Myanmar is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia, but crucially, it remains a rural and devoutly Buddhist nation of traditional values. Its commercial capital, Yangon, boasts a beguiling mix of gold-gilded pagodas, old British architecture and modern hotels. The Shwedagon Paya, believed to enshrine strands of Buddha’s hair, is undoubtedly the highlight. Watch its gold-leaf veneer glint under the setting sun, or go at dawn to avoid the crowds.
Beyond Yangon, there are more wonders waiting. Gawk at the Golden Rock of Mount Kyaiktiyo, perched precariously on the edge of a chasm. Glide down the Irrawaddy River in an old steamboat. Discover the stilt villages and floating gardens of Inle Lake. Or trek through rolling countryside to remote mountain towns in the Shan Highlands.
And then there’s Bagan.
The 3,000 or so temples scattered across this historic plain are the result of a frenzied wave of pagoda building that took place between the 11th and 13th centuries. Venture inside the great brick and stucco frame of Ananda Temple to find four standing Buddha statues with bodies of solid teak, and later, watch the sun sink beyond the stupa-pierced skyline from a hot air balloon – a perfect finale to an adventure-packed break.
The people of Myanmar are very friendly and eager to introduce visitors to their culture. You can stay with them in guesthouses across the country, or indulge in a luxurious hotel or villa in cities such as Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s administrative capital.
Thank you for the wonderful stay. I dun know how was breakfast. Cause i wake up late:) i love the Shwedagone Pagoda view:) from my bedroom.
Staff from resturant was very friendly.
Nice lobby area.
Bell man greet with beautiful smile. Reception were should greeting a guest such as "welcome to My Hotel" to the first time guest as me. Reception should greeting guest. They were so silent. Should make small conversation with a guest tho. Well, i m not blame.. This is what i am suggested. Anyway will return to you soon :)
Staff were Super helpful and friendly. Our over night bus arrived at 2.30am and we initially thought we had to camp outside till morning to check in, but the staff gave us a room to rest, provided us with breakfast and did all they could to Ensure our stay is comfortable without charging us extra. the best hotel out of 4 I've stayed in my trip to Myanmar. Thank you mr Myo zaw
The staff was incredible. I felt like a real VIP staying here. And the rooms are very big and clean, even the bathroom. At first I was wondering if we got the wrong room because it felt more like a suite that I couldn’t afford. But it was the right room. It’s a little further from the centre of Yangon, but for us it was the perfect location. And it’s really worth the money.
I love food options for breakfast so much. There were many options to choose and the quality of food was awesome.
I booked lake view room. My room had far distance view of Shwedagon Pagoda and was beautiful in night time. I was happy so much with my room.
Staffs at lobby were very helpful.
As an hotel near the airport I really liked it. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and it was a really nice bed. There is no restaurant next to it, but we could order food from a menu and the staff picked it up for us. Nice place.😊
Location is great ! Right next to Shwe Dagon pagoda and approachable to all places . Specialist and modern rooms , extremely very friendly staff , great poolside restaurant and gym , good restaurants , beautiful view .
On this four week trip to four countries, 15 flights and 10 hotels it was the most comfortable stay! The beds are AMAZING and could not belief how comfortable they are. Well done Summit Parkview Hotel!