- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Myanmar is one of the most magical and undiscovered destinations in the world: a golden land of breathtaking beauty and charm that is steeped in fascinating history and traditions. If you have planned to visit Myanmar we can ensure that you will have amazing vocations and well come back with tons of unforgettable memories.
Here are some reasons why you should visit Myanmar
To witness the 2500 year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, the largest and oldest golden monument on earth. Many Kings and Queens throughout Myanmar's history has donated pure gold of their body weight, depositing tons and tons of gold in this great golden pyramid in Yangon. Just this year, 1 more ton of gold was added by hundreds of thousands of donors, when a major renovation took place. The Shwedagon Pagoda's main gold-plated dome is topped by a stupa containing over 7,000 diamonds, rubies, topaz, sapphires and a massive emerald positioned to reflect the last rays of the setting sun. The Shwedagon Pagoda is said to be the oldest in the world at 2600 years old.
To experience the magic of floating high above more than 2200 ancient temples of Bagan in a hot air balloon!
To taste the cuisine! The Thai, Chinese and Indian influences make the cuisine in Myanmar some of the best in Asia. If you’re a tea lover, you absolutely must visit a teahouse and try the tea leaf salad!
Find treasures in the historic Bogyoke Aung San Market, where Burmese crafts, antiques and jewellery is traded. In the middle of the market jewellers sell famous Burmese jade, Burmese rubies and other precious stones.
To see the largest book that man could ever created. The whole Buddhist bible was engraved on 729 white marble stones, set up in a square, each being protected by a small white temples. The 730th pagoda is a conventional temple occupying the centre of the square. Each marble tablets are about 3 feet wide and 4 feet high. Known as Kuthodaw Pagoda, it lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill, Mandalay
Trek through jungle-clad limestone peaks deep in the Shan highlands and stay overnight in a remote Shan village. Experience village life as you get involved in preparing some traditional Shan dishes for lunch (with a helping hand from your hosts), visit a local farm and lend a hand, join in on an English lesson at the school, or learn the ‘circus-like’ art of transporting goods in baskets on your head!