1. Overview Myanmar Tourism
Myanmar aka Burma, a new country opening up to the world after a long time embargoed, isolated by the United States. Main isolation that makes Myanmar attractive become tourist destinations in Southeast Asia the most. Myanmar man very friendly and gentle, with about 80% of the population are Buddhists, along with Theravada branch of Buddhism in Laos and Thailand. When traveling Myanmar you can not ignore the 4 points to extremely beautiful: the ancient city of Bagan with nearly 4000 beautiful pagoda, Inle Lake (Lake Inle) with fishing villages situated on the lake and the fisherman rowed by a foot, all activities are on the lake, the Golden Rock stands a rock protruding in 2500 without pouring, Mandalay the last capital before Myanmar (Burma) under the rule of the British.
2. The appropriate time to travel Myanmar
Myanmar has three seasons. Autumn from October to February the following year. The rainy season from July to August 9. Autumn suitable for tourism in Myanmar more. The rainy season, in both day and night rain Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay sun was in very little rain. From November to February, tourists to Myanmar very crowded for this time rainfall, mild climate. On May, 7, 9 are few tourists to Myanmar. The tourist season is winter visitors, the price will be more expensive, if you spend the savings on that bye-season spot.
3. Move inland Myanmar
Outside air is safe and comfortable, you can move between the provinces of Myanmar by bus. Bring warm clothes because the buses run at night, the air in the car is very cold. Taxis are convenient transportation in the city. Meanwhile, the train system degradation and streets have not fully developed the means making trains and motorcycles are not suitable for ordinary tourists.
Moving in Myanmar should take a taxi or rickshaw you, it’s like his cyclo, go very exciting, locals or go rickshaw, prices are cheap. Rickshaw driver but who do not know English, it will be difficult to communicate. So you can have someone write Burmese paper travel guide and then held out for them to see. In Yangon, the banned city motorcycle, so you can not rent cars.
Go sightseeing in the city, you can book a taxi at the hotel, airport. Myanmar metered taxi but running in hours, 1 hour range 8000-9000 kyat. Taxis are very enthusiastic with tourists, they will wait for you, only for you to visit and notice what should go out hour bus stations, the airport most convenient to not be stuck in traffic or missed flights.
Long-distance bus ride to scroll through other cities, use of company cars JJ Express is the best and can reserve tickets at facebook so very convenient. With comfortable reclining car seats, LCD watch movies, blankets, charging socket, stewardess serving full meals. Vehicles without toilets should run about 3 hours will stop for visitors to the toilet, eating, resting.
4. Reservation of hotels
Guests can easily reference prices and book hotels, motels on sites like Agoda, Booking … Rooms at 3 places like Bagan, Inle Madalay and cost $ 30 per night (39,000 kyat). Should select hotels, guesthouses have breakfast. Staff were very nice and helpful tourist rental booking taxis or buses to move through other cities.
5. Explore the culinary
Visit Myanmar can not miss the great delicacies of the following:
Cuisines bring national essence of Myanmar is Mohinga – rice noodles with fish eating round fiber and onion soup, occasionally extra crispy intestines of banana trees. You can also add boiled eggs, fried vegetables akyaw, fried lentils, lemon juice and chilli.
Tea leaf salad (lephet / laphet)
Fermented tea leaves can be eaten as a dessert, or can also be processed for tea leaf salad. Sour and slightly bitter tea leaves are mixed with cabbage, tomato, baked beans, peppers and garlic. This dish eaten with rice or private dining are delicious.
Wheat Shan tofu
One of the most unique gifts in Myanmar dish hto-HPU nwe, meaning “warm tofu”. Called that but no tofu dishes that can only porridge made from chick pea curry chickpeas.Ca Myanmar (Burmese curry)
For this dish, you can choose the type of curry made from beef, fish, shrimp, pork or lamb. Along with countless curry is attached as rice dishes, salads, stir-fried vegetables, soups, salads and boiled vegetables, eat a range of different sauces.
Rice Shan (nga htamin)
Russia Hatamin means rice fish, ethnic dishes including rice cooked this Shan with technology, then compressed flat, sprinkle shrimp paste and sprinkle fresh water fish oil and garlic on top. This dish to eat with roots leeks, garlic and crispy pork skin, make up the pungent taste.
6. The point to visit the famous
Lake Inle is a destination not to be missed when to Myanmar. It attractive by the simple life of the local population around the lake, river life, the beautiful landscape stretching along the timeline in the first day. To explore the Inle Lake, you only have a single option is the motorboat. A motorboat usually carry four tourists and cost about 10 $ / 1 day, with life jackets and sun umbrellas. To rent your boat on the marina and contacts. You should stay Inle 1 night to be able to fully explore the nuances of this place.
Second largest city in Myanmar after Yangon, and is a destination and transit point for the most popular with tourists Myanmar. The sights include the monastery Shwenandaw Wooden Pagoda Kuthodaw Paya to book the world’s largest, hill Mandalay, the Royal Palace, the pagoda Mahamuni Buddha image attached sheets of real gold, bridges U-bein – tree The world’s longest wooden bridge and monastery in Amarapura.
City is located near important archaeological western border of Myanmar. Marauk center-U is the second largest temple tourism Myanmar, Bagan after. Temples here are built of bricks, unlike other temples of brick and clay mud in Bagan. The temple is the Shite-Thaung typical, Htukkanthein, Koe-Thaung, Andaw-thein, Lemyethna, Ratana and phrases Ngu’s temple. Of which most spectacular and significant archaeological Shite-Thaung Pagoda least.
7. Shopping in Myanmar
Travel Yangon – Myanmar: In Yangon, where the most exciting shopping Bogyoke Aung San Market. Located in the heart of Yangon, with nearly 2,000 stores, markets that sell everything from goods obtained in Myanmar handicrafts, wood carvings, carpets, jewelry, silk, clothes …