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Myanmar has always been a rustic and charming country. With a culture that is still rich in its heritage even today, this country makes for an excellent visit. With several ethnic attractions and natural wonders waiting for you, it does not come as much of a surprise when you travel here and find yourself dazzled by the many wonders here.
Begin your travel from Putao, famed for its variety of endemic birds and the rare black orchid that grows here naturally. Next, travel to Myitkyina where you must experience the exciting Kachin Mano Festival, apart from the various other attractions. Lashio is your next stop which is filled with several exciting religious as well as natural attractions. Journey onwards to Mogok which is known for its exquisite gemstones, especially for its rubies and sapphires. Although you will need a special permit to travel to its markets for any purchases, it still makes a picturesque view. Next, travel to Mandalay, which is the countries religious centre apart from one of the urban ones. Here you will find various attractions as well as ethnic items for sale. Travel ahead towards Nay Pyi Taw, which is the capital city. While it has several popular attractions a must visit is the gilded Uppatasanti Pagoda. Next, travel to Bago and view the remnants of its previous religious sites which have stood the test of time. Mawlamyine is next on your destinations. Its unique combination of landscapes, beauty and melancholy make for a perfect visit. Do visit the various attractions here, both natural as well as man made. Travel to Dawei next which is filled with various religious pagodas. Finally, complete your journey at Kawthaung, which has a large variety of exciting ventures for adventure sports and other activities.
With a culture that is enriching since ancient times, it comes as no surprise that there are several exciting and mesmerizing attractions. Many pagodas are built here, but you must visit the Shwedagon Pagoda. Apart from its gilded architecture, it is home to sacred relics of past Buddhas. Another mesmerizing pagoda that is a must visit is the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, which is built on top of a precariously balanced granite boulder that is covered with gold leaves normally pasted by devotees. Your visit here will not be completed without visiting the Shwethalyaung Buddha. This 55 metre long reclining Buddha was built in 994 and till today, remains one of the most popular attractions of the country. To experience the natural attractions of this country, visit the Inya Lake. Apart from its exquisite beauty it is also a popular spot for recreational activities. Do visit the Popa Mountain National Park which is home to various local species of flora and fauna.
With several cultural influences in the past, the Myanmar cuisines has a perfect blend of the Chinese, Indian and Mon tastes. While rice is common staple here, various other vegetables are also widely available here. Mohinga is a common dish normally served with chilli powder and coriander. The Onnokauswe is one interesting dish that is a must try. Often served with fried fruit fritters, gastronome adventurers can try the solidified duck blood. For a vegetarian delight do try the laphet thote. Wash down your meal with a cup of Yenwejan or even a cup of hot milk tea.
With a plethora of activities to be done here, Myanmar will leave you wanting for more. This country has some of the best dive sites and is often a popular activity due to its remoteness. Apart from this, you can even go swimming and boating here. You can even take a cruise at certain coastal areas. For a land adventure, you can go hiking and trekking at the national parks here. Do go flying on a balloon flight if you get the chance, for an exciting adventure with a perfect view of the landscapes here.
Do plan your trip so that it is filled with fun and adventure. However, at times, you will face certain mishaps and calamities that are unanticipated. At such times, your safety will be harmed. The best way to protect yourself is through a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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