Pathein, the fifth largest city of the nation, is one of another towns that you would find it as surprisingly quiet, small, interesting town to explore of other way of tradition and culture. The most important Irrawaddy Delta port of Yangon is mainly well known for its workshops of hand-painted colorful parasols. The colonial British name of the city is Bassein and along with the name, the city is undeniably standing with exclusive colonial buildings including the central jail dating back from 1879. The busy, flourishing city is worth a visit for nearby beaches from the big cities and additionally, high suggestion to explore the village and town of the delta if you already stepped on the land.


The Mount Poppa, which is standing tall at 62kms from Bagan (Nyaung-Oo), being an old volcano (1520m) become the sanctuary of spirits the " Nats ", whose worship remains at the sides of Buddhism, Glimpse of the Spirit which does not leave Burmese indifferent. The slopes of the Mount are covered with a vegetation luxuriates which contrasts with the desert aspect of the area of Bagan. Forest of tamarind, acacias, and tectonics are surrounded. The mount is especially known for its simple and its famous lady Nat, Mae Wunna, a ogress which lived on the slopes of the Poppa Mount and which became the owner of the Burmese pharmacopeia. On climbs the slope of the mount by 700 steps without much difficulty. Of share and others traditional the small merchants make their deals with the spirits and the tourists.


Pindaya, 2 hours drive from Nyaungshwe (Inle) road, is a place, which is a famous place of pilgrimage, fully crowned cave Buddhas (approximately 8000) of which oldest date from the 12th century. Moreover, it is the capital of Danu. The story of it is in valiant Danu which came to end says the legend of a malefic spider which sequestered the 7 girls of the king in the above-named cave, that Pindaya owes today its Buddhist sanctuary, a true labyrinth recently emphasized by adapted lightings. The special facts about these images are that they are carved in heteroclite materials, marble, teak, bricks, lacquers, cement, alabaster, and are built in dense with the ones beside the others which they return the access to the rooms of meditations (which one can reach only while putting oneself at knees) difficult.

Further from the stalagmites, resound comes of the gongs and sweat on the face of the Buddhas (makes condensation of it) is preserved by the pelerines like signs heralding good fortune and beauty.

The village of Pindaya, built around a small lake celebrates a picturesque market every three times per week.

The visit of the monastery Sin Gaung is essential, because it is about a typical construction very out of wood, but especially because it is about a small Buddhism museum of art with exceptional parts of the period of AVA.

Pindaya also became famous for its sunshades. Here one manufactures paper of mulberry tree on large frameworks out of wooden that dry with the sun. Paper is then used by making caps, slaughtering-days, multicolored sunshades.

In addition to this traditional craft industry it is in Pindaya that one manufactures they are typical water jugs of variable sizes that one sees a little everywhere.


Putao, a small borough of the extreme North of Burma, with a very dispersed habitat of small wood country cottages, nested with the foot of the Himalayas, Southern slope. Tibet is only at 10 days of functioning and the Chinese border, 8 days. But there is not any road and it is necessary to be satisfied to admire Kakabo Razi by far (5889m) and high covered nodes of snow. The population of this State is Kachin, but with often different origins (Chinese, tibetaines, Mongolian).

The walk is really covered Kan Su KB is a market of the end of the world which gathers certain days all the tribes of the area and which is the only place where one can meet the Chin women with the completely tattooed face. This area was Christianized at the beginning of the century and the pagodas make place with the churches there. The interest is to go in the surrounding villages and in particular in Mulashidi (Lishu minorities and Rowan) at the edge of the Mula River and in Machambaw (Lisu villages and Kamtichan). Astonishing tropical vegetation dominates these pre-Himalayans landscapes.


One of the cities at the origin of Myanmar, a Pyu city which was very prosperous 5th at the 9th century, before the apogee of the city birmane of Bagan at the 10th century.

* Visit site of this old city, Thayekhittaya, which proposes two more solids pagodas, Payagyi and Pagama (5th century) of cylindrical form and which point out certain pagodas of the south of India. Visit Hmawsa museum close to an antique pagoda Leimyethna. This museum presents on the site of the sculptures, potteries, funeral and other parts of the same time, which show the Indian influence (worship of Vishnou).

* The Shwesandaw pagoda in the centre town, a pagoda that contains relics of the Buddha.

* The Shwenattaung pagoda outside on a hill.

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