Category: Myanmar Travel Guide

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Burmese Buddhism

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Around 90 per cent of Burmese are Buddhists, and the faith permeates every aspect of life in the country. Originally brought to Myanmar in the 3rd century BC by monks from India, the Buddha’s teachings – known as the Pali Canon or Tipitaka – intermingled with the worship of nats, or local animist spirits. This […]

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Cruising the Ayeyarwady

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Two millennia after its waters nourished Burma’s first planned cities, the Ayeyarwady continues to serve as an essential artery for the millions who live and work in the settlements clustered along its banks. For visitors, the fleet of ferries and cruisers that ply the river offer a unique per spective on the country. Whether in […]

Kandawgyi Lake

The Ayeyarwady River

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From its headwaters in the eastern Himalayas, the Ayeyarwady River drains for around 1,250 miles (2,000 km) to its delta on the Bay of Bengal. Since ancient times, this artery has formed a strategic link between China and the ocean. Numerous civilizations have sprung up on its banks. Invaders, missionaries, and merchants from across the […]

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A Portrait of Myanmar

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Towering, gilded pagodas, spectacular archeological sites, beautiful beaches, stunning mountains, traditional culture at the forefront of local life – these are just some of the reasons why record-breaking numbers of visitors have been beguiled by Myanmar since the easing of a tourism boycott in 2010. With Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party achieving sweeping victories […]

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Putting Myanmar on the Map

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Bordered by Bangladesh and India in the west, China in the north, Laos in the east, and Thailand in the east and south, Myanmar (Burma) juts into the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. Covering 262,227 sq miles (676,578 sq km), it has a population of around 60 million, the majority  of whom live in […]

Sapada Pagoda

Discovering MyanMar

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The following tours have been designed to cover as many of Myanmar’s highlights as possible in the relatively short time available to most visitors to the country. First come a pair of two-day routes around the principal cities, Yangon (Rangoon) and Mandalay. Next is a two-week itinerary taking in the must-see sights of the whole […]