- Admire the Bagan Plain with a Hot-Air Balloon Ride
A hot air balloon ride in Bagan would be the highlighted Myanmar tour packages experience for you. You will fly over the ancient temples and pagodas of Bagan for about 40 minutes, guided by an absolutely professional team. This trip includes a pre-sunrise hotel pickup and a hot cup of tea and coffee while you wait for the balloon and champagne and croissant to inflate after the flight. The price is quite expensive, but the experience is really nice and worth it.
- Visit Mandalay Palace the Last Royal Palace in Myanmar
Mandalay Palace is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy, built between 1857 and 1859 as part of Mindon’s founding of the new royal capital of Mandalay. The complex followed the traditional design of the palace, within a walled fort surrounded by a moat. While wandering around the palace, you can easily find the presence of gold in the hall, the element that has a great influence on Burmese culture and religious life. The throne room is quite simple with the main color of gold and deep red. Most of the entire complex was faithful to the original design, but some modern materials such as concrete and iron were used since the site was rebuilt. But the use of modern elements is not obvious and combines very well with the original buildings.
- Admire the Taj Mahal of Myanmar – Hsinbyume Pagoda
If India is known for the magnificent Taj Mahal as a symbol of love, Myanmar has the same thing: it is the Hsinbyume Pagoda, a true labor of love. The pagoda is located on the north side of Mingun in the Sagaing region, the western bank of the Irrawaddy River. This pagoda is painted white and was dedicated to the memory of Bagyidaw’s first consort and cousin, Princess Hsinbyume, or Princess White Elephant who had died in childbirth.
- Take a Walk on U-Bein Bridge
Let’s take a break from all the pagodas and temples to get closer to nature. U-Bein is a perfect place for it. Located outside of Mandalay town just a little bit, U-Bein is pretty easy to visit. This bridge is the longest teak walkway in the world, stretching around 1,300 yards across Lake Taungthaman. U-Bein is even more perfect to visit during sunset. Remember to bring your camera to capture stunning photos. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the locals and see their daily life around the lake calm.