The British called the city Rangoon, which was an anglicized form of "Yangon". The city grew rapidly during the colonial period, which left a legacy of solid 19th-century colonial architecture. Burma attained independence in 1948, but its true 'modern' period begins with the 1962 military coup and the institution of an isolationist Socialist regime in 1964, resulting in the steady decay of the city and its infrastructure. The age of Yangon is over 250 years old since it was built as Dagon by King Alaunpya and has changed the name yangonn in1755. British occupied Yangon in 1852 and it was developed and become Yangon city.
Manda- laySecond largest city in Myanmar!
Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar and was established in 1857. It lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River and in the upper part of Myanmar. Mandalay has the Royal Palace of the last Konbaung Dynasty. The once magnificent Royal Palace and the great Atumashi (incomparable) pagoda, King Mingdon Min's finest creations, are modern reconstructions supervised by the ruling Military junta with the help of forced labor. Today, Mandalay lies at the end of the Lashio Road and it is, by Burmese standards, relatively prosperous as a centre for trade with China and as a centre for the growing trade with India. Despite the capital having been shifted to Naypyidaw, Mandalay remains by far the main commerical centre of Upper Myanmar. Mandalay inherits many cultural heritage from the ancient Myanmar Kingdoms and beautiful places to visit.
BaganBagan dynasty is the longest in Myanmar history!
Bagan dynasty is the longest in Myanmar history and Bagan city is also the pride of Myanmar. According to our historical records. Bagan stood over a thousand of years, 2AD to 13AD. All sites are considered sacred, so when visiting be respectful including removing shoes before entering or stepping onto them. Bagan's golden age ended in 1287 when the Kingdom and its capital city was invaded and sacked by the Mongols. Its population was reduced to a village that remained amongst the ruins of the once larger city. In 1998, this village and its inhabitants were forcibly relocated a few kilometers to the south of Bagan, forming "New Bagan" where you will find accommodation in its handful of cheap, quaint, clean hotels and religious centers.
Ngapali- BeachOne of the beautiful beaches!
The beautiful Ngapali Beach is located in Thandwe (sandaway) about an hours flight from Yangon. The sea cobalt blue, without any dangerous marine animals and clean as well. There are a few fishermen villages nearby and it can be arranged to visit to those villages on bicycle tour. Most local people believe that the best time to visit the beach is in during October and May of every year.
PutaoThe weather in Putao can be said cooler than the rest of the entire Myanmar!
Putao is located in Kachin State, Myanmar which is also the northernmost town of Kachin State. It was once the site of World War II British Fort Hertz. Transportation to get to Putao has a bit of constraint as getting to Putao by road is only available during summer, however; it is accessible year round by air if there are enough visitors/tourists group to justify a plane. The weather in Putao can be said cooler than the rest of the entire Myanmar and iceberg and mountain covered in snow can be seen almost throughout the year in certain part of Putao.
Taung- gyiThe City is on the mountaintop at the height of 4712ft above sea level!
Situated in the northern Shan plateau and is the Capital city of Shan State. The City is on the mountaintop at the height of 4712ft above sea level. Once known as the Administrative City of British Colonial rule in Shan State. There are two Pagodas known as Shwe Phone Pwint and Myasein Taung on the hill top with panoramic view of the city Taunggyi.
Kalawa good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountains scenery!
Kalaw is situated 70 km west of Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state and about 50 km from Pindaya caves. Kalaw is 1320 m above sea level with a pleasantly cool weather and is a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountains scenery. There are good accommodations in Kalaw and trekking into the surrounding mountains to take a look at the lifestyle of native hill tribes as Pa-O, Pa Laung and others. Trekking around Kalaw varies from one day to five days into the surrounding hills.