From the 9th - 13th centuries Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan and over 10,000 Buddhist pagodas, temples and monasteries were built. Today over 2000 are still left and it seems every sunrise there has hot air balloons to complete the perfect photo: hundred of pagodas, the sunrise, hot air balloons and a jungle-ish terrain.
Myanmar wasn't open to tourists for a very long time, which is part of the reason people are so curious.
Mandalay, which is a city near-ish to Bagan, is also a great place to check out with more beautiful pagodas and interesting architecture.
|Photo credit: Myanmar Tourism|
Traditional Myanmar dishes include gyin thohk (pickled ginger salad), deep fried stuffed tofu, laphet thohk (pickled leaf salad) and sticky rice with shredded coconut.
Your wallet will love Myanmar just as much as you do!
Myanmar is a large country bordered by India and Bangladesh to the North West, China and Laos to the North East, Thailand to the East and the Andaman Sea to the South. Despite all these overland options, it's not that easy (or cheap) to overland into Myanmar. Most people fly in.
Although trains cross the country and are cheap, the country is soooo big! But flights are also cheap and will save you heaps of time.
So with flights to book and tours to organise where should you start?
Personally, we love websites where you can do everything all at once, so for those travelling to Myanmar, it's the perfect website as you can organise absolutely everything on their site, not to mention learn more about beautiful Myanmar.
You can choose to book your flights, hotels and day tours on Flymya's separate sections or you can opt for one of their tour packages: they have everything from 1 day trips to trips that cover the whole country!
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