10 Photos That Will Make You Want To Go To Myanmar Now

Myanmar will make you fall in love. It is a land of extraordinary architecture, culture – a landscape strewn with gilded pagodas and beautiful temples. It’s definitely a must-visit place for all the travellers out there.

Great Overland Adventure during their Asian leg of the drive, explored the magnificent Myanmar which was the last country on #GLAadventure’s itinerary, before the made in India Mercs drive back home.

Read: #GLAadventure’s Iconic Journey In Myanmar

This country of 55 million is rapidly evolving and blossoming into a worthy stop for tourists from all over the world. From beautiful Yangon to spectacular temple town of Bagan to the most photographed site – U-Bein Bridge – Myanmar boasts a plethora of awe-inspiring sights.

Here are 10 picture of Myanmar, which are likely to inspire you for your next adventure!

1. The Golden wonder – Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites and it is some 2,500 years old.

2. The Karaweik royal barge on Kandawgyi Lake

The most popular landmark in Yangon, Karaweik Hall is simply hard to ignore.

3. Heaven on earth – Temple town of Bagan

According to the ancient chronicles there were once 4446 temples spread across its wide plains but today only around 2200 remain.

4. Naypyidaw, a post-apocalypse suburbia!

Naypyidaw, the isolated capital of Myanmar. It first became the capital of Myanmar in 2006, after the government decided to move the capital from Yangon.

5. Myanmar’s most photographed site – U-Bein Bridge

It is also one of world’s longest teak footbridge which gently curves 1300 yards across the shallow Taungthaman Lake.

6. The mighty Maha Bodhi Tahtaung in Monywa

This is a famous Buddhist monastery located in Monywa Township and is well-known for the Giant Standing Buddha statue, which is the second largest in the world.

7. The good old Gurudwara in Monywa which was built by Indian Army

The Gurudwara in Monywa is quite special, as it was established by the Indian Army in 1885 and is still functional.

8. At the top of the world – Mandalay Hill

This is the commercial hub of Myanmar. Did you know Mandalay is named after this 240 metres (790 ft) high hill that is located to the northeast of the city centre?

9. The monks of Myanmar

Postcard memories from Myanmar!

10. Cruise along the Irrawaddy River

This is country’s largest river and has shaped Burma’s history. Great OverLand Adventure team’s recommendation: The Irrawaddy River cruise is a must to-do when in Bagan.
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