Yangon & Its environs
Yangon is the capital city of Myanmar and
main gateway to Myanmar. Yangon also Known as Dagon, was
founded by King Alaungpaya. He conquered the lower Myanmar
in 1755 and renamed Dagon to Yangon. Yangon means "End of
Mandalay & Its environs
Mandalay is situated right in central
Myanmar and on the eastern bank of Ayeyawaddy River about
668 km due north of Yangon. It is the second largest city in
Myanmar and the last capital of Myanmar Dynasty.
Bagan & Its environs
Bagan, an ancient city, can be reached either by boat, road
or by air. Flights fly daily to and fro Bagan-Yangon. Bagan
is the birthplace of Myanmar civilization. Bagan is situated
on the left bank of the Irrawaddy River and about 145 km
southwest of Mandalay. It was the capital of the first
Myanmar Empire in the 11th-13th century.
Mt.Popa & Its environs
About 80 km southeast of Bagan is the Mount Popa is high like a massive pillar.
Every King made a pilgrimage here, considered as the earthly font of power. The
cooler, the higher. It is now a flawless place for eco-tourism.
Inle & Its environs
The Inle Lake is the second largest
natural lake in Myanmar. The most famous and significant
point of the Shan State is the Inle Lake. It is located 30
Km to the south of Taunggyi. Inle is a shallow lake - 22 km
long and 10 km across, 900 meters above sea level among the
hazy blue mountains and, has a population of some 150,000.
Kyaikhtiyo & Its environs
The famous legendary Pagoda on the Golden
Rock about 160 Km from Yangon and 11 km of hiking from the
base camp at Kyaikhtiyo. Visitors can also go by car up to a
point about a mile away from the Pagoda. This pagoda is
situated on a rocky mountain 3615 ft above sea level.
Rakhine & Its environs
Rakhine State (formerly Arakan) is
located on the western part of Myanmar between RakhineYoma
(Mountain ranges) and bay of Bangle, and bordered with
Bangladesh. Rakhine State is narrow coastal region. Sittwe
is the capital city of that state. Having an area of 36,778
km and the population is about 3 million.
Monywa & Its environs
Monywa is 136 km north-west of Mandalay. It lies at the
heart of the Chindwin valley.
The name Monywa comes from "Mont" meaning "delicacy or snack
food" and "Ywa" which is the Myanmar word for village. There
is a legend, which says that in the old days a Myanmar king
fell in love with a seller of delicacy from this town and
made her his queen.
Shan State & Its environs
Shan state is the largest of all states
in Myanmar. The average height is 4000 ft above sea level
the climate is cool all the year round. It has an area of
15580 sq km and the population is roughly over five million.
Historically, Shan is descended from two groups: Mon-Khmer
group and Thai-Chinese group.
Kachin & Its environs
Myitkyina is the capital of Kachin State located in
northern part of Myanmar. May Kha and May Li Kha River,
which originate from Kachin mountain ranges join and form
Ayeyawaddy River. This is the longest river and most useful
in Myanmar. Visitors can tour the confluence of "Malikha"
and "Mehka". They are the source of the Ayeyawaddy River.
Pyay was anglicized, as Proem after the
Second Anglo-Myanmar war and in ancient times was known as
Thaye-khittra (Srikshetra). Srikshetra, the ancient Pyu
capital about five miles to the east, is an interesting
place to be worth visiting because of their historical
importance and archaeological sites.
Located 175 miles from Yangon and is the only place for
the tourists where you can get good accommodation on
Yangon-Mandalay road. Taungoo (Kaytumadi City) was founded
by King Mingyinyo in 1510 A.D and later innovated by King
The "Salon "of Myanmar, who called
themselves, "Moken ", are forgotten people who fight for
their survival. They adopt their way of life as marine
nomads. They are expert in swimming, diving and submerging
in the sea ---- and hence the names "Sea - gypsy "or "Men of
the Sea". The salon can be found in the Southern part of
Myeik Archipelago, which has more than 800 small islands.
Myanmar has two coasts-the western Rakhaing coast facing
the Bay of Bengal and the Southern Taninthayi coast. The
Rakhine Coast, though generally rocky, has some lovely
beaches. One such beach is the Ngapali, close to Thandway
and is Myanmar's leading seaside resort.