Discover Myanmar’s golden treasures
Situated on the most westerly point of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a country that glistens with gold. The fertile lands along the banks of the Ayeyarwady River are dotted with pagodas, some that glitter in the sun, others deepened to a rich patina over many years. Until recently only the most intrepid explorers attempted Myanmar travel, but there is an increasing sense of openness. Now is a great time to explore this fascinating country
No Myanmar holiday would be complete without seeing ancient Bagan. Situated on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, it’s home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas. Watching dawn gently break over Bagan’s spires is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your trip. In Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon (previously Rangoon), you can explore elegantly fading architecture and historic sights like the Shwedagon Pagoda. The ancient capital Mandalay is bustling place, but you’ll also find an atmosphere of gentle spirituality. It’s home to many of Burma’s monks and it remains the spiritual heart of a devoutly religious nation. Further north are the calm waters of Inle Lake where you’ll see traditional stilt houses and watch fishermen make one-legged rowing look ludicrously easy.
For all its unexpected treats Myanmar remains a challenging place to visit, with a young infrastructure. You’ll be in safe hands with our expert Myanmar travel guides. We know the country inside out and we’ll help you get the most of your stay in this unique destination.