Myanmar temples – the majestic beauty of Southeast Asia

Myanmar is the religious land of Buddhist with countless number of temples. This country is not only suitable for the palmers but also for people who are interested in adventure and discovery. Travel to this mysterious country, you will be attracted by Myanmar temples, which own a fantastic looking.

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Now, Far East Tour is delighted to share you about the most famous five Myanmar temples:

1. Shwedagon Paya

Shwedagon Paya is one of the most majestic myanmar temples
Shwedagon Paya is the most attractive spot

Shwedagon temple situated in Yangon capital is a gilded rock and serves as the symbol of Burma. At the height of 100m from the city, the temple is possible to be seen at any place you are standing. It is rumored that, Shwedagon was built 2,500 years ago to store Buddha’s hair which he spent for his two younger brothers. Early morning is the best time to enjoy the beauty of this temple. Joining the pilgrimage group before sunset is also not a bad idea to admire the glamour of Shwedagon under the sunlight.

2. Kyaikhtiyo Mountain

Kyaikhtiyo Mountain - one of the most majestic temples of Myanmar
The gilded rock is brighter in the sunlight.

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The second one of the 5 Myanmar temples is the gilded rock lying on the Kyaikhtiyo mountain in the southeastern. It is one of the most attractive destination to the pilgrimages. Located in the southeast Burman, Kyaikhtiyo is bright yellow in the sunlight. The imposing beauty of this land is also appealing to visitors. The best time to visit Kyaikhtiyo is between November and March next year which is the festival time of the pilgrimages.

3. Bagan

bagan is one of the most majestic temples in myanmar
Bagan temple is slowly revealed in the mist of the dawn

As a result of the wave of construction lasting for 3 centuries (11th century to 13th century) under the domination of Buddhist enthusiastic kings, there are more than 3,000 temples and pagodas in Bagan. Although there are many active temples, the majority of them are just the remains of the giant reliefs. The excellent Anando Pahto is one of the typical temples in this city. If you cannot afford the balloon travel, enjoying dawn and sunset in the Bagan is also a great experience.

4. Mrauk U

Mrauk U temple is the attractive spot of myanmar
Mrauk U temple

Serving as one of the solid and sophisticated Buddhist constructions among numerous temples in the remote area of Rakhine, Mrauk U is ranked fourth of the five temples of Myanmar. The reliefs here were built from stone in the 15th, 16th centuries. Despite the affects of time, Mrauk U is almost intact. Mrauk U served as the metropolis of Rakhine. It used to be one of the most affluent cities in Asia thanks to the trade with Middle East countries, Spain and Portugal.

5. Bago is the fifth of the Myanmar temples

the lying statue of Shwethalyaung of Bago temple in Myanmar
The lying statue of Shwethalyaung of Bago

Bago once served as the metropolis of the South Myanmar with some of the most beautiful and important Myanmar temples. At present, Bago is different from it in the past, but there is still exist the lying statue of Shwethalyaung which was carved in the 10th century. Besides, when coming to Kya Kha Wain Kyaung, you have a chance to visit the Myanmar’s biggest Buddhist temple with more than 500 monks begging for alms in the morning and the local python.

Read more about Bagan, Yangon of Myanmar here.

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