Make the most of your vacay with this travel website; visit Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan without a hitch
Myanmar (Burma) is currently one of the hottest hubs on the Southeast Asian tourist trail. While travelling there still isn’t a walk in the park, with improving internal infrastructure, a growing tourist trade and internal flights becoming increasingly frequent and affordable, the time is ripe to vacay in the land of golden pagodas. Whether you intend to soak in the buddhist zen of Bagan, the nightlife of Yangon, or the royal capital of Mandalay – given it’s a mere 3.5 hour flight away from Singapore – Myanmar ought to be on your 2016 travel to-do list. It’s certainly on ours!
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We’re all travel geeks here at Honeycombers HQ, so naturally, we couldn’t resist taking a sneak peek at some of the awesome tour packages available at Flymya. Here’s what’s on our to-do list during our next Myanmar vacay…
Hot air ballooning over Bagan
What better way to start the day than with a breathtaking balloon ride across thousands of ancient pagodas and the Irrawaddy river? It would be rude not to add a glass (or two) of champagne into the mix to make this an unforgettable adventure, wouldn’t it?
Yangon by night
It’s not all temples and pagodas, ya’ know. We’re also desperate to discover the buzz of Yangon by night. Checking out the shops and street food of Chinatown before busting a few moves at one of the hottest nightclubs in the city is definitely up our alley.
No trip to Myanmar would be complete without visiting the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. This famous landmark dating from the sixth century contains sacred Buddhist relics and is a ‘wonder’ of the ancient world. Our inner culture vulture is squealing with anticipation!
Trip to the Red Mountain winery in Nyaung Shwe
Myanmar really is full of surprises! Who knew our favourite tipple is actually produced here? We’ll definitely be making a trek up the mountain to sample a drop of the finest grape juice that Myanmar has to offer.
Cycle tour through Bagan
We love the sound of a leisurely bike ride around the serene temples, stunning rice fields vistas and local villages of Bagan. Renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, we hope we’ll bump into a few locals along the way.
You can’t beat a spot of shopping, so be sure to hit up the local markets to meet the locals, grab some trinkets, and experience the Myanmar way of life. We like the sound of the Nyaung Shwe market near Inle Lake where women from various hill tribes gather to sell home crafts and produce alongside fruit and vegetables. Alternatively, the sunrise fish market sounds like an awesome way to start the day in Yangon.
Pyin Oo Lwin
This scenic hill town near Mandalay was a British retreat during the colonial period. Now, it’s home to the stunning Kandawgyi botanical gardens and the beautiful Pwe Kout waterfall. We could easily spend a languorous afternoon strolling ’round these two beauties.
Who knew that Myanmar is also home to stunning whiter-than-white, palm-fringed beaches? When you’re all cultured out, pull up a sun lounger and relax tropical style.
No trip to Myanmar would be complete without a quick stop in Mandalay, and no trip to Mandalay would be complete without a visit to Mount Popa. This extinct volcano within the national park of Central Myanmar is a holy pilgrimage site 4,900 feet above sea level. Say no more; it’s a must-see.
This ancient capital of Myanmar Kingdom is the place to visit to truly immerse yourself in Buddhist vibes. Home to the Maha Ganda Yone, the prominent Buddhist monastery housing over 700 monks, home will feel a million miles away in this haven for all things zen.
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