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Places to visit in Myanmar

Our Top 5 Places To Visit in Myanmar

Myanmar was in the top 5 of our Asian bucket list travels and when we got the opportunity to travel there we jumped at the chance.  For a whole month, we travelled around the country. We hope you enjoy our top 5 places to visit in Myanmar as much as we did. Myanmar (formerly called Burma) is a land of Pagodas, Stupas, markets, and ancient traditions. How To Get A...

Irrawaddy River Myanmar Aazing Buddha Carvings

Irrawaddy River Myanmar’s Amazing Buddha Carvings

Sailing up the Irrawaddy River to the north of Pyay in Myanmar with two eight year old guides was not what we had imagined.  As we pulled up at the riverbank and jumped out of our taxi, these two cheeky 8 year olds grabbed us by our hands and took us down to one of their Dad’s long tail boats.  They chatted excitedly in Burmese to us and there were not going to...

6 Reasons to Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

A visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar is a must for every tourist that plans to visit Myanmar.  Set aside the afternoon and ensure that you don’t leave before sunset as the evening becomes cooler and the sun’s rays shimmer on the Pagoda as it sets. (Latest update 2019) Where is Burma now known as Myanmar Myanmar is located in South East Asia...

Temples of Bagan Myanmar

It was 9am and we were touring the Temples of Bagan Myanmar the temperature was already close to the expected 32 degrees Celsius. November time in Myanmar is hot and dry and daily temperatures hover between 32 and 34 degrees.   Wilson, our driver, appeared at the entrance to our hotel – the Bagan Umbra – with his trusted horse already hitched to the cart and...

A Day in Mandalay, Myanmar

A day in Mandalay is not enough time to enjoy what this city has to offer. From monasteries to sunsets, from markets to gold leaf workshops, a day spent in Mandalay is truly memorable. (Editor Update June 2018) Where is Mandalay Myanmar Mandalay, the former ancient capital city of Myanmar is hot, dusty and flat but well worth a visit for a few days. Mandalay was the...

Soaring over Bagan at Sunrise

Bagan in Myanmar, a landscape of thousands of temples and pagodas,  is known as the heart of the Theravada Buddist faith. At one time there were over 13,000 temples, pagodas and religious structures, today there are only around 2000 well-preserved temples and pagodas dating back from 11-13th centuries. How to visit the Temples in Bagan There are a few ways to view...

Yangon

Travel Full Circle in Yangon for $1

For USD1.00 per person you can have one of the cheapest and most photographic activities in Yangon, Myanmar – riding the Circle Train for 3 hours. About 150 years ago a British Surgeon by the name of Dr William Montgomerie designed this  circular train track of 45 km with 38 stops around the city exterior. Ticket Office in Yangon Take your passport with you...

Myanmar, Mandalay River Boat

Bagan to Mandalay by Riverboat

Our journey by riverboat from Bagan to Mandalay was one journey we were really looking forward to. We chose Malikha River Cruises for the journey down the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mandalay. Up at 4.30am for our departure from our hotel in Bagan – The Bagan Umbra. The boat was due to depart at 6am. We arrived at an empty field before the sun rose where we could see...

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