If you already plan to visit Southeast Asia, you probably originally focused on Hong Kong, Singapore or Thailand. While these destinations are great in their own right, you should stop by Myanmar if you really want to add an exotic adventure to the mix. In other words, you should include the Myanmar vacation in your overall vacation plan. Let’s be honest. Singapore and Hong Kong are very cosmopolitan countries. They have all the modern amenities you can get from modern American or European cities. In some parts of Hong Kong or Singapore, it would even seem as if you have never left your own country. You can certainly enjoy great dim sum and original cuisine, but in terms of the overall essence of the country, it would sometimes feel like you’ve never left the United States or Europe. If you’re really looking for a strange, unknown, exotic and adventurous, you might have to confuse it a bit by adding a Myanmar vacation to your itinerary as you wind through Southeast Asia.
It doesn’t get more exotic than Mandalay
Myanmar’s cultural heart is Mandalay so even if you land in Yangon the capital and think it’s like all other South East Asian capitals once you are in Mandalay you would know that your trip to Myanmar is more than is worth it. If you’re looking to step out of the ordinary and really come face to face with the unknown and majestic, Mandalay is it. Mandalay is the capital of the pre-colonial era of Myanmar. As a result, there are many buildings, streets and even cultural elements that hark back to a pre-British and pre-Western way of life. It is like walking through a living museum. It’s a great peek into a truly exotic culture.
Enjoy the historical mystique of Bagan
The plain of Bagan and the city of Bagan are truly a feast for the eyes. It can really capture the imagination, as this was Myanmar’s capital when Myanmar was a regional geopolitical player in Southeast Asia. Bagan is a witness to the glory of Burma when it was one of the greatest kingdoms in this region of the world. Bagan is also the pilgrim capital of Myanmar because of the many temple complexes and religious structures. If you want to add a bit of exoticism to your South East Asia travel adventure by stopping at Myanmar, definitely stop by Bagan as it will make your trip worthwhile.
Enjoy the known by exploring the unknown during your holiday in Myanmar
As you travel through Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore can give you light peaks at the unknown and a taste of the exotic, if you really want to do everything and want a completely exotic adventure, you should include a Myanmar vacation in your South Eastjourney -Asia. It is definitely worth the effort, the effort, and the cost, as Myanmar is a recently reopened country and you will enjoy an exotic travel adventure through a relatively untouched, unsaturated and certainly non-commercial country. It does not get purer in Southeast Asia than in Myanmar.