of the country but also the beautiful nature. Even though the government in Myanmar does not have the best reputation for the (breach of ) human rights and it is not always encouraged to travel, the Myanmar people themselves are happy with the arrival of tourists. Choose one of Shoestrings Myanmar tours and let the lovely people welcome you to their incredible country!