WELCOME TO MYANMAR
Long isolated from the outside world, Myanmar is a throwback to what all of Southeast Asia used to be like. It’s another, older world. The countryside is dotted with tiny villages and pagodas while cities host crumbling colonial buildings next to glittering temples.
- Watch the sunrise over the temples of Bagan
- Take the train over the Gokteik Viaduct
- Explore beautiful Inle Lake
- Marvel at the stunning Shwedagon Paya in Yangon
- Trek from the hilltown of Kalaw to the stunning area of Inle Lake
EXPLORE BY AREA
Tourists are carefully kept within the Tourist Triangle in the centre of the country. Much of Myanmar is still shut off to visitors. Along the boarders to the north in particular are no go zones and it’s recommended that you fly in and out of the country rather than attempting to cross any boarders.
These are the main stops on the traditional tourist trail.
The largest city in the country where crumbling colonial buildings rub shoulders with the modern blocks of new Myanmar, glittering temples and pagodas.
A large modern city but venture out of the centre and you’ll find dazzling pagodas, temples and craft work shops.
Explore the many thousands of temples
Delicate stilted villages and floating gardens.
If you have more time, consider adding these towns to your trip.
Pyin Oo Lwin
Small town north of Mandalay where you can take the train to the Gokteik Viaduct
Trek from this tiny town to Inle Lake with an overnight stay in local village
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Read my full Myanmar guide
- Social Customs
- Food & Drink
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Little Amy Tours in Myanmar
Visited March 2017