Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama (from wikipedia).

Bago - ancient Capital

Bago (formerly spelt Pegu), is a city and the capital of the Bago Region in Burma. It is located 80 km north-east of Yangon. The sunset from the top of Mahazedi Pagoda provides for an stunning view with many pagodas sticking out of the green surrounding and a Buddha lying and relaxing in between.

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Dancing Train to Inle Lake

„Dancing Slow Train“ from Thazi to Inle Lake is one of the most beautiful places in Burma, and it's not surprising that it attracts many visitors.  The usual base for exploring the lake is Nyaungshwe, at the north end of the lake.  Its an absolutely amazing scenic ride on the 'Slow Train From Thazi'. After crossing the plain from Thazi, the train enters the hills and climbs up a steep mountainside on a series of switchbacks, reversing several times and backing up the slope to gain height.  In several places, the train loops around and doubles back on itself.  One can see very English mock-Tudor station buildings in Bago, Thazi or at the old British hill station of Kalaw. (from

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Inle Lake

Inle Lake is a shallow lake in the middle of Myanmar, south-east of Mandalay. The lake is 22km long, and is densely inhabited by many different tribes. The people of Inle Lake (called Intha) live in four cities bordering the lake, in numerous small villages along the lake's shores, and on the lake itself. The population consists predominantly of Intha, with a mix of other Shan, Taungyo, Pa-O (Taungthu), Danu, Kayah, Danaw and Bamar ethnicities. Most are Buddhists, and live in simple houses of wood on stilts; they are largely self-sufficient farmers. Most transportation on the lake is traditionally by small boats fitted with inboard diesel engines. Local fishermen are known for practicing a distinctive rowing style which involves standing on one leg and wrapping the other leg around the oar. Text: Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.

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Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Located 716 km north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, the city has a population of 1,2 Mio. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Amarapura former kingdom

Amarapura, a former capital of Myanmar, and now a township of Mandalay. Amarapura is bounded by the Irrawaddy river in the west, Chanmyathazi township in the north, and the ancient capital site of Ava (Inwa) in the south. It was the capital of Myanmar twice during the Konbaung period (1783–1821 and 1842–1859) before finally being supplanted by Mandalay 11 km north in 1859. Amarapura today is part of Mandalay, as a result of urban sprawl. The township is known today for its traditional silk and cotton weaving, and bronze casting. It is a popular tourist day-trip destination from Mandalay. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Irrawaddy River Cruise

The Irrawaddy River is a river that flows from north to south through Myanmar. It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway. Originating from the confluence of the N'mai and Mali rivers, it flows relatively straight North-South before emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea. Its drainage basin covers a large part of Burma. As early as the sixth century the river was used for trade and transport. Having developed an extensive network of irrigation canals, the river became important to the British Empire after it had colonized Burma. The river is still as vital today, as a considerable amount of (export) goods and traffic moves by river. Rice is produced in the Irrawaddy Delta, irrigated by water from the river. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bagan-Archeological Sensation

Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar . From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. The Bagan Archaeological Zone is a main draw for the country's nascent tourism industry. It is seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia