During your trip to Burma, you can not miss the opportunity to admire the captivating beauty of the Inle Lake - Myanmar's famous scenic lake. Indeed, the lake is often selected in the Asian destinations that the travelers of five continents must explore. So, do you also want to come and explore the heavenly beauty of Inle Lake?

The Inle Lake in Myanmar - a landscape that is peaceful, beautiful, wild and charismatic

The Inle Lake bears the image of a quiet rural area but lively as an urban place by the presence of so many foreign tourists. The Inle Lake is a special destination in Bang Shan and is one of the most profitable sources of income for government and people in this region.
A great way to experience the beauty of the entire Inle Lake in Myanmar is to rent a boat and explore the scenery. The boat leaves the Nyaungshwe village wharf and then floats on the water. The wind blows gently, houses on both sides of the lake are quickly left behind, and the elephant grasses sway in the sunlight. Sometimes we can meet the boats coming in the opposite direction. The visitors, who are enormously excited, raise their hands to greet. You can also admire the calm and tranquility of the local population. The atmosphere here is really clear and fresh.

The green water and the deep blue sky blend in harmony. The boats become smaller on the waves of water and under the reflections of the sun, they shine like millions of stars hidden at the bottom of the lake. Herds of white birds fly in the sky. They follow the boats floating on the water, and sometimes suddenly fly into the air, sometimes play with the waves and let their wings touch the water. The scene undoubtedly brings a great emotional impression on the visitors.
The Inle Lake in Myanmar has refreshing natural scenery, with the harmonious beauty of blue water and the flamboyant red sunset. The life here is very quiet. It is the kindness of the residents around the lake that creates a good impression on travelers during your tours in Burma. The immensity and beauty of the Inle Lake will fascinate you.

The magnificent sunset on the Inle Lake

Under the magnificent light of the flaming red sunset, the image of the rowing boat seems to be well shown up in the dark sky. One admires a unique technique of directing the boats with one leg. They row and collect fishing nets in an impressive way. The wind blows and it seems that a nostalgic feeling surges in the souls of visitors, urging them to explore new lands. All are merged to form a sweet symphony flowing softly in the blood of travelers. The sunset slowly covers the entire Inle Lake and the boats still float over the waves. To the west, the sun disappeared quickly behind the mountains, so fast that we have not yet had enough time to admire the dark red of the sky.
The sunset on the Inle Lake is really wonderful. Do not forget to make your tours in Burma with a trip to the Inle Lake for an unforgettable and impressive experience.

Discover the exciting lives of people living on Inle Lake

On Inle Lake are 17 floating villages. You will find there many fields, gardens, and floating houses. A bridge spans the lake and wooden electric pillars persist between the sky, the earth and the waves of water. Here is the village of In Dein, situated to the west of the lake, with its canals flowing slowly in a forest of elephant grasses, or you can discover the floating market of Ywama once every 5 days. There is also a cat monastery where monks teach cats to jump through rings in their free time. There is also the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda - a sacred spiritual place for the Buddhists living around the lake. This pagoda is also one of the must-visit destinations of tourists during their trip to Myanmar.
There are also many traditional craft villages. Every day, local people live and work in various trades such as weaving, cigarette, embroidery, craft manufacturing, silver jewelry, etc. Tourists in their tours in Burma will be impressed by the kindness, simplicity of the inhabitants and the wonderful beauty of Inle Lake. Indeed, the life in the old villages by the lake and floating villages on the water are extremely attractive for Western tourists. Discovering the exciting life of people living on the Inle Lake is one of the most incredible experiences during the trip to Myanmar.
By visiting a weaving village, visitors will be surprised by the material of fabric. Here, the village is called the lotus weaving village (Lotus). Local people do not work with cotton yarn; they have a great way to extract lotus fibers instead. Being patient and so skillful, they get lotus filaments spinning them into the thread to weave products whose designs and colors are unique and exceptional. This is perhaps a unique weaving material in the world.
In addition, a trip to the Inle Lake in Myanmar is the opportunity for visitors not only to discover the life of Intha, craft villages but also to visit the colorful floating markets or admire the famous Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Moreover, this Burma trip is a good chance to explore the life of many other ethnic groups such as the Shan, Pa-O, Danu, Taung-yo and Kayah in neighboring villages.

