5 days in Myanmar might be too short for you to discover all the best places in this country. However, this article will guide you to have a memorable experience for 5 days in Myanmar. Let’s travel to this beautiful country with Go Travel!
5 days in Myanmar – Memorable experience
Myanmar is a mysterious and fascinating country, boasting magnificent Buddhist temples and beautiful natural scenery. Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian country bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. Myanmar is divided into 8 major ethnic groups, but if the ethnic minorities are included, there are more than 100 ethnic groups.
First day in Yangon – Myanmar
Most visitors coming to Myanmar tend to choose Yangon to be their first destination. Yangon is one of the largest cities in Myanmar and also the most famous destination in this Buddhist country.
- Shwedagon Pagoda: is Yangon’s most mentioned temple, located on a small hilltop in the center of Yangon. Therefore, visitors can see the pagoda from almost any location in the city. When it gets dark, the whole temple is brightly lit.
- Saint Mary’s Cathedral Myanmar: is a Catholic church located on Bo Aung Kyaw Street in Botahtaung town, Yangon city, Myanmar. The interior of the church brings with its unique architectural features and strange classical look that always attracts many tourists to visit every year.
- Sule Pagoda: is located in the great center, at the junction of Sule Pagoda and Mahabandoola roads. The temple has a long history of more than 2500 years old. Today, this place has become a tourist destination for many domestic and international tourists when they have 5 days in Myanmar.
Second day in Bagan – Myanmar
Next to Yangon city is Bagan city. Although not as famous as Yangon, Bagan is still a popular destination for tourists, thanks to its mysterious beauty that harmonizes nature and architecture. If you are a history lover, it is worth spending 2 days in 5 days in Myanmar.
- Kyauk Gu U Min Temple: is on the list of beautiful temples in Bagan with unique architecture. The most prominent feature of the temple is the location built right on the impressive cliff.
- Dhamma Yangyi Temple: is known as the largest temple in Bagan built in the shape of a pyramid symbolizing heaven and earth and gods. The temple was built during the reign of King Narathu and lasted for many years.
- Ananda Phaya Temple: is one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan that still retains its beautiful and unique architecture since it was completed. Ananda Phaya was built according to a complex of other temples in the shape of a cross and opened in four different directions.
Third day for the next memorable journey in Bagan
- Shwesandaw Temple: The temple is designed and built in a 4-sided structure with 5 floors, all surrounded by corridors. Combined with the natural landscape of forests and fields, visitors can easily see the beautiful realistic picture of Myanmar.
- Mingalar Zedi Temple: is a temple with a tower structure, visitors will follow the steps to the top of the tower. Reaching the top of Mingalar Zedi, visitors will be overwhelmed by what they are seeing. This is the last great temple built before the ancient Pagan kingdom was invaded by the Mongols.
- Thatbyinnyu Temple: Around the corridors of Thatbyinnyu Temple are placed many different large and small statues. That’s why you can stop every step of the way to see many different sacred Buddha statues. On the terrace of Thatbyinnyu Temple, there is a place dedicated to depicting the stories of Jataka. Jataka is the story of Gautama Buddha’s previous births both in human and animal form.
Fourth day in Mandalay – Myanmar
The second largest city in Myanmar, located in the north of Yangon, about 716 km, was once the capital of Myanmar during the Mindon Dynasty (1857). With a lifespan of more than 142 years along with long-standing historical sites, Mandalay is always a special attraction for all visitors to Myanmar.
- Dee Doke Waterfall: Located on the outskirts of Mandalay, this is a place less known to tourists, but a familiar place for locals. You will surely be surprised with the beauty of Dee Doke waterfall.
- Mandalay Hill: is located at an altitude of 240m, visitors to the tower at the top of the hill need to climb 1,729 steps at the southern stairs, or can also use the escalator, car or bus. From the top of the hill, you will see many famous places such as Sagaing Hill Royal Palace, Ayeyarwady and Mingun Rivers in the west,…
- Mahar Aung Myay Market: is a famous place to sell jade worldwide. Outside the market sells a variety of jade, from raw jade to finely honed beads, all sold at stalls built simply out of wood.
Fifth day in Myanmar
Before the end of 5 days in Myanmar, you can stay in the city and explore the cuisine of Myanmar. Besides, you can also buy Myanmar’s specialties for relatives and friends or some souvenirs.
- Rangoon Tea House: A popular eatery with a lingering taste of old Yangon, Rangoon Tea House is a favorite destination for those who have fallen in love with the classic style. With time-colored decorations and simple layout, Rangoon Tea House impresses diners from the very beginning.
- Feel Myanmar Food: Feel Myanmar Food is a familiar and popular dining place for Yangon people. This place has traditional Myanmar dishes such as Tea Salad, Shan Rice, Shan Noodles, Curry, etc. With a spacious and airy space, Feel Myanmar Food is very suitable for small groups or families.
- 7 Sisters Restaurant: is rated as one of the delicious restaurants that bring visitors the most beautiful experience in 5 days in Myanmar. Because not only is it located in the middle of a romantic and poetic space, but the food at 7 Sisters restaurant is also praised for its excellent quality.
If you like and want to learn about spiritual things, 5 days in Myanmar can absolutely bring to you a memorable experience. In case you only travel to Myanmar in 3 days, Go Travel suggests that you can read 3 days – Mandalay tour in Myanmar instead.
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