An ideal destination for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the history, enjoy great views, entering the felt spirituality of this city. Dotted with majestic temples, pagodas, stupas and monasteries, Bagan involves visitors in its Buddhist culture, offering visions of a place other than any other known. The worship of the ancient kings for spiritual leaders and their building frenzy has led the city to be one of the major places of worship and pilgrimage in all of South-East Asia, today hosting more than 4000 temples, the oldest in those still in use, built with simple red brick or fully plated in gold foil. A charming place not to be missed is the Valley of the Temples, the largest in the world, and the most sacred in all of Asia, which especially in the last hours of the day gives visitors a mystical vision, stopping and breathing its ancient history, visit on foot, or flying over ballooning. But Bagan is not only archaeological, penetrating through the typical markets and hidden villages, it becomes part of the daily life of local, knowing the customs, the typical products and the various ethnic groups that live there. Between November and February, the precipitation decreases and the temperatures are not high, it is therefore the best time to visit the city

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Surrounded by green mountains, the gentle stretch of water is home
to more famosadel country itself veritable floating villages on stilts,
bustling markets travel, workshops, pagodas and characteristic
Intha fishermen, the sons of the lake. The visit should definitely be
completed with a boat trip or on board a motor launch, starting in
the early morning hours from the nearest town Nyaungshwe not to miss
the spectacle offered by the fishermen and their curious way of rowing
in balance on one leg, with their huge baskets of networks, while
crossing the gardens and water gardens. But the heart and soul of the
lake is in the center, where it erected the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the only religious center of the area, which holds within it five different
statues of Buddha completely covered with gold. Do not miss the annual
festival of Phaung Daw U which takes place in the period between September
and October. During this unique event of its kind, four of the Buddha
statues kept in the pagoda they are exhibited to the inhabitants and
visitors on a raft drawn from village to village boats.



One of the particular symbols of Burma, also known by the name of Kyaitiyo,
this huge boulder is always poised on a rocky outcrop on top of the
‘mountain of the same name, above which a small stupa was built,
becoming a real Shrine wrapped with varied legends. Dozens of layers
of gold leaves are applied each year by thousands of Buddhist devotees
on pilgrimage, especially in the period between November and March. Especially at dusk and dawn the Golden Rock fills the air mystical
atmosphere, wandering among the pilgrims and the gifts they offer to
the spirits and to the Buddha, while the night is spent in a vigil of
prayer and song, surrounded by a sea of the warm light of the candles.



Although it is no longer the capital of Myanmar, Yangon (formerly
known as Rangoon) it remains the most important from the point
of view of trade. The city, famous for its British colonial buildings
and modern skyscrapers, spread into districts. In the center of Yangon,
entirely covered in gold donated by monarchs and Buddhist devotees
faithful, the Shwedagon Pagoda dominates with its majestic height
profile of the entire city. The monument creates a strong first impact
between the rooted Buddhist culture of the place and visitors from
around the world. Inside thousands of visitors are attracted by its
mystical and suggestive atmosphere, by its reputation, according to
the doctrine of "place where dreams come true", refuge from the torment
of soul and body. It is precisely here that are kept, according to popular
belief, the relics of Buddha, to which the faithful entrust their hopes
and their dreams. It is in fact considered a spiritual place to renew
their faith and to strengthen the Buddhist tradition. The temple involves
in its tranquility even non-believers, where all day the sun's rays,
reflecting on the golden exterior, transform its appearance with
magnificent play of light, while at dusk the Pagoda is surrounded by
candles that give a additional level of magnificence.