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    Top 3 sites you have to see in Mingun, Myanmar

    Mingun is a small village located around 11km north-west of Mandalay, up the Ayeyarwady River. Many people prefer travelling by boat as the scenary along the river is really amazing. You can take the Jetty in the morning at 9am and you will be there in approximately one hour. Here are the 3 sites that you have to see, when…

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    Top things to do in Mandalay, Myanmar

    If you are planning a trip to Myanmar, you have most definitely heard about Mandalay! And if you have not, then keep on reading. Here you will find all the highlights of Mandalay that you need to see, while visiting Myanmar. Wood carvings and handicraft workshop Mandalay is famous for its many and various craft-shops. There are different ateliers, each…

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    Mandalay: A day trip to Sagaing Hill

    When traveling to Myanmar, one of the most popular stops for tourists is Mandalay. Mandalay is the second-largest city in Myanmar, with a little bit more than a million people living in the city. It was founded in 1857 and was the royal capital of Myanmar. The city lies at the River Irrawaddy, north of the current capital of Burma,…

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    Hsinbyume Pagoda Mingun – The white temple of Myanmar

    One of my favorite places in Myanmar is the Hsinbyume Pagoda. It is located north of Mandalay (about 10km), in a city called Mingun, in the Sagaing region. About the Hsinbyume Pagoda Behind every memorable place, every great monument, every great story, there is alway one thing standing – love. This pagoda was build in 1816 by the Bagydaw prince, the…

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    Laykyun Setkyar, the biggest standing Buddha in Myanmar

    The region of Monywa is definitely a place, which is rich in culture and has monuments worth seeing. Sitting at the back of the car, my boyfriend and I were resting after our amazing adventure at the Thanboddhay Pagoda. If you want to know more about this extraordinary place, you can read all about it here. Our next stop was…

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    Monywa – The hidden gem of Myanmar – Thanboddhay Pagoda

    As you already know, two days are more than enough to visit all the important places in Bagan. Of course, one can choose to stay a little bit longer and explore the city and its hidden gems, but we had just a limited amount of days, which we had to use wisely. After spending two amazing days in Bagan, we…

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    10 Things to know before visiting Myanmar

    Myanmar is known for being one of the most unexplored countries in Southeast Asia, known for its archeological sites, gorgeous beaches and amazing nature. Going there needs a certain amount of preparations. Here are some things that you need to consider before traveling to Myanmar. Best time to travel to Myanmar The best time to travel to Myanmar is known…