The Myanmar travel is a visit to the Golden Land, where gold is generously used to embellish pagodas, monasteries, and other buildings and monuments. Most pagodas are covered with gold leaves or painted in a gold color.
One of the musts to see during the Myanmar travel should be Maha Muni, the largest gold Buddha Image, housed in a gilt brick temple and situated in the south-west of Mandalay. Almost two tons of gold decorate this magnificent image of the Great Exalted Saint (the translation of Maha Muni) in addition to many precious gems, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds, jades, diamonds and pearls.
The Myanmar travel is a way to learn unique arts that came into birth thousands of years ago! One of the Myanmar traditional arts is the art of Pantain (gold or silver smith). The silver smith is an art of making a drinking bowl, a receptacle bowl, a prize-cup, a shield and a belt. The gold smith is an art of making earplugs, eardrops, earrings, with a screw-on back piece, finger-ring bracelets, pendents and necklaces. The creation of silverware began to spread in Myanmar one thousand two hundred years ago, and the earliest samples of the art show great mastery and skillfulness, the object of pride in Myanmar culture.
The Myanmar travel is an opportunity to feel genuine inventiveness of Asian people. The country boasts of many goods, which are one-of-the-kind in the world or surpass many other achievements. For instance, in many shops of Myanmar you may buy a traditional natural homemade shampoo, based on old and original recipe, tried by Myanmar women for many years, while women in rural areas still make this shampoo at home to wash their hair. The main ingredients of this shampoo are the bark of a shrub, known as "Tayaw", and a soapy fruit of the "Kin-mun". Sometimes limes are added to make a more aromatic product.
The country also has a rich collection of several largest things in the world. Myanmar is home to the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, the largest building in the world, covered with gold. There is also the largest ringing bell, called Mingun Bell, which is twenty six feet high and weighs ninty point fifty five metric tons. It still rings in the city of Sagaing. The last, but not least, Myanmar houses two largest recycling Buddha, one of which is Chaukhtatgyi Buddha of seventy meters long, and another is Shwethalyaung Buddha of fifty five meters long.
Such great attractions and many others are not listed here simply due to the limited space; to reach the Myanmar legendary destination, you should certainly know how to reach the country.
Flights to Myanmar are operated by the Air China, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, Bangladesh Airlines, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysian Airlines, Silk Air and Thai Airways International. There are other ways to enter Myanmar, which are by sea and by road, however, the air travel is recommended as the most convenient, fast and expedient.