Far East - Hays Faraway

Myanmar | 71

Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake From the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, Myanmar is a country of dramatic landscapes and religious sites. Yangon is the country’s commercial centre - home to bejewelled Buddhas, golden temples, craft markets, and countless relics in its museums - while Bagan, once the capital city of an historic kingdom, features about 2,000 temples and pagodas. Further north, Mandalay houses old woodcarvings, silk-weaving workshops, and marble slabs showcasing Buddhist ideas, while cruising the beautiful Inle Lake - found between two mountain ranges - takes you to traditional floating markets and wooden stilt houses. Each destination offers a new custom and culture as you travel through Myanmar. Discover More View diamonds and gold leaf at Yangon’s Shwedagon Paya - one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites - and enjoy the fountains and funfair of People’s Park. Visit the thousand- year-old Ananda Pahto and the bronze Buddha of Shwezigon Paya. Climb the 760ft Mandalay Hill and see the moat, walls and gate towers of the city’s former fortress; or enjoy looking at old stucco carvings and the wooden Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery at Inle Lake.

Temperatures and rainfall are a guide and may fluctuate throughout the year.

21 J

23 F

28 M

31 A

31 M

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30 J

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29 S

28 O

28 N

22 D

Average temperature (°C)

4 J

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116 J

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136 A

150 S

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Average rainfall (mm)

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VIETNAM

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n Heho

n Inle Lake

LAOS

n Yangon

THAILAND

Andaman Sea

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