Also called Burma, Myanmar is a culturally diverse country. Its beautiful landscapes are suitable as filming locations in Myanmar. There are superb white sandy beaches with rich coral reefs and turquoise seas. International filmmakers will also find an abundance of old and new man-made structures, Buddhist temples, 19th-century architecture, bridges, rice paddies against a backdrop of snowcapped hills, rivers, waterfalls, and jungles.
Here are some of the popular filming locations in Burma. Interested in filming in Myanmar? Drop us a line.
The capital city of Myanmar and the seat of power of the country, Naypyidaw is centrally located and sparsely populated. The city is a transportation hub and offers a number of modernized filming locations which are mostly unoccupied. However, being the government headquarters of Myanmar, filming in Naypyidaw might be relatively restricted.
Mandalay was the last royal city and second largest in Burma. The city still bears marks of its days as the royal capital with several beautiful palaces, temples, stupas, and pagoda lining the streets. The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is a popular incomplete stupa located northwest of the city. Other notable places include Mount Popa, Snake Pagoda, Inwa.
With its rich heritage, Mandalay is definitely one of the filming locations in Myanmar worth keeping an eye on.
This ancient city was the capital of the old pagan kingdom which was the first unified state of Myanmar. Of the original 10,000 Buddhist temples, stupas and pagodas constructed in the plains of Bagan, more than 2,000 are still standing today. The notable ones in this region include Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple and a long list of others.
Until 2006, Yangon was the capital city of Myanmar. Even today, the city remains the commercial capital of the country with its ever-busy markets. Yangon is also the largest Burmese city and offers a lot of options for those in search of location ideas. Notable locations in the former capital include the Shwenandaw Monastery, Shwethalyaung Buddha and Botataung Pagoda. The city is also home to the largest reclining Buddha in the world: Win Sein Taw Ya.
The city of Mrauk U is one of the most archeologically significant sites in Myanmar. Located in western Burma, the town was the capital of the ancient Mrauk U Kingdom, which was the most powerful Arakanese Kingdom until its conquest in the 18th century. Mrauk U has developed into a trading city and religious center, thus becoming one of the suitable filming locations in Myanmar.
U Bein Bridge
Being the oldest teak bridge in the world, U Bein was built as a crossing over the Taungthaman Lake. It serves as an important passageway as well as an important tourist attraction.