The Kuthodaw Pagoda contains 729 towering slabs of marble inscribed with passages from the Tripitaka and other Buddhism texts!
World’s Largest “Ringing Bell”
Discover the largest ringing bell in the world, dating back to 2000 AD!
Inside this giant local market, you can browse stalls for craft items, handmade jewelry, art, clothing, foods, and all sorts of unique finds.
Myanmar River Cruises
Few vacations are able to offer such intimacy as Myanmar River cruises. A Myanmar River cruise is a fascinating vacation experience to little-known destinations that have only recently been open to cruisers. Myanmar River cruise ships go deep into the heart of Asia where larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. The one-of-a-kind, intimate atmosphere on board these ships make it much more possible to enjoy visiting traditional Asian river villages. Plus, the cruise lines that offer Myanmar river cruises have fabulous, regionally-inspired cuisine, matched perfectly by an attentive and well-trained staff.
Myanmar River cruises will transport you along the Irrawaddy River, which flows through Myanmar (also known as Burma). You can experience ports such as Bagan, Bhamo, Katha, Kyun Daw, Mandalay, and Yangon as you’ve never dreamed you could! Until recently, travel to Myanmar was difficult due to unstable politics and tourism restrictions. Now, more and more travelers are adding it to their bucket list as the political climate changes and the tourism infrastructure grows.
Navigating the Irrawaddy River is nothing comparable to a typical European river cruise. You’ll get a true taste of local Asian life as you float past red brick temples, golden pagodas, and bustling markets. Pay your respects at the Schwezigon Pagoda shrine. Take your first ride in an ox-cart. Experience sunrises and sunsets at some of the world’s most beautiful temples. Visit local farms and interact with villagers. Watch local artisans at work. The possibilities of what you can do on a Myanmar River cruise are endless! Typical cruises are usually 3- to 4-nights in length although some cruise lines offer 7+ night itineraries. It is also possible add on pre- and post-cruise tours to see even more of Myanmar and its surrounding area.
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Highlighted Myanmar River Cruise Attractions
The following are just a few of the many things to do while in Myanmar:
The World’s Largest Book (Kuthodaw Pagoda)
The Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay juts 188 feet into the air and is an incredible wonder. The grounds contain 729 towering slabs of marble inscribed with passages from the Tripitaka and other Buddhism texts, making it the largest book in the world. Each inscription was originally decorated with gold and gems until they were stolen by British troops in the 1880s. Today, the inscriptions still stand and make for an engaging cultural experience.
The World’s Largest “Ringing Bell”
During a stop in Mingun, you can discover the largest ringing bell in the world, dating back to 2000 AD. The Mingun Bell, which stands 13 feet tall, was built by King Bodawpaya, and is situated in an unfinished pagoda. It’s definitely worth checking out!
This large bazaar is located in Yangon and is a popular attraction on Myanmar River itineraries. Inside this giant local market, you can browse stalls for craft items, handmade jewelry, art, clothing, foods, and all sorts of unique finds. There’s even a shop where you can try local cuisine, such as fried noodles, vermicelli, and even fried pig organs.
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