Myanmar (Burma) holidays

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“…For the temple-bells are callin', and it's there that I would be - by the old Moulmein Pagoda, looking lazy at the sea..."

Rudyard Kipling
 

Go now – change is coming fast to this society. It is creaking into the 20th Century. Try to see it before it reaches the 21st.

Right now Myanmar (Burma) is ripe with opportunity. A shift towards democracy has lifted sanctions, opened the country to outsiders and created, overnight, a travel sensation. The Burmese people seem delighted to have the opportunity to show off their cultural and natural heritage - and what a heritage! Bright gold temples dot the countryside, old colonial buildings crumble fetchingly and on the commuter trains and buses, farmer’s carts and buffaloes, the Burmese make their way into the future.
 

3 Things You Shouldn’t Miss In Myanmar (Burma)

See Bagan by balloon
The view across the tropical vegetation of the Bagan plain would be unforgettable without the 2000 temples that have been built there – but the whole ensemble is almost otherworldly.

Navigate The Irrawaddy
Why go fast when you can go slow? An older, more natural way of getting around the country is by riverboat. From floating gin palace to fisherman’s skiff, life has its own rhythm on the great, wide river.

Get Fresh & Local
Yangon is for bargain hunters. Head for Scott market on Bogyoke Aung San Road or, for a more local experience, the Hledan produce market.
 

Inspiration:
From The Land Of Green Ghosts by Pascal Khoo Thwe
Burmese Days by George Orwell
The River Of Lost Footsteps by Thant Mint-U
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
Golden Earth – Travels In Burma by Norman Lewis
Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle
 

Useful Facts:
Main international airports: Yangon, Mandalay
Cost of a restaurant meal: About 15 USD
Cost of a beer: About 3 USD

 

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Fantastic trip in a beautiful country

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An exceptional Myanmar trip thanks to an inspired itinerary

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'Unforgettable trip, full of culture and amazing landscapes'

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Amazing country, a must for travellers.

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The whole trip was seamless with every detail well prepared and organised

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Good and reliable trip to Myanmar

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