Yangon, meaning “no more enemy,” was found by king Alaungpaya in 1755 after conquering the lower Myanmar. It is a former capital as well as the biggest city in the country. It is a metropolitan society residence around six million people with beautiful recreational places. It is the commercial, communication and transportation center of the country for international and domestic. Buildings, churches and schools which were built by British government and foreign missionaries are still standing for exploration in the city. Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous Pagoda in the country, is located in the center of the city for everyone to see and worship. Its existence can be traced back to the 11st century.
Mandalay was found in 1857 and has established as the royal palace by King Mindon. It was a kingly capital until the last dynasty of Burma. It is now a second largest city of Myanmar located in the middle of the country about 600 Kilometers north of Yangon on the Ayayarwadday River bank. It is a commercial and transportation center for India in the West and China in the East. A finely built palace walls and magnificent fortress can be explored in the city. Mandalay is the center of Buddhism and the Burmese culture in terms of its studies, beliefs, and development.
Bagan is one of the most visited ancient cities and sites in the country where there are thousands of temples, stupas, and pagodas of Buddhists. These are built by the Burmese kings and religious people between the 11st and 13rd centuries which covers 42 square kilometers by the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan is famous for many such as a fantastic sunset view, archaeological sites, amazing sight over the thousands of pagodas, etc. It is the center of Buddhism and its development.
Inle is situated in southern Shan state in Myanmar where there are plateaus and hills around it. Inle was originally comprised of four villages and people who lives there are called “Inntha.” It becomes the most visited place due to Inle Lake and its mystical environments. Inle is famous for leg rowers and rowing competition, floating villages, markets, gardens, traditional handicrafts, silver ware, lotus fabric and silk weaving.
Chin State is one of the seven states in Myanmar located in the Western part of the country, bordering with India and Bangladesh. It is a mountainous land with some very interesting sightseeing locations such as Mt. Victoria (3,053 meters), a heart-shape mystical Rih Lake and Kennedy Peak (2,703 meters). It is said that 95% percent of the people are Christians in this state. Tombs of Christian missionaries and buildings that they built can be explored in Hakha and other cities.
Mitkyina is the capital city of Kachin state situated in the northern part of the country. It is a society where there are multicultural, ethnic and religious diversities. It is a very attractive city for its environment, riverfront restaurants and foods, and the Kachin Manaw Festival. Buildings and churches built by Christian missionaries in the past can be explored. Most of the Kachin are Christians. The scenic confluence of Maykha and Malikha rivers, the source of Irrawaddy river, is not far from the city of Mitkyina.
Putao is a beautiful town located in the extreme north of Myanmar in the Kachin State. 136 miles north of Mitkyina. It can only be accessed by flight from Yangon and Mandalay. It is surrounded by snowcapped mountains which come down from the Everest Mountain, the world highest mountain. Hkakaborazi, the highest mountain in South East Asia, is not far from Putao. Putao is famous for the diversity of its natural environments and the daily lives of the people. It is one of the best locations for hiking, snow trekking, river rafting, observing various of kinds of butterflies, birds, wildlife animals and flowers.