Yangon is the former capital of Burma (the military government has officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw since March 2006)and also known as Rangoon. It is the country's major city and the city located the heart of lower Myanmar. You can discover great overview and orientation of the Yangon city which is the main gateway to Myanmar by air and sea.
Bago is the acient capital of Mon kings and founded as the Second Myanmar Empire during 14th through 16th century by King Bayinaung. Bago which is about 1.5hrs drive from Yangon by car.Places of interest in Bagoinclude the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, over a thousand years old and 117 meters tall as the highest pagoda in Myanmar( its spire is even taller than Shwedagon Pagoda); The 55 meter long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha image is among the country’s most reveredand Kyaikpon four seated Big Buddha Images.
Other attraction in Bago is the Hanthawadi Palace: KanbawzaThadi, the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551 – 1581 A.D.) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt.
Thanlyin is a major port city of Myanmar, located across Bago River from the city of Yangon. It is home to the largest port in the country, Thilawaport.Thanlyin, across Yangon River on Thanlyin Bridge which is about 45 mins drive from Yangon by car.
There are two famous Pagodas in Thanlyin and are Kyaikkhauk Pagoda and Yele Pagoda (a padoda on a small island) at Kyauktan are worth visiting.
The name Kyaik-htiyo means "Pagoda on a Hermit's Head and known as the “Golden Rock”, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda.
Bagan is an ancient city and the main tourist attraction in Myanmar . Bagan shows Myanmar architectural heritages from the 11th to mid 14th centuries and over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. It’s reach by flight 1:20 hr from Yangon, by road takes 15 hr and by river 9hr from Mandalay.It’s located on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan is not only famous for the monuments but also can study the ways of people and some handcraft such as lacqueware.
Mandalay is the capital of Myanmar Last Kingdom and is situated in Central Myanmar 668 km north of Yangon and about 8 hours drive from Yangon. As the largest city after Yangon, Mandalay is the commercial city and has rich cultural heritage with the remains of the old Royal City and many old monasteries. It is also noted for woodcarvings, silverware, tapestries, silk, and other products of traditional handicraft. It has links to all parts of the country by rail, road, river and air.
Inle is a freshwater lake is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. It is a beautiful highland lake located 900 meters above sea level. The lake is 22km long and 10km across, and inhabited by many different ethnic nationals of the area. Most transportation on the lake is traditionally by small boats, or by somewhat larger boats fitted with single cylinder inboard diesel engines. Local fishermen are known for practicing a distinctive rowing style which involves standing at the stern on one leg and wrapping the other leg around the oar.
Chaungtha beach lies 40 km west of Pathein and can be reached by car from Yangon in approximately six hours. The beach has with fine, beige sand backed by coconut palms trees and fresh and reasonably priced seafood. Chaung Tha Beach is mostly travel by local visitor so it is recommended for the person who would like to enjoy the lively beach. The beach is more crowded than other two beaches and less cleanly than the two more expensive and better maintained beaches.
The beach lies 48 km of Pathein and can be reached by car from Yangon in approximately six hours. This unspoilt beach stretches 15 km of white sand and blue sea with its sandy shore free of mud andclay, transparent and clean sea water, pretty islands nearby and rows of palm trees, is really an irresistible attraction for beach lovers. At this point, a nearby elephant training camp is a main daytime attraction at Ngwesaung.
Ngapali Beach is the one of the most beautiful beach in Myanmar and its un-spoilt beach is 35 minutes flight from Yangon. It serves as the best ground for sunbathing and recreation such as beach strolling cycling and so on. Ngapali hotels are all beach oriented and casual architecture and laidback service styles are what visitors tend to find here in town. There are some luxury resorts and these are very popular, but they tend to be located to the north or south of the main beach drag.