1. All the pagodas that will definitely blow your mind
Pagodas in Myanmar are very fascinating but sometimes can be the weirdest designs. A pagoda can be on the hill, in the middle of a lake, or on a golden rock. Some of them allow you to climb to the top for the panoramic view, especially in Bagan, the walled city.
Golden Rock, Kyaiktiyo
Panoramic view from the top of a pagoda in Bagan
2. The food may look aweful but they taste like heaven
They usually have noodles of different types, sticky, flat, or with soup. Or another traditional meal would be plain rice with a main dish (pork, beef or chicken), plus several side dishes.
Burmese people smile a lot and know how to relax. Learning basic local language and trying it on them will get a big smile back.
Myanmar, aside from all the religious spots, has tons of natural places for you to explore. From Inle Lake in the north east, to the caves of Pyin Oo Lwin, till the hiking trail up to Golden Rock in the south near Rangoon. Even during the raining season, the view is still breathtaking.
Maing Thauk village
Exactly what you will see on the way from Nyaungshwe to Maing Thauk village by bike
5. Bizarre traditions
Most of the males wear longyi, a traditional wearing as their pants. Women usually put on the natural sunblock on their face, which is a kind of powders made from truck juice mixed with water (some men also use it). And once you get to the streets, lots of women put a huge bucket of merchants on their head, on the top of a wrapped towel.
6. The way they live their lives is unique and chilled
Burmese people have a special way of living. It’s very relaxed that at one point you almost forget about how the big city life is like. You just discover life from a new perspective every single day from their novelty in this country.
7. The amazing sunset
Sunsets in Myanmar are one of the highlights. It may be cloudy, but it will never go wrong. Pick a good spot, set up your tripod, and just sit and chill until the sunset comes.