Consult our Myanmar travel guide for some useful tips so that you can plan your perfect trip. The Central region is a must-see, it is the centre geographically but also historically, culturally and in religious terms. Here you can find Mandalay; the pagoda fields of Bagan; the royal cities of Mingun and Sagaing; and the great teak bridge of U Bein. Continue your itinerary anti-clockwise: to the west, there is the Bay of Bengal, and the beach paradise of Ngapali, white sand fringed with coconut trees, crystal-clear turquoise sea. In the Irrawady region, which takes its name from the great river of the country, Yangon, the former capital, and its immense gold temple, the Schwedagon Pagoda. The southeastern mountains extend into the Andaman Sea, offering fascinating landscapes.
Discover the Mergui Islands archipelago, the land of the Moken, the nomads of the sea. Make sure you also see the Kyaytiyo pagoda, perched precariously on the famous golden rock. In the Golden Triangle, take your time on and around the must-see Inle Lake, and soak up its beauty, and, for the more adventurous, trek to the Thai border. Finally, the green and rural north, including the snow-capped peaks around Putao.