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Inle Lake is remarkably different from the three key tourist destinations of Myanmar: Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay. It is significantly smaller compared to the aforementioned main cities. It does not have as many attractions, but it is an established tourist centre in the country. This is because Inle Lake presents its visitors a different side of Myanmar; it is an example of a rural countryside town that is calm and peaceful, perfect for a vacation of relaxation. The views are also amazing. Tourists get to see the diverse landscape of Myanmar through the areas that surrounds the lake. Just like in other places in Myanmar, most of the attractions in Inle Lake are pagodas. The Inthas, the inhabitants of the area, are devout Buddhists and places frequently visited in their area are proof of their religious beliefs. One monastery is also a popular attraction, mainly because of the interesting performance of in-house felines. Lastly, Inle Lake is home to a different kind of garden, something that visitors from all over the world delight to see.

Inle Lake

Bagan (or Pagan) is an ancient city that was the capital of the first Burmese empire. It is located in the dry central plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy (or Ayeyarwaddy) River. As the heart of Burma during ancient times, Bagan serves as home to temples and buildings built from the 11th century to the 13th century. There are more than 2,000 pagodas and temples to be found, most of which were built by the ancient kings and leaders of Burma. Among all the cities in Myanmar, Bagan is the most ideal destination for tourists to visit regardless of the time of the year. Unlike cities in the lower part of Myanmar, Bagan does not experience a rainy season and it is the perfect climate of Bagan that enables tourists to discover and explore the ancient city with ease all year round. Bagan may be an old city, but it does offer something fresh to its visitors. There are many contemporary hotels and establishments for the modern adventurer.

Bagan

Mandalay is the last Kingdom of Myanmar Dynasty before British took over. For this reason, it still has great importance as Myanmar's cultural heart-canter Second largest city and former Royal capital of Myanmar. Many historical buildings and temples and pagodas. A center for silk and cotton weaving, marble carving, bronze and silver crafts and Kalaga tapestries. Out of Mandalay the monasteries and pagodas covering the hills of Sagaing, former ancient capitals of Amarapura and Ava. Mingun with its vast unfinished pagoda and the world's largest intact bronze bell in Myanmar, and Mandalay is relatively young dating back only a century. Today Mandalay neighbors the mountain regions of the Shan and the Kachin people, acting as the gateway to the north, and ultimately to China. It is the main market city for "Upper Myanmar" and a place for the hill tribes to gather and trade. Mandalay still has considerable cultural and religious significance and its Buddhist monasteries are among the most important in the country. About 60% of the monks in Myanmar reside in the Mandalay area.

Mandalay

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar, is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. The present day Yangon covers 400 sq km and has a population of over 4 million. Capital and main gateway to Myanmar, an Asian tropical city still true to its former colonial origins. Ever green and cool with plentiful tropical trees, sunny parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon has named "The Garden City of the East". With a combination of new and old, Myanmar's capital possesses a peaceful atmosphere with colonial boulevards and tranquil lakes. With a population of over 4 million, this charming town is transformed into a thriving city by night, with bustling streets filled with stalls overflowing with everything from food to crafts to cigars. The main attraction of Yangon is the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon pagoda has been built more than 2500 years ago, is a much-revered shrine whose cultural splendour never fails to enchant. Towering 100 metres above the green cityscape of Yangon, the Shwedagon is a landmark visible from afar. Famous for the unique and glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, temples, markets and impressive colonial-era buildings. Other tourist attraction include: the 70-metre long reclining Buddha of Chauk-Htat-gyi Pagoda, Kaba Aye (World Peace) Pagoda and Maha Pasana Cave; giant Images of Buddha's Earlier Lives at Mai-la-mu Pagoda; Mahawizaya Pagoda; National Museum; Bogyoke Aung San Park and Kandawgyi Lake; Peoples' Square and Peoples' Park; and Zoological Garden.

Yangon
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