Photogallery: Myanmar – One of the Most Mysterious Places in the Earth
Myanmar – One of the Most Mysterious Places in the Earth
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No. of pictures: 57 pictures
Long and grimmy winter is an ideal time for a tropical vacation. It will recharge your batteries. Join us to see old and mysterious Myanmar. If the name doesn't ring a bell, maybe Burma will. The best time to visit the country is a period between November and April. It is great for sightseeing as well as some beach relax.
Today, we visit Pindaya which is considered a town devoted to meditation. Then we hop on a train to cross Gokteik viaduct and then we rest on a beach. After that we visit beautiful pagodas.
Enjoy the magic of Myanmar at your comfortable home. Maybe it will inspire you to undergo some exotic adventure.
Text: Lenka Bauerová
Photos: Šárka Vacková
Castle gates, gigantic royal palace, wooden teak cloister, world´s largest book, the Iravadi river – welcome to Mandalay.
A town where is a water canal, banana trees, remains of wooden cloisters. Curious looks of Burmese children, and a pleasant encounter with farmer Uman.
Great performance of the sun and the longest teak bridge in the world in the background. This you can see at only one place in the world.
While travelling across Burma, we travel to Hsipaw in Shan State in the north of the country. Full moon is about to come. In this time a large celebration takes place in Bawgyo. Many Burmese delicacies are sold during this time, and you can experience also some fair rides and fire works.
Whistling train comes on time. The rails squeak. We looked down into the mouth of the canyon up form the Gokteik viaduct. What should we see first? The view over scarily deep canyon or slow moving of the train? Welcome to the one of the most famous railroad viaducts in the world.
Colonial structures, an English-style tower, railway stop, orchid park, bamboo bushland, the view over a botanical garden, motorbike ride, waterfalls and rainbow and a great melon at the end. This is Pwin U Lwin. A town with a hidden face of fresh Burmese beauty.
Monumental pagodas over 250 years old are glitter under sun shine. Pointy cactuses rise among temples made of red bricks. There are also bushes with red and rose blossoms. You can hear a clapping sound made by shepherd’s clogs.
Let's climb up the second highest mountain of Myanmar. Nice weather means beautiful vista over mountains in India and to Bangladesh. There is a complicated road to the base camp. On the other hand, the climb is easy and takes you up to 3053 meters above sea level.
There are only handful of places where you don’t have to think about anything. I enjoyed this state of mind in a cave.
The last stop in Burma is devoted to recreation on beach and a motorbike trip. A banana shake for breakfast, sea fruits for dinner. Peace, quiet, swashing of the waves during the sunrise and the sunset. Paradise or reality?