In Myanmar, there are so many photo type places. In Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle are the most attraction to the tourists and these places are the main tourists’ destinations. But Myanmar has still many remaining attraction places to photograph.
Now Yangon is no longer the capital of Myanmar, it is still largest and commercial important city. In Yangon so many photo type places such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi, the Karaweik barge etc. Yangon has the several number of the colonial heritage buildings. Yangon General Hospital, Bogyoke Market (Scott Market), Yangon General Railway Station, The City Hall, the High Court, Port Commissioner , the Banks , General Post Office and the Strand Hotel are some of the colonial buildings. Sule Pagoda is in the heart of the city Yangon. There is Independence monument near Sule Pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda, the world greatest pagoda gilded with golden leaves and can see so many pilgrims who offered flowers, incense sticks and candles to Buddha Images.
Shwedagon pagoda is 99 meters (324 ft) tall and situated on Singuttara Hill, to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, and dominates the Yangon skyline.
The impressive huge reclining Buddha situated north east of Shwedagon Pagoda.It is 65m (195 ft) long and 16 m (48 ft) high. This enormous size and the feet of Buddha image attracts to the tourists to photograph.
It locates eastern shore of Kandawgyi lake and not far from Shwedagon pagoda. Now it serves as a buffet restaurant and Cultural Show.
Kyaikhtiyo pagoda known as Golden Rock is in Mon State, Myanmar. It takes 4 hrs drive from Yangon. The Golden Rock is situated 3600 ft above sea level and its situation is very strange against the earth’s gravity. It locates at the edge of the rock and it seems fall down at any time from this rock. There is a small stupa at the top of the huge rock gilded by golden leaves and this golden rock balanced over the edge of the mountain. So this is the attraction for the tourists and the pilgrims all over the world. The Buddha’s relic hair was enshrined in this stupa.
Bagan, the richest Archaeological site in Asia where thousands of temples, pagodas and ruins are. Shwezigon pagoda, the photo type of later Myanmar stupas, built in early 11th century; Wetkyi-inn Gubyaukgyi temple, with fine mural paintings of Jakata scenes; Htilominlo temple, famous for its plaster carvings. Anada temple, architectural masterpiece: Anada Okkyaung, a monastery with 18th century mural paintings and Thatbyinyu, the highest temple in Bagan plain.
Nanphaya temple with giant Buddha Image: the life of prisoner’s impression and Gubyaukgyi temple which has very nice frescoes. Damayangyi temple, the most massive temple, Sulamaniand Lawkanandar Pagoda on the bank of Ayerwaddy River. Bagan is breath taking scenery for the tourists.
Mt. Popa, 45 min drive from ancient Bagan, the extinct volcano and home of Myanmar’s most powerful “Nats” or Spirit Gods. There is a house of 37 Nats (Gods) of human size statues . It is a volcanic area so very fertilized and the plants are being grown very well.
Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar. It locates in the central dry zone of Myanmar by the Ayerwaddy River. Mandalay is our last king's palace situated and will see the statues of our last king and queen of Kong Baung Dynasty in Mandalay Royal Palace.
Buddha Bronze Image which was casted during Buddha’s life time, duplicate of his features. The early morning ritual of washing the Face of Buddha Imagedraws a large crowd of devotees everyday .A visit to Mandalay is incomplete without a visit to Maha Muni Pagoda.
Mandalay Royal Palace
King Mindon founded a new royal capital at the foot of Mandalay Hill. The new capital city site was 66 km2 (25.5 sq mi) in area, surrounded by four rivers.The 1020-acre (413-hectare) citadel was surrounded by four 2,032 m (6,666 ft) long walls and a moat 64 m (210 ft) wide, 4.6 m (15 ft) deep. At intervals of 169 m (555 ft) along the wall, were turrets with gold-tipped spires for watchmen. The walls had three gates on each side, and five bridges to cross the moat.The whole magnificent palace complex was destroyed by a fire during World War II. However, the finely built palace walls, the city gates with their crowning wooden pavilions and the surrounding moat still represent an impressive scene of the Mandalay Palace, "Mya-nan-san-kyaw Shwenandaw", which has been rebuilt using forced labor.
