For those who want to experience tranquility in Myanmar , these are the best sightseeing for them .
One of Buddhism’s most sacred sites, the 325ft zedi here is adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other gems, and is believed to enshrine eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha as well as relics of three former buddhas.
Four entrance stairways lead to the main terrace. Visit in the cool of dawn if you want tranquillity. Otherwise, pay your respects when the golden stupa flames crimson and burnt orange in the setting sun.
To get a sense of Mandalay’s pancake-flat sprawl, climb the 760ft hill that breaks it. The walk up covered stairways on the hill’s southern slope is a major part of the experience.
The climb takes a good 30 minutes, but much longer if you allow for stops en route. The summit viewpoint is especially popular at sunset when young monks converge on foreigners for language practice.
Visible from all parts of Bagan, this massive, walled, 12th-century temple (about 1600ft east of Shwesandaw) is infamous for its mysterious, bricked-up inner passageways and cruel history.
It’s said that King Narathu built the temple to atone for his sins: he smothered his father and brother to death and executed one of his wives, an Indian princess, for practising Hindu rituals. The best preserved of Bagan’s temples, it features detailed mortar work in its upper levels.
This football-stadium-sized cave is simply breathtaking, its entrance dominated by dozens of buddhas statues, a couple of pagodas and some newer clay wall carvings.Adding to the general atmosphere, thousands of bats cling to the cave roof. The squealing from them is deafening in places; watch out for bat excrement.
Emerging at the cave’s far side, the wonders only increase and the burst of sunlight reveals an idyllic secret lake full of ducks and flowering lilies hidden in a bowl of craggy peaks. There is another cave on the far side of the lake that is actually half flooded, but local fishers occasionally paddle through the cave for 10 minutes to yet another lake. You may be able to persuade one to take you along.
Saddan Cave can be traversed only partially during the rainy season. Come here during the dry season (around November to April) for the full experience.