Myanmar and Burma are the same. They are just one enchanting Southeast Asian country with tens of pristine white-sand beaches and hundreds of ancient temples and pagodas. Learning how to get around Burma means getting around Myanmar cities and regions such as the following.
The city of Yangon is found in the lowlands region of Irrawaddy Delta. Formerly and more popularly known as Rangoon, the old capital, Yangon is still the largest and most economically and commercially important Burmese city. The city is littered with picturesque colonial structures and ancient temples. Another major city is Mandalay located in the central region of the country. It is a cool town on a hill with several historical and archeological treasures. The Western region is very picturesque for its mountains and lovely beaches along the Bay of Bengal. The northern and eastern regions, on the other hand, are home to many ethnic tribes and have not really been developed for tourism. Meanwhile, tourists make their way to the southern regions near Thailand to visit enchanting offshore islands. [Read more…]