Other Destinations

Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock)

khtiyoGolden Rock, in Myanmar language known as KyiteHteeYoe Pagoda is one of the breath-taking and also a sacred place for Myanmar people. It is located in Mon State and perched on the highest mountain of Paunglaung mountain range. To travel to KyiteHteeYoe pagoda, it will take a 4-hour drive from Yangon, where it will proceed in an open truck uphill to hermit hill. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo.

Pyin Oo Lwin

polPYIN Oo LWIN ( Maymyo). Just 2-3 hours by car away from Mandalay, but climate and scenery is quite different. Pine trees and other subtropical vegetation dot the landscape among English style houses and gardens. In the city centre, with its Clock Tower and old shop houses, the colorful horse drawn carriages are still the preferred mode of transport.


monywaMonywa, is located in Sagaing Division, in Myanmar, and geographically 136km northwest of Mandalay along the eastern bank of River Chindwin. It will take 3 hours drive from Mandalay via Sagaing in order to get to Monywa. There are many places to visit around in the area and one of many attractions is the Poewindaung mountain caves where visitors can observe the incredible stone curving and mural paintings all over the cave.

Mount Popa

MountPopaFifty kilometers southeast of Bagan in Central Myanmar at the base of Mt Popa is a solitary peak topped by gold stupas. The Popa Taungkalat shrine is the favoured home of 37 Mahagiri Nats or aminist spirit entities, statues of which can be found at its base. These spirits were once so important to the country's early Kings that it was essential for them to consult the Nats before commencing their reign.

To reach the top, you need to remove shoes and socks and climb the 777 steps to the summit. Along the way are a multitude of monkeys expecting treats. Sometimes they can get a little aggressive so it's recommended that you keep a tight grip on your possessions!
Popa means "flower" in Sanskrit and you will find bottled flowers that you can purchase as offerings at the temple.
Nearby, on the side of Mount Popa is the Mt Popa resort, a beautiful and luxurious 5 star hotel complex with an excellent restaurant featuring Burmese and European dishes.


pindayaPINDAYA, famous for its caves housing more than 8000 Buddha images. No one seems to know how they all got there. Most of them are at least hundreds of years old while others are recent additions. They have been placed in such a way that they form a passage through the caves. Pindaya is surrounded by some very beautiful scenery.


kalawKALAW in the Shan State is another cool place to be during the hottest months of the year. Many ethnic minority villages around and interesting market in town. Good trekking down to Inle Lake or to Pindaya.


putaoPutao (Burmese: ပူတာအိုမြို့) is the northernmost town of Kachin State, Myanmar. It is the principal town in Putao Township. It can only be reached by road during summer (for nationals) but is accessible year round by air if there are sufficient tourist groups to justify a plane. The area around Putao is famous for the variety of endemic birds and rare orchids, which grow naturally. Many orchid lovers are especially attracted by the so-called "Black Orchid" that can be found in the mountains east and west of Putao. Hkakabo Razi and other snow-capped mountains are visible from Putao. Putao attracts also enthusiasts, hiking to Hkakabo Razi base camp, located close to Tahaundam.

Hkakabo Razi Mountain

Hkakabo Razi Mountain and other snow-capped mountains are visible from Putao. Putao attracts also enthusiasts, hiking to Khakaborazi base camp, located close to Tahaundam.

Hkamti Long

Hkamti Long (also Khamti Long) is the former name of the princely state around the city of Putao settled by the Hkamti Shan people. The name means "Great Place of Gold" in the Hkamti Shan language [1]. Nowadays, there are Rawang and Lisu nationalities which are already regarded as Kachin nationalities. The seven-day-trek to West-Putao's mountain region, in which explorers found that there are Hta Lone (Hta Rone) ethnic whose height are lower than four feet. The population of this ethnic minority is so few nowadys that they are facing the threat of being extinct. The area covered by Hkamti Long may have included parts of what is now Kachin State (where Putao is located) as well as that of Shan State.



