As soon as you read the title of this article, probably you think of countries in the Middle East or South Asia? not exactly true, this country is located in Southeast Asia which it joins the regional organization ASEAN “The Association of Southeast Asian Nations” that is called Burma or Myanmar. A country in Southeast Asia with more than 100 ethnic groups and having a common border with India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand whose recent capital is Naypyidaw.
Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, offers bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the huge sixth-century Shwedagon pagoda, which houses Buddhist relics. Throughout colonized history, Burma has become a country colonized by the United Kingdom. But, today we’re going to talk about tourism in Burma, let’s go!
The Shwedagon Pagoda or Shwedagon Pagoda is a remarkable stupa located on the hill of Singuttara in Rangoon, Burma. This Buddhist holy place is the first religious center of Burma because according to legend, it contains relics of four ancient Buddhas, including eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha. Visitors when visiting this pagoda will be automatically greeted by the golden stupa. As the ancient capital, Yangon is known to be an identical city of commercial life, but the fact that the pagoda is a Buddhist site in Burma now shows that this country is still renowned for its cultural and religious life.
Land of Caves in Pindaya
Pindaya is home to the legendary cave of 8,000 Buddhas, more precisely 8097. It is primarily a Buddhist pilgrimage site, where believers flock in droves throughout the year. However, the site remains open to tourists, also throughout the year. You can also visit these caves in Burma. This pindaya cave is like the right choice for the holidays. When entering the cave, tourists will easily understand that the cave wall is covered with images of the Buddhist figure. There are even thousands of Buddha statues that can be found in this cave of different sizes.
Tourists who love natural sites for vacations, such as lake tourism; Inle Lake in Burma has become one of the must-see destinations.
If you want to visit Inle Lake, come especially in October and September because these two months take place the Hpaung Daw U festival or a Buddhist festival. The vast Inle Lake is located in the Shan Mountains in central Burma. Near its southern tip, the phaung Daw U multi-level pagoda houses golden statues. In the hills that rise near the village of Indein, the stupas of the Shwe Indein pagoda resemble a field of golden arrows. This, you can make the holidays in natural situation as well as in sacred situation!