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7 Attractive Places in Myanmar for First Time Travelers

7 Attractive Places in Myanmar for First Time Travelers

Travelling is good for your soul and personality. Travelling allows you to become acquainted with new cultures and traditions. Travelling opens up your mind to accepting and experiencing new things. There are so many places that you can go to during holidays. One of the places that you can visit is Myanmar. It is commonly known as Burma, and it is becoming a popular tourist sight. It offers an excellent combination of scenic beauty and a dose of history. The country is opening up to international tourism giving a chance to people to see the traditional Myanmar.

Here are some of the places that you should visit while you are in Burma.

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1. Bagan:

If you want to enjoy the Buddhist culture, then it is an excellent place to visit. There are more than two hundred temples. You can enjoy the place all on your own, or you can rent a bicycle. You can also get a guided tour by renting a horse carriage. You can benefit from the beauty of sunset because you can climb on the top of the temple. The temples are an impressive site, and you will enjoy your time exploring the temples.

2. Shwemawdaw Paya:

Its name means the Great Golden God. It gets its name because of the massive golden temple that is visible from miles. The golden temple has a top which is diamond studded. It is 114 meters high which make it the tallest pagoda in Myanmar. It is a historic place ad an important site for Buddhism. There are several relics which belonged to Buddha. It is a much-decorated place. There are a lot of small pagodas which are covered with gold. It is decorated with a lot of statues and pavilions as well.

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3. Lake Inle:

It is a very famous tourist attraction. There is a beautiful lake to explore. There are Longboat tours that you can take, but if you want to enjoy the place, then it is better to go to the town of Nyaung Shwe. There are huge trees and many temples which are crumbling. There are a lot of stupas as well. You can enjoy the beauty of the lake a lot by going through the town instead of taking the boat tour. A trekking tour will prove to be highly enjoyable.

4. Ayeyarwady River:

It is the longest river in Myanmar, and it is also known as Irrawaddy. The river starts in the high Himalayas and makes its journey through Myanmar finally ended up in the Andaman Sea. It is becoming an attractive site for a river cruise. You can take a cruise between Mandalay and Bagan. There are a lot of temples, Budha statues, and pagodas in this city to visit. During the cruises, you can see a lot of river villages and some beakless dolphins. You also get to go through jungles and enjoy gorges.

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5. Ngapali:

It is another place you should add to the exotic tours. It is a beautiful place with white sand beaches, blue waters and a lot of luxury hotels. It is an excellent place if you want to get away from city life and just relax. You can also enjoy fresh fish in the fishing village. The best time to visit these beaches is from November to March.

6. Taung Kalat:

It is a breathtaking site which you must visit while in Myanmar. It is built on the top of an extinct plug of the volcano. To get to the monastery, you have to climb seven hundred and seventy steps. You should expect to encounter a lot of monkeys while climbing the steps. There is a breathtaking panoramic view from the top of the summit. You can also see the whole Bagan city from there.

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7. Golden Rock:

It is locally known as Kyaiktiyo Zedi. It is an excellent sight to behold. There is a huge boulder which is present on the edge of a cliff, and it looks like it is going to fall.  The boulder and cliff both are covered in gold leaf. The locals believe that the rock stays in its place because it is a miracle of Buddha.

These are some of the sights that you should not miss while you are in Myanmar.

Featured photo credit: Yangon Travel Agency in Myanmar via amazingorientaltravels.com

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Last Updated on September 17, 2018

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more comfortable believing that the more clothes you are wearing the better. However, getting naked more often can have great benefits for you. Here are 10 great reasons to get naked more often:

1. It burns more fat.

Your body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around your shoulder blades and neck. When your body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills the white adipose tissue, aka bad fat cells. So, not wearing any clothes helps promote this and makes you healthier.

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2. You’ll become comfortable with who you are.

Self-acceptance is hard to come by today. Ask anyone you know and see if they are happy with themselves. Chances are they will say they are too fat, not pretty, and find all of the flaws that they can. In reality, others do not see this. They see that you are beautiful. When you begin to get naked, you learn to appreciate your body and realize how beautiful you really are.

3. It saves you money.

Being naked more often saves on buying new clothing since you are wearing nothing a lot of the time. Be careful when you are in public, though—you may have to put on some clothes!

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4. It increases your immune system.

Being naked and getting exposure to the sun’s rays actually increases your body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to your immune system. When you have optimal levels of vitamin D, your body’s immune system is impeccable, and you will be better equipped to ward off viruses, including the common cold and flu. So go lay outside naked on your private balcony or in your yard.

5. It makes you face your fears head on.

People cringe today when you mention the words “get naked.” They are so afraid of it—and today’s children are so ingrained with this—that they must wear layer upon layer to deal with their body image. However, when you are naked, you face your fears of body image and self-acceptance, experiencing some of the best moments of your life.

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6. You will feel better in your clothes.

When you do wear clothes (because not everyone has yet accepted being naked in public), you will start to choose clothing that accentuates the parts of your body that you love. You will begin to notice that maybe that muumuu does not flatter your beautiful curves and start wearing clothes that you love.

7. You will embrace vulnerability.

When you put yourself out there, it is a natural reaction to have fear and worry. However, this is an opportunity to embrace being vulnerable. It allows you to think and get down to the core of what really matters and what is of importance to you. When you strip away all of the excess, you are 100% you and willing to take on anything that comes your way.

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8. You will show the world the real you.

Today, we have many ways of altering our appearance from our true body image when we wear clothing. Some people alter their image so much that they fear getting naked with the person they love. It seems crazy that this could even happen; however, the rise in use of breast-enhancing bras and Spanx products has put this idea into people’s minds. This all goes back to being comfortable with your true body image. If a person really does love you, then they should not love you based upon your image. If they do, then you may even decide that the ever-so-uncomfortable leggings that go up above your waist to hold in all of the imperfections may not be worth it after all.

9. You will have fun.

Well, this could go in all sorts of directions. But when you are comfortable with your naked body and see it as being flattering, then life is more fun. You start realizing that you are beautiful and are willing to do more things that you probably would not have done otherwise—with and without your clothes on.

10. You can have intercourse with the lights on.

Many people are self-conscious about the way they look and decide that the less lighting the better when they are intimate with their partner. It’s nothing new. If you survey your best friends, you will probably come to this conclusion too. They may say that it even gets awkward, because they are more concerned with what their partner thinks of their body than just having and enjoying amazing intercourse. When you love the way you look naked, you will also want to have your partner see you at your best.

What are you waiting for? Start spending more time in the buff today and begin to change the way you think about your body.

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