It was my dream destination and I was very curious if my expectations were not too high…
History of this country is very harsh, and it has left its mark till this day. The previous name is Burma and the border were closed for many years, that’s why it is still not very touristic, crowdy part of the world.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.Buddha
In Myanmar you will probably see the biggest amount of stupas in your life 😉
Some of them are very old, usually in three different colours: white, brick, golden, and there are also many well secured stupas as there are gem stones inside, like few carats diamonds and relics.
It’s interesting to watch ceremonies inside temples that are very colorful, full of flowers and smell of incense in the air.
In Myanmar you will see people with white paintings on the face and body. This is tanaka tree that is grained, mix with water and apply usually on the face. It protects from sun and insects. So interesting! Of course I was the first one to try, but unfortunately it is not that visible on my skin tone. It is a distinctive feature of the culture of Myanmar commonly applied by kids, women and man, also the ancient beauty secret. You may also try tanaka candies, and see a lot of tanaka wood on the markets.
I recommend acquiring visa in advance, if you don’t want to pay triple (or more) for the last minute procedure…
One of the best country for vegans! In every restaurant there’s many plant based delicious options.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.Buddha
Bagan, in the peak season this place looks even more interesting as there’s many hot balloons on the sky.
In Bagan you can rent only e-bike, which is an environmentally friendly electric-bike and it’s a great idea. The only thing you need to be careful with is the battery… The locals are used to see tourists driving 1km per hour with a dead battery, but if you are running to the airport, you would rather avoid this situation and plan in advance 😉 It happened to me and I have to say, it was a bit stressful 😅
Bagan is a very interesting place and it’s nice to drive on e-bike around the area. Even if you get lost, you will see temples, ruins, and it will make you feel like Indiana Jones on adventure.
The other option is to see the area with a local guide, who may take you to the secret temples and on the rooftops. It is not allowed to do this, as many of them are ruins, and also form a few different reasons, but there are some secret spots were you can go inside and up to the top.
In Bagan there are also many artists selling beautiful hand crafts.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.Buddha
I wish Myanmar the best and living up to the great potential they have as soon as possible.
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