Regions in Myanmar
The Irrawaddy Delta lowlands, include the biggest metropolis and former capital Yangon.
Mandalay, historical and archaeological monuments, and pleasant hill villages are all highlights.
The Bay of Bengal has some beautiful beaches as well as remote hilly areas.
A vast, turbulent area that includes the southern Himalayas and many ethnic groups.
The famed Golden Triangle, as well as a dizzying array of ethnic groupings.
The southern coastline region that borders Thailand, with a plethora of offshore islands.
Cities in Myanmar
- Naypyidaw (previously Pyinmana) Is the country’s newly designated capital.
- Yangon (previously Rangoon) is Myanmar’s economic capital, famous for its pagodas and colonial architecture.
- Mandalay — old Konbaung Dynasty capital constructed around the Mandalay Royal Palace and Upper Myanmar’s major commercial center.
- Bago (previously Pegu) is an ancient city near Yangon that is rich in Buddhist architecture.
- Kawthaung – a seaside town in Myanmar’s extreme south that is as close to Thailand as Myanmar comes.
- Mawlamyine (Moulmein) – Mon State’s capital and third biggest city.
- Pyin U Lwin (Maymyo) – a lovely old British colonial hill station in a cool town.
- Taunggyi is the capital of Shan State and is located in the center of the Golden Triangle.
- Twante is a delta village well-known for its ceramics.
Other destinations in Myanmar
- Bagan — an archaeological zone on the banks of the Irrawaddy River with hundreds of old pagodas
- Inle Lake — Inle Lake is a huge shallow lake that is ideal for scenic boat rides, seeing floating villages inhabited by the Intha people, trekking, and is also a source of fine silk.
- Kengtung — in the Golden Triangle, between Mong La (on the border with China) and Tachileik (on the border with Thailand), renowned for the Ann (black teeth people) and Akha tribes, as well as hiking.
- Kyaiktiyo — a gold-gilded rock perched on a cliff and a popular pilgrimage destination
- Mount Popa — Mount Popa is an extinct volcano known as Myanmar’s Mount Olympus, a green sanctuary high above the scorching lowlands and an easy day excursion from Bagan.
- Mrauk U — Rakhine Kingdom’s old capital
- Ngapali — Ngapali is a beach resort in western Rakhine State that stretches into the Bay of Bengal.
- Ngwe Saung — Ngwe Saung is Ayeyarwaddy’s longest length of beach (English: Irrawaddy) Ngwe Saung Beach is distinguished for its division, white sandy beach, and crystal blue water.
- Pyay — a town on the Irrawaddy River halfway between Yangon and Bagan, famous for the archaeological monument Sri Kittara, which served as the ancient Pyu capital from 2 to 9 CE.
- Pathein — Pathein is a river town in the Irrawaddy delta renowned for its umbrella manufacturing and as the entrance to Chuang Tha and Ngwe Saung Beaches.