Myeik

To 189kms in the south of Dawei, the second city of Tanintharyi division, is one of the last traffic and coasting ports of all kinds. Along with the situation on a protected peninsula, the city became a port there is more than 500 years. It is a port by where forwards the trade of rubber principal production of the province. Very active fishing port also (lobsters, lines, etc)

To also note a very significant production for the Asian consumers (Chinese in particular), the nests of swallows... called here " white gold ".

It is with broad of Myeik that are some 800 islands and more gathered under the name of archipelago of Myeik, territory of Mokens (of former hackers), the nomads of the sea which live on small boats and move island in island. Large plungers, they live product of their fishing and from now on also of pearl-bearing oysters, in particular on the island of Kyun Blade.

VISITS

- Theindawgyi Paya, which dominates the city and the port.

- The island of Pataw Padet, at 5 minutes, with 2 hills vis-a-vis in Myeik, various religious constructions, a great laid down Buddha, Atula Shwethalyaung.

- The street of the large pagoda (Payagyi Lan) with Buddhist monasteries (as in Sagaing) very many: Theinwa Kyaung, Atulawka Marazein, Palw, Nyaung Yeitha, Shwetaung, Kautha and San, with their own buildings and of the separate enclosures.

- The sea front, the port with a specific atmosphere to these places in charge of all the magic of the great maritime voyages of the past.



Myitkyina

Myitkina is the capital of the State Kachin people of various ethic origins but which is significantly seems to have its own language and its traditions. At the edge of Irrawady, this city with the broad avenues is especially a commercial crossroads. Excursion with Myitson, where the river Melikka (the soft one) meets the river Mekka (the terrible) pour to give rise to the largest river of Burma, Ayeyarwady (Irrawady). Take a stop around in boat of the Mhakha River.

Because of the proximity of the jade mines of Mogaung (with 100kms in the east towards Indawgyi) Myitkyina was a significant stage on the track of the jade caravans, which made the connection with Chinese Yunnan all proche. It remained about it a strong Chinese colony which controlait this trade of most profitable.

Visit pagoda of style chan, Hsu Taung Pyi and a museum of the State Kachin.



Ngapali

One of the most protected from Asia, the range of Ngapali (thus named by Italian which found resemblances to Naples to him) is long 3 kilometers in length ranging to clear water and a stay guaranteed " Robinson ". The range is close to the small town of Thandwe (10kms), 80 000 inhabitants and one goes there by a charming road which crosses the rubber plantations. The town is dominated by a hill at the top of which throne the pagoda of Sandaw Paya, built into 761 with a piece of coast of the Buddha.

One can go recently in one of the residences of Rudyard Kipling where he wrote and prepared several chapters of the book of the jungle.

Finally, fishing is a very pleasant distraction with Ngapali, and which does not make followers badly. But the place remains still confidential and it is any sound perhaps there charms.



Nay Pyi Daw

The capital of Myanmar is known as Nay Pyi Daw with the meaning of "Abode of Kings" or "The Royal City of The Sun". It has been the capital since 2005 with massively generated, constructed city with high technology. In other words, it is also one of the world's bizarre metropolitan areas. Top sights to see around the capital would be "National Museum", "National Landmark Garden", "Uppatasanti Pagoda", "Water Fountain Garden", etc.



Pakkoku

Slightly upstream of Bagan, but on other bank with 42kms, located the old town of Pakkoku (Pakhan) was contemporary of Bagan. It preserved monuments of time and in particular its walls. The two old pagodas of Shwegu and Thiho-Shin are also centers of local handicrafts where many festivals are held. Many old tombs on both sides of the city walls can be seen along with the old city gates. There is also a small museum of the palace. You can discover the sites Buddhist of 13th and 14th centuries post-Bagan. In the city close to Pakangyi of the large monasteries are in activity (Kyaungdawgyi and the monastery of the 254 pillars).



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