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Flymya makes it easier for you to take in the magnificent sights of Bagan in Central Myanmar.
Fishermen on Inle Lake in Taunggyi District of Shan State have learnt the technique of using one foot to control the oar, while leaving their hands free to fish with big, cone-shaped nets.
A monk crosses the 1.2km-long U Bein Bridge over Tuangthaman Lake in Mandalay on a rainy day.
The Mingun Pagoda built by King Bodawpaya near Mandalay remains an impressive sight even though it was split by an earthquake in 1838.
The pristine Hsinbyume Pagoda near Mandalay is no less stunning than the Mingun Pagoda close by.
The temples of Bagan glow in the evening light.
The handmade parasols of the Pathein region along the Irrawaddy Delta have become an icon of the Burmese culture.
Flymya makes navigating the country's fascinating history, stunning natural beauty and captivating cities easier
Published: 6:00 AM, December 22, 2015
Updated: 6:00 AM, December 22, 2015

Picture yourself enjoying delicious mohinga noodles near the glowing, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, one of Myanmar’s most important cities. Or exploring stately colonial-era buildings, traditional shop houses, charming moss-encrusted mansions and tree-lined avenues swarmed with buses and cars.

If that hasn’t whetted your appetite for a holiday, then this surely will: A family getaway in the Bagan region along the Irrawaddy River to visit ancient Buddhist temples, shimmering pagodas and archaeological sites. The serene sound of ringing bells, hung on wishing trees, echo through the city, and novice monks with their saffron robes are easy to spot for the early riser. Wherever you go in the city, you will rarely have a smile unreturned.

Flymya for all your Myanmar travel needs
Turn dream holidays in this beautiful ancient land into reality with Flymya. The newly upgraded Myanmar travel booking site lets travellers find and book domestic flights, tour packages and rental cars with a click of a mouse. Flymya’s online customer support team also offers round-the-clock assistance with your purchases.

Says Flymya founder, Mike Than Tun Win: “Many travellers find that they need to go in person to a local travel agent to book everything, whether it be a tour, flight or car rental service. As credit cards are still not widely accepted, even at restaurants and the like, it can be very time-consuming to arrange travel plans in Myanmar."

He adds: "Our goal is to make it easy – and to free up precious time to explore this fascinating country.”

Deals on domestic flights
Find the best route at the best price with Flymya. This site offers an all-in-one search engine that will calculate fares and let travellers book a low-cost route around Myanmar.

It doesn’t get any simpler than this: Navigate routes, schedules and fares on Flymya to pick the most suitable flight, and then pay for your air ticket using Paypal or Myanmar Payment Union (MPU). Flymya also accepts cash payments at the office in downtown Yangon. Finally, download your e-ticket and you’re ready to start your journey.

Explore the country
Experience the diverse cultures of Myanmar with Flymya’s extensive range of tour packages. These trips you can run off to for a day, a weekend or longer take holidaymakers to vacation hot spots in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, and the Heho region.

Opt for a scenic hot air balloon ride over Bagan or a visit to Mandalay’s famed pagodas and Buddhist temples. The lesser-seen night markets visited by locals in Yangon are also popular with holidaymakers. Tour package prices include an English-speaking guide who will help you gain a better understanding of the country.

Travellers who prefer a self-drive jaunt should also check out Flymya’s car rental services, which operate in major hubs such as Mandalay, Yangon and Naypyitaw.

Find out more about the country
Get an insider look into Myanmar by connecting with Flymya on social media. Join the conversation on Facebook and connect with other travellers around the best holiday trips in Myanmar. The Instagram feed on Flymya.com also offers stunning photos of the country’s attractions.

PRODUCED BY THE TODAY SPECIAL PROJECTS TEAM