 

Another interesting and probably the unique feature of this area is that visitors can easily encounter the image of the man dressed in Longyi (a long traditional dress), standing on the tips of the fishing boats. He throws the fishing nets while quietly direct oars with one foot as a real artist on the immense lake. This image in the red sky of a sunset probably evokes a very keen feeling for visitors during their trip to Myanmar.
The people around Lake Inle meet their own needs through the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables and legumes, such as tomatoes, beans, cabbage, onions, garlic, betel, melons, papayas, and bananas. They can also grow rice, especially towards the southern end of the lake. On Inle Lake are many famous resorts and beautiful restaurants scattering along the shoreline, or floating villages with many traditional trades to preserve the identity of the lake and also serve to attract tourists.
During your trip to Inle Lake in Myanmar, you will have the opportunity to attend the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival. The festival, which lasts nearly three weeks, takes place at the end of September or in October, just after the Thadingyut festival where the people of Shan and Intha wear new dresses and celebrate together the end of the period of Buddhist fasting. They are very religious and it is quite normal for them to use all the money saved during the year for this annual event. The procession of Buddha statues around the village and the floating farms and a competition of boats are two inseparable activities of this important festival.
Magnificent landscapes and a wealth of culture that the residents living on the Inle Lake still retain until today give a big impression to tourists in Myanmar. During your Myanmar travel, enjoy the exceptional beauty of the Inle Lake, an unmissable stop for most travelers.

Located at an altitude of 1,100m above sea level, Kyaikhiyo is a famous pagoda in Myanmar, due to its spectacular location. It is an exceptional beauty, which is both natural and spiritual, and not to be missed during your tours in Burma.

The legendary pagoda of Golden Rock

There are many different legends about this mysterious pagoda. But the legend most often transmitted by many people is the story about TaikTha, a hermit. During his visit to the Earth, the Buddha gave a privilege to a committee of monks to protect and preserve Buddhist treasures. The Buddha also graciously agreed to give them a sacred hair. One of the monks kept the Buddha's hair carefully in his boundless happiness. At the time of his death, he was warned by the King of Heaven. He wished to hand over the relic to his adopted child, King Tissa. After a long consideration, he decided to give the hair, but under the circumstance that the relic is stored in a rock in the shape of his head.
The King of Heaven agreed and went to the coast to look for a rock similar to his head and put it on a cliff. Then he created a hole so that the monk could place the sacred relic there. The monk was very happy and gave the relic of the Buddha respectfully. Thus the king built a new pagoda above the relic.
This temple was named Kyaikhiyo whose word "Kyaik" means "pagoda" and "HiYo" means "monk's head." The whole means a temple located at the top of the monk.
It is believed that thanks to the Buddha's hair, the Golden Rock has been in balance for hundreds of years.

About the pagoda

The Kyaikhiyo Pagoda or the Golden Rock is located on the mountain of the same name, 200 km from Yangon. This pagoda was built in 2500 BC. And it is also one of the three most important pagodas to visit during Burma tours.
Located on a large rock of the hill of the same name, Kyaikhiyo attracts tourists thanks to the pagoda as well as the rock covered with gold. No matter the time of day, when the sun is present, the pagoda is as bright as a corner of sky. Yet, in the night, the golden temple is even more brilliant and more magical under the reflection of lights.
The Kyaikhiyo Pagoda of Myanmar has many Buddha statues placed in a special environment. Some statues are encrusted with thousands of diamonds, precious stones, and bells cast from gold.

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Travel to Kyaikhiyo - a journey to a sacred land of Buddha in Myanmar

To come to worship Buddha and pray in the pagoda, people can only go by truck or walk through the forest to the foot of Mountain Kyaikhiyo. From the foot to the summit of the mountain, people must make the journey by road. On the way, there are no cables so you will have to rest by yourself. Of course, there is another way that will help you to spend less energy, which is by palanquin. It is a kind of hammock worn by four men. The visitor will sit in the middle. The price for each round is about 14USD, including 10 USD charge of the procession and 4 USD tip for men who carry you to the top of the pagoda. Normally it takes an hour to reach the summit.
Due to local traditions, the pagoda on the Golden Rock only allows men to approach near the rock and pagoda to pray or make a contribution to the pagoda. Women remain outside barriers.
Each day, the Kyaikhiyo Temple can accommodate hundreds of tourists and also groups of monks visiting the pagoda to beg for food.
According to the inhabitants of Myanmar, the pagoda on the Golden Rock is a sacred place. People who come here to pray and to admire the Buddha will be blessed. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to make the Myanmar travel, do not forget to visit the Kyaikhiyo Pagoda, one of the wonders of Southeast Asia.

