Myanmar Destination

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    When you visit Myanmar, you should not miss a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda which is believed to be the repository of strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics.
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    Mandalay is the last monarchial capital of Myanmar. Situated on the east bank of Ayarwaddy River, the city has a population of one and a half million. Mandalay boasts many places of historic interest. The Royal palace, destroyed by Allied bombing during the World War II, was once the pride and glory of the monarchal Myanmar. It has been reconstructed and preserved as a museum.
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    The Inle Lake is a beautiful highland lake, situated 900 meters above sea level. The Lake is 22km long and about 11km wide, distinctive with floating vegetation and houses.
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    Bagan, the most popular tourist attraction site in Myanmar, lies on the eastern bank of the Ayarwaddy in Central Myanmar. Bagan, the capital of ancient Myanmar Kingdom in the 11th century, rose to power under King Anawrahta who unified the country after various conquests of neighboring kingdoms.
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    Pindaya, a quiet small town, lies close to the placid Botaloke Lake in Southern Shan State, not far from the Inle Lake. Pindaya owes its fame to the huge Pindaya Cave is here hundreds of ancient and not as ancient Buddha images of various description and material are to be found. The monastery close to the Pindaya Cave enjoys the support and reverential respect of the natives of the area, such as Shan, Paoh and Danu tribes.
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    Kyaik Htee Yoe (Golden Rock Pagoda) is a unique pagoda, drawing thousands of devotes as well as foreign visitors to visit it especially during the rain-free seasons. The pagoda is set on a huge boulder precariously jutting out by the side of the mountain tops, over 1100km above sea level.
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    Pyin Oo Lwin is a cool alpine scenic hill town, formerly known as Maymyo, located in Mandalay Division in Myanmar. Just over an hour drive from Manadalay, Pyin Oo Lwin offers visitors cool days and nights, peaceful rural roads and tracks for hikers and cyclists, where on can meet up natives bringing in their produce from the fruit and flower producing country side. Old times can be relived with coach rides and many historical and beautiful places are within easy reach.
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    Taunggyi, the capital of the Shan States, is well known for tis hot-air balloons festival, held in November every year. The festival is a great favorite of the local people, attracting visitors to Taunggyi from all over the country. The brightly colored balloons are in the shape of different animals or anything that takes the fancy of the makers. In actual fact, they represent Lighted Lanterns sent heavenwards as subjects of worship to the Lord Buddha. Just an hour drive from the Inle Lake. Taunggyi is noted for its pleasant weather and traditional Shan food shops.
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