What are some interesting facts about Myanmar?
As Myanmar is relatively unknown to the majority of people, it is likely that you are unfamiliar with most of these fascinating facts about the country and the many attractions it has to offer. When in Yangon, the largest city in the country, the Shwedagon Pagoda is an absolute must-see as it is encrusted with gold plates and topped with thousands of precious stones including diamonds and rubies. If you visit the northern city of Mandalay you will find the Kuthodaw Pagoda which is home to the world’s largest book, while nearby you can also visit the world’s second largest ringing bell. Other fascinating sites to visit include the precarious Golden Rock, the stilted villages at Inle Lake and the thousands of temples and pagodas that are spread across the Bagan Plains.