Maha Atumashi Monastery(Incomparable Monastery) is a Buddhist monastery located in Mandalay, Myanmar, which is declared National Treasure.
Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book for its stone slabs of slabs of Buddhist Sculptures.
Famous for its intricate wood-carvings, this monastery is a fragile reminder of the old Mandalay Palace. Actually, it was a part of the old palace later moved to its current site by King Thibaw in 1880.
It is located 7901 ft hill to the northeast of Mandalay city. From this hill can see the Mandalay panoramic view.
It is situated in Minghun, Sagaing region, 11 km (6.8 miles) far away from Mandalay and on the bank of Ayerwaddyriver.The weight of Minghun Bell is 55,555 viss ( 199,999 pounds or 90 tons) and the largest bell in the world until 2000.
Inwa @ AVA
Inwa is located in Mandalay Region, Burma (Myanmar), is an ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms from the 14th to 19th centuries.The outer wall still remains in Inwa.
The capital city was finally abandoned after it was completely destroyed by a series of major earthquakes in March 1839.
The British built this bridge in 1934. It crosses the Ayerwaddy river and still in use recently for the railway and road traffic.
It was the monastic college of the royals educated in 1770s during the Kongbaung period.
Mae Nu Oakkyaung
Popularly known as Me Nu Ok Kyaung (lit. "Me Nu's Brick Monastery"), it was built in 1818 by Nanmadaw Me Nu, the famous Chief Queen of Bagyidaw, for the residence of her religious Preceptor, the NyaungganSayadaw. The earthquake of 1838, damaged it, and in 1873, it was restored by Sinbyumashin, Queen of Mindon, and a daughter of Nanmadaw Me Nu. The building is markedly different from traditional Burmese monasteries, which are constructed with wood, not masonry.
Sagaing is the capital of Sagaing Region in Myanmar. Located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalayon the opposite bank of the river, Sagaing with numerous Buddhistmonasteries is an important religious and monastic center. The pagodas and monasteries crowd the numerous hills along the ridge running parallel to the river. The central pagoda, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, is connected by a set of covered staircases that run up the 240 m hill.
The Kaunghmudaw is located in Sagaing division, known for its egg-shaped design, which stands out among more traditional-style, pyramid-shaped Burmese pagodas by having an arched image chamber in the center of its base. The chamber houses a massive seated 7.3 metres (24 ft)-high Buddha statue, carved out of solid white marble. The head of the Buddha statue alone is about 2.4 meters in diameter. It is believed that the dome was built later around the massive statue.
This hill has numerous pagodas, monasteries and meditation centers known as a peaceful place for Buddhist studies. It is a place one can enjoy the magnificent views over Sagaing.
The Soon OoPonya Shin Pagoda
The Soon OoPonya Shin Pagoda is located on the top of the Sagaing Hill. It is one of the oldest temples on Sagaing Hill. All the pagodas in area, it receives the first of alms offering made. It was built in 1312 by Minister Pon Nya.
Inle Lake is located in NyaungShwe Township, Southern Shan State. It is the second largest lake in Myanmar and estimated surface area is 44.9 square miles. It is famous for unique rower in this lake.The people of Inle lake is called Intha and the other tribes are mostly Shan, TaungYo, Danu, Pa Oh and some are Myanmar. The transportation in Inle Lake is small traditional boat by rowing by unique leg.
The main business in Inle is fishing, growing vegetable on floating garden. The silversmith, gold smith and weaving and cheroot are home industries.
Pindaya Cave is located in small town of Pindaya, Shan State. There are over 8000 of Buddha Images in this cave. One of the legends of Pindaya cave is the giant captured the 7 sisters of Dwe Mae Naw bathing in Boataloat Lake, the foot of this cave and blocked in this cave by his web. The prince Kummabhaya shot the arrow to this giant spider and saved these seven sisters. You can see the sculpture of giant spider and the prince aiming the bow and arrow to this spider at the entrance of Pindaya cave. Another one is that the blocked path at the end of cave leads to ancient Bagan.
Pindaya is famous for its Mulberry paper and umbrella.