Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Myanmar, Asia
Myanmar mostly known as Burma is a country on the Southeast Asian continent. Naypyidaw is the capital city of the country, Myanmar. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 19045’ N and 9606’ E. Myanmar spans over an area of 676,578 km2. Its neighboring countries are Bangladesh, Laos, China, India and Thailand. From the year 1962, Burma is under the control of the military. The currency of Myanmar is known as Kyat.
History of Myanmar:
In the 12th and 13th century, Myanmar was ruled by two great empires namely the Khmer Empire and the Pagan Empire. During the period 1277 to 1301, Myanmar was invaded by the Mongols. From the period 1824 to 1948, the country Myanmar was under the British rule. Various national events and riots took place in Myanmar in the name of national freedom struggle against the oppression of the then British Raj. 4th January 1948, witnessed the end of the British rule in Myanmar and marked the beginning of a new era in the history of Independent Myanmar. Military rule was enforced in Burma on 2nd March 1962. This rule ended in the year 1974. From 1974 to 1988 country was ruled by a one-party system. Many protest and riots took place till the year 2008 when the Burmese Constitutional Referendum of 2008. The name of the country was changed to Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
People, Culture and Food of Myanmar:
Languages spoken by the people of Myanmar are Burmese, Jingpho, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. However, Burmese is the official language of the country. There are different religions worshipped in the country, Myanmar. Majority of the population of Myanmar, worship Buddhism, while others either worship Islam, Hinduism, Christianity or Jewish. Agriculture is the main occupation of this region.
Myanmar cuisine is a combination of Chinese, Indian and Mon and tourists can avail authentic and delicious vegetarian cuisines and seafood are common along the Coastline and Mohinga is considered the national dish of Myanmar.
Tourist Places in Myanmar:
- Golden Rock
- Mount Popa
- Pyln Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
- Inle Lake
- Kyalng Tong (Keng Tong)
Means of Commutation to Myanmar:
Myanmar is connected via airways to rest of the world. The Mandalay Airport and Yangoon Airport in Myanmar are the only airports that cater with international flights. Flights are available from Singapore, India, Bangkok, Malaysia, and Doha. There are also domestic airlines to move to any far locations within the country.
Myanmar is also connected via roadways to neighboring countries like China, India and Thailand.
There are no rail links in Myanmar that connects the country with other country. However there are intercity trains commuting passengers from one station to another.
Inter city transportation is facilitated by Buses, Ferry and Taxis.
Accommodation Options at Myanmar:
Myanmar has several tourism spots to visit and tourists can avail from economy, budget and luxury hotels in the country. For $ 20 tourists can avail rooms with attached bath and if tourists are running out of money they can find plenty of hotels which offers rooms for $ 10 to $ 15 but shared bath and luxury hotels $ 100 to $ 500 and above per day with world class facilities and hospitality. Some of the hotels in Myanmar are listed below:
- Blue Bird, Bagan
- Thiri Marlar Hotel Bagan
- The Hotel at Tharabar Gate
- Hotel by the Red Canal, Mandalay
- Rupar Mandalar Resort
- Mandalay Hill Resort
- Sedona Hotel Mandalay
- Myanmar Treasure Inle Lake, Taunggyi Hotels
- Inle Princess Resort, Taunggyi Hotels
- Inle Resort, Taunggyi Hotels
- Amazing Ngapali Resort, Ngapali
- Bayview –the Beach Resort, Ngapali
- Thande Beach Hotel, Ngapali
- The Strand Yangon
- Traders Hotel Yangon