Yangon is the biggest city as well as the former capital and Major gateway to Myanmar. Before 1775, Yangon known as Dagon by the Shwedagon Pagoda. In 1775 the King Alaungpayawas found the Konebaung Dynasty conquered Lower Myanmar and renamed as Yangon. Yangon also known as the ‘Garden City of the East ‘ beacause of it evergreen tropical trees, shady parks with beautiful blossoms and lakes .Yangon city is divided into 39 townships and covers an area of 400 sq.km and has a population of approximately 6 million. The most fascinating Place in the city which dominates the skyline of Yangon with 98m tall is Shwedagon Pagoda . It’s also the landmark of Myanmar. The golden dome is covered with 11toms of pure gold with 1800 carets of Diamond and other precious gems . Another attraction Places in Yangon are National Museum where national and culture heritages of entire Myanmar are preserved , Bogyoke Market wher the local Jewelleries, art and crafts are available, Sule Pagoda with unique architectural style, 70m long Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image , Kabar Aye Pagoda and MahaPasana Cave where the sixth Buddhist Synod was held .
Yangon, the most heavily populated city in Myanmar with four million has streets that are safe any time of the day and night. The city has the river port as it is bounded to the south and west by the Yangon River. Yangon has a lush, park like and tranquil atmosphere as soon as one leaves the relatively small downtown area.
Yangon has some interesting culinary possibilities since there has Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, French, Italian restaurants. For the transportation, tour operators use deluxe sightseeing vehicles. Taxies are available everywhere in the city. All other tourist destination has been accessible from Yangon by Air or by Land.


Thanlyin is situated at the confluence of the Yangon and Bago Rivers, to be exact, on the southern bank of the Bago River. The colonial town of Thanlyin was built by the British for its port and petroleum fefinery plant .It is also a sub- urban town, a few miles away from Yangon ,across 1.5mile- long bridge, Attraction places in Thanlyin are Kyaik –Khauk Pagoda and Yele Pagoda.


Bago, an ancient capital of the Mon Kingdom said to have founded in 573 In 16th Century Burmes took over the capital when king “ Tabinshwehti” annexed Bago to his “ Taungoo” second dynasty kingdom . It is situated only 80km from Yangon. Bagoattraction places are kanbawzathadi Palace site ,Museum, Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda , ShweTahLyaung Reclining Pagoda (55m Long), four high and huge Buddha images of Kyaik Pun Pagoda etc..


 A boat trip to Twante (24km from Yangon) along the Tawnte canal takes about 2hr. Twanteis noted for its pottery and cotton weaving industries and also affords visitors an opportunity to see life along the canal.


The Famous Legendry Pagoda on the Golden Rock is about 160km from Yangon , Located in the Mon State . This Pagoda is situated on a rocky mountain 3615 ft above the sea level. The season of pilgrimage is from October to May. According to legend Pagoda has been build during the life-time of the Buddha over 2400 years. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and the Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay.


Pyay (Prome) is only 288km north of Yangon , situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady River, is an important commercial center for trade between the AyeyarwaddyDelata, Central and Upper Myanmar and the Rakhine State. Sevral trains run daily from Yangon ever since the first railway line served in Myanmar in 1877 . Pyay was Anglicized as Prome after the second Anglo –Myanmar war and in ancient times was known as Thay- khittra (Sri Ksetra), the ancient Pyu Capital about 5 miles to the east , is interesting place to visit because of their historical importance and archaeological sites. Attraction places in Pyay are Shwesandaw Pagoda. Sehtetgyi Pagoda, Baw BawGyi Pagoda, Payama Pagoda and Ahkauktaungwhivh was the custom Port in the ancient time and it is known for its carving of Buddha images on the cliff along the river. Normally we do it as a stop over between long drive of Yangon and Bagan.

Nay Pyi Taw

Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of Myanmar , is located between the BagoYoma and Shan Yoma mountain ranges . The previous capital is Yangon, on 6 November 2005, the administrative capital of the country was officially moved to a greenfield 3.2km west of Pyinmana, and approximately 320km north of the Yangon. On 27 March 2006 the capital’s official name Nay Pyi Taw was announced. The city covers an area of 7054.37 sq.km and has apopulation of 924608. It is also one of the host cities for the Southeast Asian Games. Attraction places in Nay pyi Taw are Uppatasanti Pagoda, the Gem Museum, Myoma Market, Water Fountain Garden, ThattaThattahaMahaBawdi Pagoda and Zological Garden.