Looking for an extraordinary destination for your honeymoon? With its temple city, Bagan, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, Myanmar is increasingly becoming a popular choice for tourists. A beautiful country with the friendliest and most authentic of people, Myanmar offers stunning, picturesque sceneries while tantalising tastebuds with its unique food delicacies. In this issue, we explore the top 16 Majestic Things to Do for your Myanmar Honeymoon. Before that, let us kick things off with a short film production of our own – The Beauty of Myanmar.
[Last updated: 14 Aug 2019]
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Top 16 Majestic Things to Do for your Myanmar Honeymoon
1. Start your journey to the sacred Golden Rock Pagoda
A pilgrimage is travelling to a place which consists of shrines and other holy places. If you want to go to a place, Kyaiktiyo is the one for you. Kyaiktiyo is also known as Golden rock pagoda which is a popular pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. Kyaiktiyo means “Pagoda upon the Hermit’s head” and as a sign of devotion, Buddhist pastes a golden leaf to it. Aside from stories, legend also states that the person who journeys to this sacred place by trekking from the kinpun base camp thrice successively in a year will be prosperous.
2. Take a romantic hot air balloon flight in Bagan
Looking to have an aerial peek from the ancient ancestral city of Bagan? If yes is your answer, be sure to take a ride in a magical hot air balloon. We highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience for your extraordinary honeymoon!
3. Unwind in the luxurious 5-star Pan Pacific Yangon
Kick back and relax after a day of exploring in the opulent Pan Pacific Yangon, where luxury meets style.
All rooms are installed with floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing guests to wake up to the beautiful Yangon sunrise each day. Luxury and relaxation are available in every corner. From the in-house spa to the outdoor infinity pool, allow your worries to dissipate as you enjoy a traditional Myanmar massage or gaze at the lush views of the city and the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda. We absolutely recommend lounging at the pool during sunset and giving the traditional Myanmar massage a shot!
When it comes to dining options, Pan Pacific Yangon boasts a number of local and international restaurants including the Saan restaurant where you can feast on modern Myanmar and international cuisine while admiring the view of the Trinity Church. The Teak Bar offers a unique range of cocktails come sundown, while the award-winning Hai Tien Lo restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine. Booking a Pacific Club room or suite? You’re in luck! This gives you exclusive access to the Pacific Club Lounge on the 25th floor, boasting a sweeping view of the city.
What more, the hotel is situated on top of the Junction City mall and right next to the Bogyoke Aung San Market. Talk about convenience!
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4. Take underwater selfies at Dee Doke Fall
Dee Doke Fall offers a natural swimming pool that is perfect for underwater selfies. The water is filtered naturally by the roots of the nearby plants, which means it doesn’t have any chemical content such as chlorine. After enjoying the bluish water, you can extend your exploration on the road with a motorbike.
5. Taste French cuisine at Le Planteur
Finding a great restaurant is akin to finding a hidden treasure. Le Planteur offers exquisite food, leading the scene of culinary treats in Yangon. They offer a variety of French delicacies and Indo-Chinese dishes as well. With cultural dance and performances held in the garden, be sure to enjoy a romantic dinner under a sky full of stars.
6. Experience the reflective view at Kandawgyi Lake Yangon
Your honeymoon is not complete without visiting Kandawgyi Lake, one of the two major lakes in Yangon. Known as the Great Royal Lake, it was created to supply clean water to the area during the British Colonial Administration. Entertainment such as a puppet show and traditional Burmese dance livens up the area. Do note that Kandawgyi Lake is more attractive during sunset due to the reflection of the mesmerising Shwedagon in the water.
7. Catch the stunning sunset view at the holy mountain
Enjoy the sweeping view at Mt. Swegabin, a holy mountain at 723 meters high. A two-hour climb awaits you with a pagoda perched at the top for a commanding sunset view.
8. Enjoy a romantic stroll at Myanmar’s beaches
Ngapali was named after the Italian city of Naples and it is one of the tourist beach destinations in Myanmar, with its white sandy beaches and serenity.
9. Explore thrilling watersports in Malikha River
Malikha river is the perfect place for experiencing thrilling water activities such as white water rafting and kayaking.
10. Play with monkeys as you hike up Mount Popa
Mount Popa is an extinct volcano 1,518 meters above the sea level. To reach the monastery at the top, you have to climb up 777 steps. Monkeys are aplenty here on our last visit here.
11. Buy affordable items at Bogyoke Aung San Market
The Bogyoke Aung San Market was built in 1926, a recommended shopping place for people who are looking for antique, handicraft, traditional Myanmar wear and more. If you prefer some traditional Burmese products as your honeymoon memorabilia, head over to Thein Gyi Market – the widest traditional market place in Yangon.
12. Explore the breathtaking Gokteik Viaduct
Gokteik is a railway in a western Shan state and the highest bridge in Myanmar. Enjoy riding on a train with a railway that is 689 metres long and approximately 250 metres high.
13. Take a four-night tour from Bagan to Mandalay
The Strand Cruise is a relaxing haven to enjoy your honeymoon along the Ayeyarwady River. The four-night tour includes a trip to Ayeyarwady also known as the Elephant River, Mandalay, Royal Cities, Tant Kyi Taung, and Ava.
14. See thousands of statues inside Pindaya Cave
Pindaya cave is one of Myanmar’s pilgrimage site and tourist destinations. This is actually a giant cave that contains more than 8,000 Buddha figures and statues. Inscriptions on some of the statues indicate its origins in the late 18th century. Do note that the Pindaya has three caves but only one is open to the public.
15. Join in the famous Fire Balloon Festival
The Fire Balloon Festival is one of Myanmar’s famous annual gatherings in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State. The releasing of the balloons is said to be an offering to the heavens and to vanquish evil spirits. Be sure to catch the impressive fireworks at night!
Best time to visit Myanmar
Myanmar is a lovely, adventurous place to visit for your honeymoon. The best time to visit Myanmar is November to February, where the dry season is perfect for the magical hot air balloon rides.
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