Category: Myanmar

Yangon

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Yangon retains a historic feel with its many examples of British colonial-era architecture. There are thriving local markets, an emerging art scene and a wonderful array of bars and restaurants to explore. The city is located by the peaceful Yangon River, and is home to the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden stupa visible from all over the city.

Ngapali Beach

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Picture perfect Ngapali Beach is one of the most idyllic parts of Burma’s coastline. The ideal place for a beach break after visiting the country’s cultural and religious sites, Ngapali Beach stretches for three kilometers along the beautiful Bay of Bengal, and offers a wide range of accommodation options.

Mandalay

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Mandalay is set in a picturesque location by the Irrawaddy River and at the base of Mandalay Hill. The city is rich in culture and history, and was the country’s last royal capital. It is renowned for its excellent handicrafts, exquisite temples and the collection of over 700 ancient pagodas surrounding the city. See cultural relics including the World’s Biggest Book, made up of 729 stone slabs, and learn more about Burma’s rich heritage.

Kalaw

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Picturesque Kalaw is nestled in scenic mountains, where several of Burma’s ethnic minority groups live, including the Paluang, Danu and Pa-O. In some local villages, the local people still wear their traditional costumes. Kalaw retains the laidback atmosphere of the British hill station it once was, and offers a relaxing place to enjoy Burma’s enchanting countryside. The mountains that surround Kalaw are also home to lush tea plantations.

Inle Lake

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Get to know one of Burma’s most captivating waterways, Inle Lake, which is teeming with life and activity. Witness the unique style of rowing the local fishermen use, and see floating gardens and stilt houses. Visit the morning markets where various tribal groups gather and trade. Embark on a cruise around this fascinating lake and learn more about the communities that call it home.

Bagan

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Breathtaking Bagan is situated on Burma’s dusty central plains, and is strewn with thousands of ancient stupas. Explore the many temples in the area, perhaps by horsecart, and enjoy them at their most stunning at sunset. Many of the temples and pagodas house intricate carvings and murals, and the area is also known for its handicrafts.