Myanmar

Myanmar is a beautiful resource-rich country with a colourful culture, largely a mix of Indian and local traditions as well as Chinese influences. Buddhist stupas and temples resembling those of neighboring Thailand can be seen all over the country, even in the remotest of villages. As a result of being closed to foreign tourists for so many years, Myanmar has stunning natural beauty and unique cultures that are yet to become ‘westernized’. The variety of landscapes from beaches to lakes, mountains and jungle, and the markets of Mandalay and Yangon will take your breath away with their feeling of being raw and untouched. Myanmar’s people and places are truly extraordinary and will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. 

Yangon, formerly Rangoon and capital of Myanmar until 2005, is an fascinating mix of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, all of which can be seen in this bustling city of 5 million inhabitants. The shining jewel in Yangon’s...
Located on the eastern banks of the Chindwin River, Monywa is a town much like many other market towns in Myanmar but with the added attraction of Mohnyin Thambuddhei Paya. This Buddhist temple with a massive stupa resembling Borobudur in...
Conjuring up images of a majestic shimmering city, Mandalay is not immediately exotic to look at but many treasures are hidden in it’s bustling streets. This melting pot of cultures and religions is home to Chinese pagodas, Buddhist stupas...
Teetering on top of a cliff on the slopes of Mount Kyaikhtiyo is Golden Rock, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. This enormous boulder with a 15 metre circumferance is so precariously balanced it is said to be held on...
This scenic hill station founded by British civil servants escaping the heat seems almost untouched since the colonial era. Now this quiet town is a mix of Nepali Gurkhas and Indian Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims who came to build roads for the...