Nestled on the edge of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a beautiful, vast country full of rich tradition, delicious food and gorgeous natural sights. Visitors from all walks of life can find reasons to visit and fall in love with this wondrous ancient land.
“There are those who travel but never really arrive. Those who visit a place but never know the people. Travel is so much more when you get closer to life and how it is lived.” With Myanmar Shalom Travels you will be able to experience an authentic experience of Myanmar.
We dare you not to feel overwhelmed with emotion as you take a night-time walk around the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar’s capital Yangon or get goosebumps whilst watching the sunrise above the hundreds of temples in Bagan. There is a constant feeling of otherworldliness in Myanmar – the country is shimmering with a kind of magic that cannot be captured with a camera. Immerse yourself in it and get your spiritual senses tingling!
Embark on a sunrise balloon ride above the majestic pagodas of Bagan between mid-October through to mid-March when the winds are calmer. This experience might be more costly than others but definitely worth the splurge! You can go with either Oriental Ballooning or Balloons over Bagan.
Tip: Shop one of the beautiful Burmese sarong like dresses – longyi – before visiting a temple and bring a bag for your shoes like the locals for a barefoot experience.
Like many of Myanmar’s delicious neighbors, the cuisine in this country is a fusion of flavors, ingredients, and dishes that have come together to make this country one of the most coveted among foodies. Those who crave a unique main course may opt for nangyi thoke, while those with a palate craving something different may instead try Myanmar’s famous tea leaf salad, that is chock full of nuts, tea leaves, and shrimp sauce, making for one of the world’s most interesting salads. Dishes can be as cheap as 1,000 kyat depending on where it is visitors dine.
We promise you, the people of Myanmar are some of the most pleasant you will ever meet. Their smiles are genuine, their faces warm and full of friendliness. Unlike some places in southeast Asia that are hardened by a constant rush of tourism and sales, the citizens of Myanmar are grateful for your custom and curious to know why you have come to their breathtaking country.
ABOVE: The stunning natural landscapes
Whether it is riding a scooter around awe-inspiring temples in Bagan or horse-riding through the dirt-track roads at Lake lnle, you are bound to be impressed by Myanmar’s natural beauty. Due to a lack of vast tourism, it’s beautiful mountains, picturesque rural landscapes and stunning scenic routes are practically untouched by humans. Most of these scenes will be there for you to enjoy in all your glory; soak it all up!
Having only the most recent of western influence within it’s most populated regions, Myanmar is still very much a place that is humble in its lifestyle. Ditch your Macbook and dig out your journal – go back to basics in a place that will inspire you to emphasise your joy in life’s most simplest pleasures.
ABOVE: The best-kept secret in Asia
Having only opened it’s borders to foreign travellers a few years ago, Myanmar is still fairly mysterious and it is unlikely that you will ever see hordes of tourists flocking to get the best shot in many of the most popular attractions. You better make a trip before your Instagram feed lives to regret it.
The country of Myanmar may not necessarily be known for its stunning, white sand beaches, however, it surely has its fair share of stretches of sand that are worth a visit. Some of the top beaches visitors must try to go to during their time spent in Myanmar include Ngapali Beach, Ngwe Saung Beach, and Chaung Tha Beach.