30 Photos to Inspire you to Visit Myanmar Before Everyone Else Does!

One of the most satisfying things about travel is when a destination actually ends up exceeding your already high expectations. Myanmar is a prime example. I recently finished up a two week trip to the Golden Land and am already finding myself missing the friendly people, delicious food and endless supply of pagodas and temples. On top of it all, the sunrises and sunsets were really like no other I have witnessed. I won’t ramble on too much about my love for Myanmar, but I will say that another great thing I noted was the lack of tourists as of yet. I’ll let these photographs speak for themselves and hopefully they can inspire you to get over to Myanmar and explore this peaceful part of the world before hoards of tourists take over!

Sunrise at U Bein Bridge

Stalking Monks on Mandalay Hill

Bagan sure knows how to do a good sunrise

Cute n sassy little monkeys on Mount Popa

A day trip to Mingun visiting this unfinished beauty

The most photogenic fisherman are found in Myanmar

Morning teachings at the Shwe Yan Pyay Monestary, Inle Lake

Admiring the hot air balloons floating over Bagan’s many pagodas

Cattle stiring up dust at sunset, Bagan

A tech savvy Monk

The famous golden Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Market mornings in Yangon

Pagoda ruins of Indein, Inle Lake

I’m telling you now, Myanmar has the most magical sunrises and sunsets!

My favourite place of all – Bagan

Farming life on Inle lake

Shwedagon Pagoda still glowing at night, Yangon

Possibly the most beautiful temple I’ve laid eyes on – Hsinbyume in Mingun

You’ll never get sick of seeing sunsets in Myanmar, especially when they look this damn good

Wandering through the 2,478 stupa pagodas of Kakku

The friendly locals will melt your heart

Sunrise in Bagan is clearly worth the early wake up call

A Novice ceremony taking place at Shwedagon Pagoda

Mount Popa

Two days isn’t enough in Bagan…

Peaceful mornings over Bagan

That golden light though…

Reflections of Kakku

Fisherman rowing with their feet on Inle Lake



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    Nano @ Travel With Nano B.
    March 10, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Sophie, your stunning photos would convince me to pack and go anywhere. Myanmar is definitely on my list of countries to visit next year though, what a breathtaking beauty! xoxo, nano | http://www.travelwithnanob.com

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      March 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Oh Nano, thank you so much for your kind words! You are just so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I really hope you make it to Myanmar at the beginning of next year (before the rainy season!). You will absolutely love it! xo

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    Nerissa | HejNerissa
    March 10, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I’ve been seeing Myanmar all over social medias for the past few months and no wonder why it’s getting so popular lately! Every photo looks so stunning, especially that Mount Popa!

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      March 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      It really is taking off hey!! You definitely need to get over there before it is packed with tourists and everyone discovers the beauty of Myanmar!! Glad you like the photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Mount Popa is a must!

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    April | April Everyday
    March 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I’m dying to take a trip here! I’ve seen it pop up on instagram a lot lately, and I really want to try get there before too many tourists find it! It looks like you had an amazing couple of weeks there! I just can’t get over the sunrises and sunsets!
    xo April | April Everyday

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      March 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Yesss I really hope you make it to Myanmar before everyone else does! The sunrises and sunsets were seriously like no other I’ve seen before! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, absolutely amazing photos! The temples look gorgeous. I’d love to visit Myanmar!

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      March 20, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Even more gorgeous in person! I hope you get there someday soon.

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    Eint Chu
    March 25, 2017 at 5:45 am

    thank you for capturing such beautiful photos of my country .xxx

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    Megan Johnson
    March 25, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    That little monkey is so cute! I would love to visit Myanmar, it looks amazing. I would especially love a hot air balloon ride there!

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      March 26, 2017 at 4:56 am

      So cute but so cheeky!! I would of loved to do that too but it was over $400 ๐Ÿ™ And I liked watching the balloons from the pagodas!

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    March 25, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Great photos!!! It looks similar to Cambodia. You inspired to visit soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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