• India – Myanmar – Thailand – Malaysia Crossing

    Duration: 26 Days 25 Nights - Price: $US

    India Myanmar Thailand Malaysia

    This tour allows you to drive drive from India to Thailand via Myanmar, before exiting into Malaysia with your own vehicles (bikes, cars, motorhomes).  Burma Senses make your crossing...

  • Burma Trekking Tour

    Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights - Price $1950

    Ann ethnic people in Kyaing Tong

    On this adventurous Burma Trekking Tour, we walk through remote lands and also spend time in the principal highlights of the country. We trek to remote hilltribes of the...

  • Burma At Glance Tour

    Duration: 07 Days 06 Nights - Price $1250

    Burma monk with umbrella

    This Burma At Glance Tour is perfect for those who desire to visit Burma's 4 major cities, including  Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake in very short time. With this...

  • Burma Photo Tour

    Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights - Price $2385

    Burma Picturesque Photo Tours

    Discover one of the world’s most photogenic countries on a special photographic tour organized by Burma Senses Travel & Tours. Hone your photographic skills while travelling through Burma's Victorian...

Tour Theme


Price from



  • Internationally registered, reputable enterprise
  • Quick response within 12 hours
  • Local experts with rich knowledge
  • Personalized services
  • Easy to settle payments online
  • 24/24 Support
  • Satisfaction Commitment
  • Professional Consultancy
  • Unrivalled Values
Home >> Burma Destinations >> Meiktila


Meiktila is a city at the center of Burma (Myanmar). Situated on the banks of Lake Meiktila in Mandalay division, it is a place of natural beauty.

But it also is home to Myanmar Air Force central command and Meiktila Air Force Base. Not to mention, the University of Aerospace Engineering.

The name Meiktila comes from an Indian kingdom called Mithila. Meiktila is a city with a rich history; it was the site of the 1945 battle of Meiktila and briefly fell to insurgent Karen forces. Nowadays, Meiktila is an up-and-coming town with many pagodas, namely the Shwemyinti, Yele and Sutaung Pyi.

However, one of the best attractions in Meiktila is the lake. Constructed by King Anawrahta in ancient times, it has had held historic importance since. Indeed it is called the “Royal Lake,” and with good reason. It has been supplying the drinking water for all the residents in the region since ancient times.

The lake’s water is also used to irrigate. The lake is divided in two portions known as the northern and the southern portion.

It is not just for its history that Meiktila is worth a visit. The shopping in Meiktila is amazing. Bamboo items, wicker, rattan and teak are available here, as well as jade and pearl jewelry, tribal art pieces and gold items. The Zegyo Market is an excellent market held in the city center of Meiktila and worth a browse.

Source: Myanmarburma.com