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Top experiences in Southern Myanmar - Explore Southern Myanmar

Souther Symanmar stretches out from Hpa-an in the north towards the Kawathaung in the South and it is a lush green area that has so much to offer to its visitors.

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Beaches of Dawei Peninsula

If you visit Southern Myanmar but fail to visit the beaches in Dawei Peninsula you have not been able to experience your visit to its fullest. The beach is known more like an underdeveloped natural beach when compared to other south Asian beaches but there are some locations that have restaurants and bungalows which provide food and lodging.

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World's Largest Reclining Buddha Statue

This reclining Buddha statue is more than 180m in length and is known to the biggest reclining Buddha statue in the world, making it one of the most visited locations in Southern Myanmar. The temple is located in the south of Mawilmaine and you can reach the location either by a motorbike or a taxi. There is no one who misses a visit to this location if they are making a visit to Southern Myanmar. Travel itineraries are bound to add this to the list even if you do not request it as it is a must-visit location.

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Hpa-an Caves and Lakes

These caves and lakes are any nature lover's paradise. There are so so many different caves that one can explore and there are so many beautiful locations and spaces that one can witness when you go along the lakes and the caves. Inside the caves anther interesting feature, you will find are the ruins and drawings from ancient Buddhist civilisations. These caves are known to have provided shade and protection for Buddhist Monks who used to come to the forest for meditation.

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Walking Tour, Downtown Yangon

Downtown Yangon is a country that has so much character, heritage and culture and a visit to the area is a must if you are intrigued bu history and development. A walking tour is the best way to explore this city as you get to experience the culture and traditions down every street and alleyway,

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Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago is a collection of 800 small islands that have pristine beauty and stand in all its glory. Accessing this dynamic location is only possible through liveaboard tours from Kawathuang. The government is yet to develop the accessibility to the islands which are rich with biodiversity and Moken inhabitance. Arranging the visit yourself is quite a task when it comes to this excursion so you can request a travel company such as Aitken Spence Travels Myanmar to do so on behalf of you.

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Golden Rock, Kyaikiyo Myanmar

This stunning creation by nature is a popular pilgrimage ground for Myanmar Buddhists as well as Buddhists who come to the country from around the world. Not only a religious location but also a stunning creation by nature as the rock stands out from the rest even from afar. The gold-clad temple situated atop a rock is a puzzling question not just for the engineers who look at it but for anyone who witnesses it first hand. There are several trips that you can take in order to reach the location via bus and you can also hire a taxi if you wish to take a more comfortable trip.

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