Destinations in Myanmar

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon City
The City of Yangon was once the cleanest city in Asia, some even exaggerated as the Queen of the Cities. Singapore, in fact, was designed after studying how Yangon was built. more>>
The old fortress in Mandalay city
Mandalay is the historical old capital, a capital of Myanmar culture, Buddhist Sasana and Myanmar traditional arts and crafts, with the life span of one hundred and forty two years. more>>
Old temples in Bagan city
The main tourist destination in Myanmar is Bagan, capital of the first Myanmar Empire; one of the richest archaeo-ogical sites in South-east Asia. more>>
Leg rowers from Inle Lake
Inle Lake is about 900 metres above sea-level and 22 km long and 10 km wide. Inle Lake, natural and unpolluted, is famous for its scenic beauty. more>>
the Golden rock pagoda from Kyaikhtiyo
The Kyaikhtiyo pagoda is one of the most ancient and celebrated of all pagodas in Myanmar. It is situated in the vicinity of Kyaikhto township, Thaton district. more>>
Mrauk U
the old ruines of Mrauk U
A new tourist site, which is becoming increasingly more popular in recent years, is the old capital of Rakhine (Arakan) called Mrauk U. more>>
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Myanmar Festivals

Myanmar Calendar

The Myanmar calendar subscribes to both the solar and lunar months, thus requiring an intercalary 30-day 13th month every second or third year. Therefore, the full moon days may change from one month to another in the usual calendar. The Myanmar months and the respective festivals are as follows.

January (Nadaw/Pyartho) Kachin Manao Festival (Kachin)
Ananda Pagoda Festival (Bagan)
Naga New Year (Sagaing)
February (Pyartho/Dabodwei) Htamane Festival(Countrywide)
Mahamuni Pagoda Festival (Mandalay)
Salone Festival (Tanintharyi Division)
March (Dabodwei/Tabaung) Shwe Dagon Pagoda (Yangon)
Kakku Pagoda Festival (Inle)
Full Moon Day of Tabaung (Countrywide)
Shwe Umin Pagoda Festival (Shan State)
April (Tabaung/Tagu) Mann Shwesettaw Festival
Thingyan Water Festival (Countrywide)
Thanakha Grinding Festival (Rakhine)
Full Moon Day of Tagu (Countrywide)
Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival (Bago)
Myanmar New Year Festival (Countrywide)
May (Tagu/Kason) Full Moon Day of Kason (or) Bo Tree Watering Festival (Countrywide)
June (Kason/Nayon) Pariyatti Sasana Examination
July (Nayon/Waso) Full Moon Day of Waso
August (Waso/ Wakhaung) Taungpyone Festival
September (Wakhaung/Tawthalin) Phaungdawoo Pagoda Festival
October (Tawthalin/Tadingyut) Full Moon Day of Thadingyut
Dancing Elephant Festival (Kyaukse)
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival (Mon State)
November (Tadingyut/Tazaunmone) Matho Thingan (Yangon)
Hot-air balloon Festival (Shan State)
Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone
December (Tazaunmone/Nadaw) -

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