Myanmar offers a world of breathtaking and untouched attractions quite unlike any other in South-East Asia. Formerly known as Burma, this country has quickly become a magnet for grassroots tourism. Myanmar is covered in stunning gold pagodas, scenic lakes, thousands of temples and stupas, lush forest and curious locals who'll truly touch the heart of any traveller that visits. From the tranquil countryside to lively village markets, bustling city centres and ancient ruins - Myanmar has something to intrigue, entice and excite all those who step foot on its magical lands. Travel Talk Myanmar tours cover 4-star accommodation, private and comfortable transportation, domestic flights to save on travel time, unparalleled sights and optional activities.
Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline.
Mandalay is the second largest city in Burma (after Yangon), and a former capital of Myanmar. The city is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar and is centred around the Royal Palace.
Amarapura is a former capital of Myanmar, and now a township of Mandalay city. Amarapura is bounded by the Irrawaddy river in the west, Chanmyathazi Township in the north, and the ancient capital site of Ava in the South.
Ava, ancient capital of central Myanmar (Burma), on the left bank of the Irrawaddy River at the Myitnge confluence. It is linked by a road and rail bridge, 5,894 feet (1,796 m) long, to the town of Sagaing.
Sagaing is the capital of the Sagaing Region of Myanmar. It is located in the Irrawaddy River, 20 km to the south-west of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river. Sagaing with numerous Buddhist monasteries is an important religious and monastic centre.
Mingun is best known for its gigantic, unfinished stupa, the Mingun Pahtodawgyi, which was meant to be the largest in the world (at a projected height of 150 metres), but now lies ravaged by earthquakes on the western banks of the Irrawaddy.
Bagan is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar.
Heho gateway of Inle Lake and the famous Kalaw region of Myanmar. From here you can visit the Green Lake, the blue sky deep into each other. Water surface rolled wave, sparkling, white flock of birds flying sky.
Picturesque Inle Lake, famous for its floating villages and gardens and the unique way of life of the local Intha people, with their living communities based entirely on the water.
Mahāgandhāyon Monastery is a monastic college located in Amarapura, Myanmar. The monastery is known for its strict adherence to the Vinaya.
The name "Irrawaddy" is an English corruption of Ayerawaddy Myit, which some scholars translate as "river that brings blessings to the people."
Kuthodaw Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, Burma, that contains the world's largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon.
The building was originally part of the royal palace at Amarapura, before it was moved to Mandalay, where it formed the northern section of the Hmannan (Glass Palace) and part of the king's royal apartments. The building was heavily gilt with gold and adorned with glass mosaic work.
Mount Popa is an extinct volcano 1518 metres above sea level, and located in central Myanmar in the region of Mandalay about 50 km southeast of Bagan in the Pegu Range. It can be seen from the Ayeyarwady River as far away as 60 km in clear weather.
The Shwezigon Pagoda or Shwezigon Paya is a Buddhist stupa located in Nyaung-U, Myanmar. A prototype of Burmese stupas, it consists of a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples and shrines.
Kyansittha Umin means "the cave of Kyansittha". This cave is a lowe, unpretentious brick structure with long dark corridors. Located only a short distance west of Nyaung U village is the Kyansittha Umin. This place is served as a temple for a place of lodging the monks.
Manuha Temple is a Buddhist temple built in Myinkaba, by captive Mon King Manuha in 1067, according to King Manuha's inscriptions. It is a rectangular building of two storeys. The building contains three images of seated Buddhas and an image of Buddha entering Nirvana.
The Ananda temple is a Buddhist temple that was built at the beginning of the XII Century in the city of Bagan during the Pagan Dynasty. Its main feature is the relation between religion, politics and architecture that has a deeply influences on its morphology and plan.
The Sulamani is a large, very elegant multi storey structure from the late Bagan period. The temple was built during the reign of King Narapatisithu, a very prosperous time in Bagan. During his long reign several of Bagan’s most impressive monuments were built, such as the Dhammayazika and the Gawdawpalin temple.
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery is considered the oldest and largest one among the Inle lake community. This wooden temple was built on stilts among the floating gardens at least 200 years ago.