Central Myanmar is the last kingdom of Myanmar. It was founded in 1044 by King Anawrahta and lasted until the British conquest in 1885. Mandalay is the capital of Central Myanmar and the largest city in Myanmar. It is also the cultural and economic center of Central Myanmar. This region is also known for its beautiful scenery and friendly people and also a great region to try traditional Burmese cuisine. Having diverse culture in Myanmar, visitors can expect to see a variety of different traditions during their travels in this region especially in Mandalay where is the best place to start your journey, as it is the former capital of Myanmar and home to many of the country's most important historical sites. Central Myanmar is where you'll find the country's capital, Naypyidaw, as well as the ancient city of Bagan - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also home to many ethnic minorities and unique dance traditions. Besides, central Myanmar is also home to Bagan, an ancient city with a rich archeological heritage where was the first kingdom to emerge in the region and played a pivotal role in the region's history. The city is filled with magnificent temples and other structures that attest to its past glory. Magway is one of the cities of central Myanmar and is known for its petroleum reserves. The surrounding countryside is also home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Central region is also home to Rakhine State, in particular, has some of the country's most beautiful beaches. Several of them have been recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites.

Why you should visit Central Destinations?

1. Because of central part of Myanmar, the collections of authentic Burmese people traditions can be figured out.
2. The essence of Myanmar taste, Myanmar culture and Myanmar food are the originality of these regions.
3. Possessing the last kingdom of Myanmar and Arakan, Bagan, UNSCO world heritage site and Myauk Oo, UNSCO world heritage site in this region would make your trip classical and majestic.
4. Being the flat land and main central region of Myanmar, it has a hot weather rather than northern and southern parts of Myanmar so make sure your trip and accessories are adaptable with the weather and regions.
5. Most of the regions are government administered zone except for Kayah and Rakhine, if you are planning to travel to those two regions, be sure to have a safe regional status ahead of your trip and having a regional tourist guide is the most-recommended suggestion.

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Best Time to Visit

Being hot and normally no much rainfall in Central Myanmar part, the excellent time to visit regions in Central Myanmar would be October to May where the weather is hot and dry in all regions. It is also the time that is good for walking and cycling in the evening and to enjoy sunset in most regions' viewpoints. In that time, the temperature range between 75 F and 93 F within June and September and exploration to rural area culture and experiencing local lifestyle through traditional festivals can also be made. Because this region is central part of Myanmar and doesn't rain heavily, the rainy crazy can also join visiting to enjoy different or unique experience. There are even some itineraries which are planned especially for rainy season at Bagan. For those who enjoys to visit to the villages, winter will be the best time which starts around December to February.

How to get there

There are many ways accessible for Central Myanmar. Having the middle part of Ayeyarwaddy river makes some domestic cruise as one of your extra options. Mostly used one to get here is airplane by inbound visitors or foreigners flown by Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airport and express or cars by domestic visitors. When the way comes from Southern Myanmar, visitors also use domestic cruise running along the Ayeyarwaddy. It is also used to get the central Myanmar regions as well.

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Central Myanmar Regions

Rakhine

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Rakhine (formerly Arakan) is a state in Myanmar. It is located on the western coast of the country, and consists of the Rakhine Yoma mountain range, as well as the coastal plains. The capital city is Sittwe.

Magway

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Magway Region is an administrative division in central Myanmar, well known as Myanmar's oil big pot due to the high yield of sesame oil. Magway is the city of the Magway Region and is situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. The Myathalun, the beauty of Magway located in the north of the city.

Nay Pyi Taw

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Nay Pyi Taw is located in central Myanmar. It has been the capital city of Myanmar since 2005 and consists of 8 townships. Naypyidaw is notable for its unusual combination of large size and very low population density.

Mandalay

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Mandalay, the former royal capital of Myanmar, is located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River in central Myanmar. It is the second largest city of Myanmar and also the economic center of Myanmar. Mandalay is famous for Mandalay Palace, where evidence of the rich history can be found.
Kayah State is located in the eastern part of Myanmar. It is bounded on the north by Shan State, on the east by Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province, on the south and west by Kayin State. There are 2 districts which are Loikaw district including 4 townships, Loikaw, Demoso,Hpruso and Shadaw , and Bawlakhe district including 4 townships, Bawlakhe, Hpasawng, Mese and Ywathit.
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People

One of the most appealing aspects of travelling in Myanmar is getting to know its local people and businesses. Whether you're visiting the bustling markets of Yangon or trying local delicacies in a small village, you'll get a firsthand look at the rich culture and traditions that influence life in Myanmar.

Culture & History

Myanmar is a culturally rich country with a long and fascinating history. Mighty kings, the British colonization, the Japanese invasion have all left their marks on this fascinating country.  From its ancient temples and bustling cities to its tranquil villages and stunning natural landscapes, Myanmar offers something for every type of traveler. Religion is an important part of life in Myanmar, and the country is home to a diverse array of religious traditions. Buddhism is the most popular religion in Myanmar, followed by Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. Myanmar has a population of over 55 million, including over 135 ethnic groups with different languages while Burmese is the main language of Myanmar.

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Attractions

Whether you're interested in exploring the beautiful temples, hiking through lush forests, or simply relaxing on one of Myanmar's stunning beaches, there is something for everyone in this diverse country. So if you're looking for an unforgettable travel experience that allows you to discover a fascinating culture and natural beauty unlike anything else in the world, then be sure to add Myanmar to your travel bucket list!,

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Nature & Environment

Travelling to Myanmar is a unique and rewarding experience that allows you to explore the diverse landscapes and cultures of this fascinating country. The country is rich in biodiversity due to its diverse ecosystems and varying altitude from sea level to the high mountain peaks of the Himalaya. And on top of that there is the tropical Mergui archipelago which has more than 800 islands and is full with coral reefs. Myanmar is also home to some of the largest remaining intact forests in Southeast Asia. Besides all this beauty Myanmar is also one of the countries that is most vulnerable for climate change in the world.

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