Being one of four famous tourist destinations in Burma, with Bagan, Yangon and Inle Lake, Mandalay city has fascinated tourists in their trip to Myanmar for more than 142 years. Let's go together to discover the most beautiful sites of Mandalay to better understand the special attraction of the city.

Tourist attractions in Mandalay

Things to remember when making a Mandalay tour:
• The main means of transport to Mandalay is the taxi. You can rent a taxi for a day here at the price of 25,000 kyats. In addition, you can also rent a car if you travel in a group for 45,000 kyats / day.
• To avoid a boring or repetitive journey in your Mandalay tour, you can follow the following route: Mandalay Hill first, monasteries second, next the Sagaing Hill, then Inwa and finally the U Bein Bridge.
• You must wear proper clothing when visiting pagodas.
• Food and drink are not expensive in Mandalay, as a buffet in a restaurant "All you can eat" cost you only 3,000 kyats.

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Mandalay Hill - an attractive tourist destination in Mandalay

Mandalay Hill
Upon arrival in the city, Mandalay Hill immediately draws all attention. The 230-meter hill is the hallmark of Buddhism, when King Mindon moved the Burmese capital to Mandalay in the 19th century. During his reign, he built many monasteries and was the instigator of a Buddhist writing carved out of precious stones.
Here, visitors to Myanmar can relax in a peaceful atmosphere. You can admire a magnificent panoramic view of Mandalay in the evening or morning dew from the top of the hill. This explains why the Mandalay Hill has become one of the most important and impressive sites of Mandalay.

Royal Palace in Mandalay

The Royal Palace of Mandalay is located in a set of 413 acres and is famous for its fortified ramparts with beautiful moats around. The palace was built between 1857 and 1859. It operated as a permanent fort. Its 12 doors represent the 12 signs of the zodiac. The palace was burnt down due to a bomb during World War II, but was completely renovated in 1989 and became the most attractive tourist spot of Mandalay.
The palace opens a single door to foreigners. An entry ticket costs 10,000 kyats. In the palace, there are also residential areas as well as many other villages outside the palace. In the center is the main palace.

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda

When you make your Burma tours, you will learn that Maha Myat Muni Pagoda is one of the popular attractions in Mandalay. What makes it particularly interesting is a bronze statue weighing 6.5 tons and measuring 4 m in height. The crown of the statue is generously decorated with innumerable rubies, emeralds and brilliant diamonds. Many Buddhist followers contributed with money, which allowed the whole of the Buddha statue to be covered with a layer of 15cm thick gold. For this reason, some tourists feel that the statue did not keep its original state.

Kuthodaw Paya Pagoda

Located at the foot of Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Paya Pagoda is a popular tourist destination not only in Mandalay but also all over the world because it is a place where the world's greatest Buddhist scriptures are preserved. The Pagoda was built in the 1800s with more than 729 towers where stone tablets are carved with Buddha prayers. One feature that is unique and special in this famous pagoda is that many jasmines are planted here, which permeates the whole pagoda with a light and unique fragrance.

Mahar Aung Myay Market

Talking about Mandalay in Burma makes us think of once about 3 things: jade, temples and teak wood. Maybe for this reason, if you make a Mandalay tour, it will be a great regret not to be able to visit the Mahar Aung Myay market. It is the most important place in the world for the trade of jade. Here, you can buy jewelry made of precious stones such as bracelets, rings, earrings, pendants. The price of the products is not expensive (or at least cheaper than in the West), so you can certainly buy beautiful gifts for your relatives and friends during your Myanmar tours.
A Mandalay tour can be both exciting and impressive. Finding the useful information before the tour will help you to explore as much as possible the beautiful sights of Burma. Our agency will accompany you in this exceptional discovery.