Places in Myanmar (Burma)
Even though it is no longer the nation's official capital, Yangon remains Myanmar's largest and most commercially important city. Its downtown skyline is dominated by the 'winking wonder' of Shwedagon Paya, a dazzling Buddhist temple that attracts pilgrims from all over the world.
Mandalay & Around
For those who haven’t been there – and that includes The Road to Mandalay author Rudyard Kipling – the mention of ‘Mandalay’ typically conjures up images of Asia at its most traditional and timeless. The initial reality can be a major anticlimax – a traffic-choked grid of interminable straight roads full of anonymous concrete buildings. But don’t despair.
Slicing the crystal-placid waters of Inle Lake in a boat; trekking among Pa-O and Danu villages outside Kalaw; feeling like you've travelled back in time at a remote hill-tribe market in the back hills of Shan State. What do some of Myanmar's most emblematic experiences have in common? They can all be tackled in the country's east.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
How to visit Inle Lake, Burma
In Myanmar/Burma’s Shan State, Inle Lake is an iconic destination - and for good reason. Despite hosting large numbers of tourists, the lake’s rural charms remain authentic and alluring...
The essential guide to travelling to Myanmar/Burma
As Myanmar/Burma opens up, sanctions lift and life there rapidly changes, more travellers are venturing into this alluring country...
Eating in Myanmar (Burma): an intro to Burmese food
Burmese food suffers from a bad rap – a rather unjustified bad rap in our opinion...
Food memories: a taste of home in Myanmar
It was my husband’s first trip to Myanmar, and I was eager to show Chris my country of birth and the much-loved food of my childhood...