Where to go in Myanmar ?


You will find here the localities' surveys results to help you choose your destinations and organize your itinerary. 

Make your selection on the left border or check below the best of the best : The Top 5 of Myanmar!

Note : the ratings & surveys methods are explained in Site Presentation


No 1 : Inle Lake (the North)

Global : 15.33/20        Backpackers (22) : 15.55       Criteria : 15.11

The lake is one of the natural wonder of the country and intriguing day tours on it are part of the "must do" of Myanmar. But beside the tourist attraction, the village of Nyaugschwe could also be considered as the backpackers' heaven of Myanmar :  relaxed atmosphere, great natural surroundings to explore, lots of cheap guesthouses and... banana pancakes !


No 2 : Kalaw  (the North)

Global : 15.22/20        Backpackers (12) : 16.67       Criteria : 13.78

This little village surrounded by mountains is rather surprisingly number two. The cool temperature, the relaxed atmosphere, the natural surroundings, the colorful markets, the air filled with pine essence but above all the treks opportunities toward minorities villages are part of the answer. Only a few travelers stop here. Those who do apparently have a great time !


No 3 : Pyin U Lwin (the North)

Global : 15.18/20        Backpackers (19) : 15.68        Criteria : 14.67

The strawberries capital of Myanmar is a tiny little place full of charm, thanks to the numerous Tudor style mansions. Indeed, officials come here for the cool climate, the superb botanical garden and maybe also the 18 holes golf. Backpackers will also enjoy exploring the surroundings, in particular toward superb waterfalls...


No 4 : Hsipaw (the North)

Global : 14.51/20        Backpackers (20) : 15.25        Criteria : 13.78

Another's backpackers paradise ! This forget-it-all little Shan place win easily Passplanet's award for hospitality. Talking with the locals is the main attraction but the surrounding tiny villages also provide charming day walks opportunities. Water caves, waterfalls, hot springs, river scenery,... Travelers come for two days and stay for two weeks !


No 5 : Bagan (the North)

Global : 14.36/20        Backpackers (21) : 16.71        Criteria : 12.00

The main attraction of Myanmar is on everybody's agenda. Indeed, how not to be moved by those old pagoda and temples, set in a charming arid and deserted environment ? Ride a bike for days, climb temples for maybe the best sunrise of Asia, relax in your guesthouse, watch monkeys at nearby Mt Popa,... Lots of tourists and business but it remains nevertheless the backpackers' favorite !


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