Myanmar

  • Mandalay
    Mandalay
    Mandalay, the last capital of the Myanmar Kings, is located in Central Myanmar, 668 km north of Yangon. Also known as Ratanabon-nepyi (meaning Gem City), it was built in 1857 by King Mindon. Today, it is the second largest city boasting its rich culture heritage. It is also...
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  • Bagan
    Bagan
    Bagan in central Burma is one of the world’s greatest archeological sites, a sight to rival Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat but – for the time being at least – without the visitors. The setting is sublime – a verdant 26 square-mile plain, part-covered in...
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  • Inle Lake
    Inle Lake
    Inle Lake is located in the heart of the Shan Plateau. It is a beautiful highland lake, 900 meters above sea level. The lake is 22km long and 10km across, and inhabited by many different ethnic nationals of the area. The Intha people are the Lake dwellers who are unique for...
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  • Yangon
    Yangon
    Yangon is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying and beyond appreciation, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. Be charmed as you drift down the Irrawaddy River and take in the sights of fishermen after a...
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MYANMAR (BURMA)

Myanmar is a delightful country, where eternal landscapes and ancient civilizations fill its vast land. Over half of the country is covered by thick tropical forests, beautifully golden pagodas and preserved temples fill the countryside. The temples are 2000 years old and covered in gold. Local people wear skirt-like "longyi" and women decorate with Thanaka (a yellowish-white cosmetic paste having fragrant scent made from ground bark.). Running north to south, the huge Irrawaddy River dissects the country in two. For those on the lookout for adventurous travels in an extraordinary land, look no further than Myanmar. No-one argues Myanmar isn't one of the world's most exciting destinations.

Myanmar is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north and northeast; Laos and Thailand to the east and southeast, the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to the south, Bangladesh and India to the west. In a nation with well over 100 ethnic groups, exploring Myanmar can often feel like you've stumbled into a living edition of the National Geographic, circa 1910! A beautiful and culturally rich country cursed for decades with a brutally oppressive regime, Myanmar (Burma) has in recent years been making headlines for its tentative steps towards democracy. Following the softening and then removal of a fifteen-year tourism boycott led by the National League for Democracy – Myanmar’s leading political opposition party – tourist numbers have swollen but the infrastructure has not yet grown to accommodate them all.

 
 

PRACTICAL INFO

 Time zone
GMT+ 7
 Capital
Naypyidaw
 Currency
Kyat (MMK)
 Language
Myanmar
 Mobile Phones
Local SIM cards are available , buy a prepaid phone card is the best solution when using mobile in Myanmar
 
Transport
Arriving and departing using public transportation in Myanmar/Burma such as busses, trains, car hire, flights and ferries
 Recommended Airlines
Air Myanmar, Vietnam Airlines, 

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    • Rupar Mandalar Resort
      4
      From $172
      Well-positioned in Central Mandalay, Rupar Mandalar Resort is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Mandalay. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Mintha Theatre, Mandalay Palace East Entrance, Mandalay Palace East Gate.
    • Hotel By The Red Canal
      4
      From $115
      The Red Canal Hotel, Mandalay is a quality property with traditional Burmese style facade, set amongst peaceful lush garden & just a few minutes walk east of Mandalay National Palace. The Red Canal Hotel features tastefully decorated rooms with beautiful local materials and has for leisure & well-being various spa treatments, massage, beauty salon, gym and a freeform swimming pool.
    • Aureum Palace Hotel
      4
      From $105
      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort is set amid 27 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and offers the ultimate in luxury for guests seeking a memorable vacation experience. High-quality antiques and artefacts adorn each of its villas.
    • Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
      3
      From $100
      The Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is the perfect place for relaxation and discovery tours around Bagan. The resort sprawls over 24 acres of landscaped gardens. Oriented towards the west, the resort revels in panoramic river views, glorious sunsets and a pervading atmosphere of profound peace, warmth and comfort.
    • Inle Princess Resort
      4
      From $ContactUs
      The charming Inle Princess Resort is located on the eastern lakeside, with many of its thatched, stilted cottages lining the water, while others, to the rear, offer views across the fields and distant mountain.