Where to go in Myanmar (Burma)

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Mandalay

Far East > Myanmar (Burma)

It is hard to believe that bustling Mandalay was known as ‘the bicycle city’ just 25 years ago. Having said that, this fast-developing city is thankfully still relatively void of towering skyscrapers and American chains – for now at least - and is certainly still worth a visit. Read more

Bagan

Far East > Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan is an incredible archaeological area of over 2,000 pagodas and temples covering 100km2, and for many it's the iconic landscape that springs to mind when you think of Burma. This rural land of 11th century pagodas is a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban Burma - so much so that... Read more

Inle Lake

Far East > Myanmar (Burma)

The journey to Inle Lake weaves through the valley and local villages, farmland and scenic hills by road before a short journey by long tail boat zips down a narrow channel to the heart the beautiful lake. You might want to hold your jaw as you catch your first glimpse of Inle, laced with a... Read more

Ngapali Beach

Far East > Myanmar (Burma)

While Myanmar is undoubtedly a holiday destination for those keen to explore the local culture, history, landscape and architecture, it also harbours a few idyllic coastal spots that make the perfect beach ‘add-on’ to a culture packed trip, and Ngapali beach is a favourite of ours. Read more

Yangon

Far East > Myanmar (Burma)

Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city, fast-developing and seemingly torn between its new high-rise builds and sprawling market stalls. The main draw is its faded colonial charm and of course the impressive gilded Shwedagon Pagoda. Read more

Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago

Far East > Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar is often typecast as the land of temples, where the peaks of Pagoda's silhouette against sunsets in Bagan, and the shimmering gilded stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda attracts camera toting tourist and saffron robed monks in equal measure. But what if we told you that the country is also... Read more

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