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  • 1. Boating

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    Although the inboard motors make boat trips around Inle Lake loud (we recommend earplugs), they're still languid and, more importantly, the...Read More

  • 2. Shwedagon Pagoda

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 325-foot-tall gilded pagoda is Yangon's top tourist attraction and, at 2,500 years old, the world's oldest pagoda. It is simply stunning...Read More

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  • 3. U Bein Bridge

    Bridge/Tunnel

    The world's longest teak bridge runs three-quarters of a mile over Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, Burma's former capital and now part of Mandalay...Read More

  • 4. Yout-Saun-Kyaung Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A Myanmar Cultural Heritage Site, the towering Yout-Saun-Kyaung monastery (1882) is Salé's major point of interest for its superb, intricately...Read More

  • 5. Bagan Archaeological Museum

    Old Bagan | Museum/Gallery

    Complement the stupa ogling with a visit to this museum, which is a short walk from Ananda Temple and Old Bagan's restaurant row. It's been...Read More

  • 6. Bagan Archaeological Zone

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Some 2,200 11th- to 13th-century ruins dot Bagan, an enormous amount but a mere fraction of the more than 10,000 that once stood. The temples...Read More

  • 7. Buddha Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Shan ethnic group has its own unique culture but, because this is a government-run museum, you'll find no symbols of it here. Instead, eye...Read More

  • 8. Dallah and Twante

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Just across the river from Yangon is the small village of Dallah, reached by ferry from the city's jetty. It's a 10-minute ride where you'll...Read More

  • 9. Floating Gardens

    Nampan Village | Garden/Arboretum

    A far cry from the vegetable farms of the west, these floating gardens are a testament to the ingenuity of Inle Lake's villagers. The floating...Read More

  • 10. Inthar Heritage House

    Inpawkhon Village | Garden/Arboretum

    This beautiful wooden house, on stilts in the middle of Inle Lake, was completed in 2008 but appears older, thanks to reclaimed wood from which...Read More

  • 11. Inthein

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Spending an hour or two meandering around this village, which is on land and reached by a narrow canal, is a nice way to break up monotonous...Read More

  • 12. Inya Gallery of Art

    Museum/Gallery

    Yangon native and self-taught artist Aung Myint opened this gallery in 1989. Aung was the first Burmese artist to win an ASEAN Art Award, and...Read More

  • 13. Inya Lake

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The British created this artificial lake in 1883, and it's said to look much the same today as it did then. About 10 km (6 miles) north of downtown...Read More

  • 14. Kaung Daing

    Kaung Daing Village | Bath/Hot Spring

    Five miles from Nyaung Shwe is this sleepy village inhabited by the Intha ethnic group, who live around Inle Lake. Shan tofu is made here using...Read More

  • 15. Lokanat Galleries

    Museum/Gallery

    The motto of this gallery, which opened in 1971 and claims to be Myanmar's longest-running gallery, is "Truth, Beauty, Love." The nonprofit...Read More

  • 16. Man Paya Pagoda

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This serenely monumental Buddha, completely covered in gold, dates back to the late 13th or early 14th century and is said to be the largest...Read More

  • 17. Mandalay Hill

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The city's name is derived from this hill, which, at nearly 800 feet, can seem a lot more like a mountain when you're schlepping up it on a...Read More

  • 18. Mandalay Palace

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The last royal palace of the ultimate Burmese monarchy, Kings Mindon and Thebaw's onetime residence was built between 1857 and 1859 in accordance...Read More

  • 19. Mount Popa

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    If you've got an extra day in Bagan and have tired of the temples, this is an easy half-day trip. Fifty miles southeast of Bagan, the extinct...Read More

  • 20. New Treasure Art Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    Halfway between the Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake is this gallery, which is owned in part by Min Wae Aung, Burma's best-selling artist, most...Read More

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