What are the Top Activities in Myanmar?

Make sure to get the most out of your trip by fitting in as many of the top activities as you can. These activities take you to some of Myanmar's most popular destinations and introduce you to the country's rich history and culture.

Bagan and Mrauk U are active sites of archeological study and offer stunning ruins. Visit these for archaeological and history tours. Hot air balloon tours are one of the most popular ways to see Old Bagan — see the majesty of the stupas from the sky. This is one of the top Buddhist sites in the country.

Inle Lake has a Myanmar is home to the country’s most popular handicraft and cultural tours. The 5-Day Market moves to a different village each day of the week, and tours here can take you to see some of the most interesting traditional crafts. On cultural tours here you’ll learn about the Burmese affection for marionette and see puppets being made by hand. Lacquerware and gold leaf require intense attention to detail, and give you the chance to meet the artisans who produce some of Myanmar’s most distinctive exports.

Myanmar is a culinary destination, and has distinct influences from Thai and Indian culinary traditions, as well as a savory quality all its own. Make sure to visit tea shops for a traditional noodle breakfast, and don’t hesitate to ask locals for their recommendations.