Many travelers around the world consider Myanmar one of the most mysterious destinations around the world. However, it is one of the most remarkable destinations in Asia due to its distinctive geographical location and characteristics. This is in addition to some of the most notable historical sites that grab the attention of travelers to tour Myanmar.
Myanmar is located in South Eastern Asia on the shores of the Bengal Bay. India and Bangladesh occupy the Northern borders of the country, in the North Eastern section; there are China and Thailand, while the India ocean id located as the Southern border of the country. During the past couple of decades many travelers began spending their vacations in Myanmar.
Tourism is among one of the most important sources of national income of Myanmar. This is because of the many touristic attractions including temples, gardens, and museums that welcome many travelers who spend their vacations in Myanmar.
Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, is one of the most popular touristic destinations that attract many travelers to have wonderful holidays in Myanmar. The city is featured for hosting many various types and sizes of statues of Buddha.
Yangon is nicknamed as the city of gardens. The main reason behind this name is the large number of gardens, natural parks, and numerous tropical trees all over the city. The capital of Myanmar has several museums and temples as well. Many of these attractions are commonly included in travel packages to Myanmar.
One of the most remarkable touristic highlights of the city of Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda. This marvelous architectural masterpiece is featured with its wonderful dome that was constructed in the Stupa style of building. This dome was coated with 800 slots of gold, jewelry, and diamonds. A visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda is included in almost all travel packages to Myanmar.
Established more than 2500 years ago, this pagoda is one of the most important Buddhism religious foundations in Myanmar. The dome of the Pagoda is a symbol of knowledge as many Buddhism verses were written all over it. With a height of more than 1600 meters and many wonderful ornaments, the dome is quite impressive and usually admired by numerous travelers who tour Myanmar.
Other than the historical monuments of Myanmar, the country enjoys having some wonderful gardens and parks. There is for example the Hlawga National Park, which is located around 30 kilometers away from the center of Yangon. This park is featured with its large impressive lake that resulted from the construction of a huge dam in the 1920s. The Hlawga National Park attracts several travelers who spend their vacations in Myanmar.
With a surface area of more than 800 acres, the Hlawga National Park is house for more than 70 rare types of animals and more than 85 types of birds. There is also a small yet notable museum that illustrates the traditional construction methods of the country with many models and examples. The park welcomes many tourists who travel to Myanmar is it is considered one of the most favorite touristic spots of the country.