As the last royal capital of the Burmese Kingdom, Mandalay today is the religious heart of the country possessing some of Myanmar's most beautiful pagodas, including the highly revered Mahamuni Paya, which holds a famous Buddha-image covered in gold leaf.
Heho is known as the gateway to Inle Lake, which is just a short one-hour drive away. The people who live around this serene 22km-long lake are known for their peculiar style of rowing: standing on one leg they use the other leg to row.
Located relatively close by to Yangon along Myanmar’s west coast, the quiet Ngapali beach resort offers palm tree-fringed golden sandy beaches which dip down into the clear green waters of the Bay of Bengal
Also on the Bay of Bengal is Ngwe Saung, an unbroken 15 km stretch of unspoiled silvery sands, clear waters and an occasionally rocky shoreline set against a backdrop of tropical rain forests and the majestic Rokhine mountain range.
Take a boat on the Irrawaddy River and arrive in the early morning to see the ruins. Travel by horseback to more remote ruins or take a horse-drawn carriage to explore the splendor of the Buddhist frescoes and detailed sculpture.