From the Himalayas to white-sand beaches, Myanmar is possibly the most geographically diverse country of Southeast Asia and it is easy to understand why the likes of Kipling and Orwell fell in love with it.
A spirituality permeates the place, and remains a constant despite the pace of change. Until recently a country shrouded in mystery and secrecy, every discerning traveler is sure to find something to move, touch and inspire him despite the fact that it is still largely new, untouched, unknown, and unexplored.
how to see myanmar
An intimate exploration of the remote countryside, through to the pagodas of Bagan and finally the photographic haven of Inle lake.
Magnificent temples, remote villages, historic journeys, glittering gold stupas, thousands of Pagodas, leg rowers and smiling faces.
Myanmar is possibly the most spiritual of Southeast Asian countries and it is easy to understand why, once you’ve visited. Myanmar will be a fundamentally different country in five years, take the opportunity now to see it as it is now.
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The British wanted Yangon (or Rangoon, as it was called by them) to be the crowning jewel of their empire. Since the country has recently opened up to more international travelers, there has been a gold rush of people to the country. Now that things have settled down it is the ideal time to visit and explore.
Ranked as one of the most inspiring sites in Southeast Asia, any trip to Myanmar must include a stop in Bagan. Across a the Bagan plain, more than 4,000 stupas, temples and monasteries were constructed between the 11th and the 13th centuries. A few more than half remain today for you to explore in wonder at the devotion and labor that went into their construction.
Possibly the most photographically picturesque destination in Myanmar, the Inle Lake preservation area is home to thousands of birds as well as a diverse and thriving human population. Explore the markets as the hill people come down to the lake to trade with the lake people.
Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, is the capital of the Mandalay Division. Also referred to as the ‘City of Gems’, it was the last commanding capital of Myanmar before the British conquered the place. With a population of over two million inhabitants, Mandalay is now a major economic centre.
is this the destination for you?
Our original itineraries are sure to amuse the most discerning traveller and leave you remembering your time in Myanmar for years to come.