Exotic tours to Myanmar are a fascinating journey through the most mysterious country in Southeast Asia. Ancient Burma amazes with an abundance of religious sights and, not without reason, holidays in Myanmar are called holidays in the country of a thousand pagodas.
Myanmar tour operator recommends that all travelers from Moscow and other regions visit the most picturesque places of ancient Burma: the city of Bagan, which has more than 5 thousand Buddha temples, the Chaittiyo pagoda, the gilded Shwedagon pagoda 98 meters high, the sacred place of all Buddhists, the city of Mandalay with a majestic resting Buddha statue.
Beach holidays in Myanmar are very diverse. This amazing country does not have a flat coastline, so Burma can be safely called the Mecca of divers and explorers of reefs and a vibrant underwater world. Golden sand and clear water, comfortable hotels in major cities and small guest houses in all the towns and villages of Myanmar, restaurants with spicy and spicy local cuisine, vibrant entertainment at night and the most amazing souvenirs purchased in shops and bustling markets – that’s all magnificent Myanmar that was Burma, or Burma that became Myanmar. Land of mysteries and smiles!
Major cities: Yangon, Mandalay, Mawlamyine
Time: 3 and a half hours ahead of Moscow
Flight: Singapore Airlines with a stop in Singapore and Aeroflot + Bangkok Air with a stop in Bangkok are supported from Myanmar
Language: The official language is Burmese, but Chinese and Chinese are also common local languages (Karen, Mon, Shan).
Visa: a visa invitation is issued within 2 weeks, the visa itself is placed at the airport upon arrival, (passport valid for at least 6 months)
Climate: the climate here is tropical, monsoon. There are three seasons: wet, cool and hot. The wet season lasts from late May to late October. At this time, the most abundant heavy rains fall on the coast and in Lower Myanmar. From about mid-April, constant rains begin in the south of Tenasserim, by mid-May the monsoon covers the south of Myanmar, and in early June the whole country. The rainy season ends just as gradually: in Central Myanmar in September, in Tenasserim in December. The cool season lasts from late October to mid-February, when the rainy season ends and the temperature in Yangon, Bagan and the coast is in the range of 24-26 degrees, and the water temperature does not fall below 20 degrees.
Myanmar (formerly Burma)– Stretching over 1,930 kilometers from the Northern Himalayas to the Andaman Sea, Myanmar borders India and Bangladesh to the northwest, China and Laos to the northeast, and Thailand to the east and southeast. The vast territory of Myanmar – 678 thousand square meters. km – accommodated different natural and climatic zones. In the center of the country, flat lands dominate, characterized by a hot arid climate, and in the north, the snow-white peaks of the Himalayas rise. In the northwestern mountainous regions, a mild cool climate reigns. Along the east coast, golden beaches stretch for many kilometers, washed by the gentle waters of the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar is called the “Land of Golden Pagodas”, a country whose history goes back more than 2.5 thousand years. The Burmese are caring and zealous about their culture, Buddhist monasteries and temple centers.
The population of Myanmar is about 50 million inhabitants, of which 5-7 million live in the capital city of Yangon. In total, according to various estimates, from 50 to 140 peoples, nationalities and tribes live in Myanmar.
The main dish of national cuisine is rice and noodles, which are served with meat, fish, vegetables, salads, soup, various sauces and seasonings: onion, ginger, garlic, chili sauce. Curry is less spicy than its Thai counterpart. The city is dominated by Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants, while European dishes are offered, as a rule, only in hotels. It is customary to eat soup with spoons, and everything else with your hands.
The Ayeyarwaddy River, Myanmar’s main waterway, is the lifeblood of coastal residents. Cruise passengers will be able not only to enjoy amazing views, but also to observe the traditional activities of the local population: fishing, religious rituals, crafts. A breathtaking view will open up on your way to Bamo as the cruise passes three steep forested gorges.
About 5,000 monuments of culture and history, temples, monasteries dating back to the period of the 11th-13th centuries have created an undeniable status of the center of Buddhist culture for Bagan. The city is spread over an area of 42 sq. km, on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River.
The rulers of Burma in the 11th-13th centuries paid great attention to the construction of pagodas and temples. While their wooden palaces burned down or were destroyed over time, hundreds of temples and pagodas on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River still arouse admiration and delight.
Inle Lake in Shan State is 100 km long and 5 km wide. More than 200 villages are located on its banks and right on the water. The locals call themselves Inta, which means “sons of the lake”. They build bamboo huts with thatched roofs on piles hammered into the bottom and grow vegetables and flowers right on the water, creating picturesque lake gardens – rafts woven from roots and grass, on top of which earth is poured, richly fertilized with bottom silt. To prevent such a garden from floating away, it is pinned to the bottom with bamboo poles. The water in the lake is crystal clear, and the shores are picturesque.
Built on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, the city of Mandalay is the epitome of the history of the kingdom of Myanmar and its spiritual and religious traditions. The legacy of the Empire vividly reflects the Royal Palace, richly decorated with gold and exquisite wood carvings. The most famous and significant religious shrine of Mandalay is the Mahamuni Temple, which houses the statue of the most revered Buddha in Mandalay. It is believed that Buddha Sakyamuni himself was present at the construction of this statue and illuminated it with his aura. Visitors cover the Buddha with golden leaves, and now the layer of golden leaves is about 15 cm. The face of the Buddha is specially protected by glass, the facial expression is calm and unperturbed.