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Ngapali Beach

To reach Ngapali beach, it will take you about 30 minutes flight from Yangon. Ngapali Beach is not only the most famous beach in Myanmar, but also one of the most pristine beaches in the world with beautiful natural scenery of pure white sand beaches, lush green coconut trees and blue sea with whispering waves. Ngapali Sea is clean and has various sea life including shrimp, lobster, coral, red snapper, grouper, sea bass, horse mackerel, Spanish mackerel.

During the tour to Ngapali beach, besides swimming coral, travelers will have chance to explore the natural landscape around the beach, immerse in  exciting excursions such as visiting the small fishing village, the local fair, sailing to the beautiful island to together have amazing experiences.

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Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon. on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The name of this road was also named after the market. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is the most popular market and a great tourist destination in Yangon. It is one of the precious colonial buildings you can find in Yangon.

The market was first built and inaugurated on the present premises in 1926. It was named Scott Market after Mr. C. Scott. the then Municipal Commissioner. Nowadays. it is called Bogyoke Aung San Market in honour of our national leader General Aung San who was assassinated in 1947.

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Hot-air Balloon

The arid Bagan plain is studded with more than 2500 Buddhist monuments dating from as far back as the 10th century. There were thousands more temples and pagodas in Bagan before a devastating earthquake struck in 1975.

Still, what remains is so impressive that it’s worth the early start and big bucks for a balloon ride (heading above-ground also provides respite from Bagan’s persistent hawkers).

Australian Brett Melzer and his Yangon-born wife, Khin Omar Win, started Balloons over Bagan with a single balloon in 1999 – today the company’s red balloons dominate the early-morning skyline.

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Teak Bridge

Near Mandalay, stroll along U Bein Bridge – said to be the world’s oldest and longest teak bridge. The 1.2-kilometre rickety walkway, which includes four covered pavilions and spans Taung Tha Man Lake, was built around 1850 from timber reclaimed from a former royal palace. It’s also lined with hawker stalls if you’re looking for a souvenir.

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Cycle

Want to poke around Bagan’s temples and pagodas at your own pace? Pick up a rental bicycle (or an electric bike if the weather is too hot) and a map, and head out over the flat-as-a-Myanmar-crispy- pancake landscape.

Highlights include Ananda Temple with its stunning gold spires. Take in a glorious sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda.

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Thanaka

The yellow circles, squares and lines seen on cheeks, noses and foreheads of people throughout Myanmar is thanaka, a yellow-white cosmetic paste produced by grinding the bark of the thanaka tree on a flat, smooth stone with water. The milky yellow liquid dries quickly when it is applied to the skin.

Women, men and children apply thanaka to their faces, arms and legs for a variety of reasons. Thanaka is valued as a sunscreen and as a beauty product that keeps the skin cool, stops oiliness, tightens pores, improves the complexion and adds a pleasant, soft fragrance to the skin. Thanaka is also used as a medicinal product to treat acne, fungus, skin sores, measles, epilepsy, poisoning and fever.