Yangon, the former capital of Burma (Myanmar) was our first stop. We enjoyed a few days in this interesting city, visiting Pagodas, monasteries, meeting the local people and even teaching an english class!
From Yangon we travelled by bus to Bagan, an ancient city home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples and pagodas. It’s one of the world’s largest archaeological sites and we spent hours just wandering around and exploring.
We continued on, travelling next to Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar (after Yangon). While not overly impressed right away with this city, we did find a few beautiful sights with the favourites being Inwa ancient city and Amarapura’s U Bein Bridge.
Next on the Myanmar adventure was Inle Lake, a freshwater lake approximately 20 kilometres long and 11 kilometres wide. We stayed on the lake and visited stilt-house villages, buddhist temples and rented bicycles to explore the town around the lakes perimeter.
It’s been said that visiting Myanmar can often feel like you’re walking through a living edition of the National Geographic and this couldn’t be more true. The sights we saw, places we explored and people we met are memories we will carry in our hearts for years to come.