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Cruising along the Myanmar rivers is the perfect way to explore this up-and-coming tourist resort as it gives you an insight into what it was like to live on the rivers hundreds of years ago, with the pristine splendour of old churches, the scenery around and the indigenous population. Check out our Myanmar Rivers walks below: Feel free to get in touch with us and a travel agent will help you plan your individual Myanmar route before or after your trip.
Every trip to Myanmar should contain its biggest town and former capitol Yangon. Famous for the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda (105 m) and the magnificent UK country style architectural style throughout the town, Yangon is one of the most important trade and culture centres in Myanmar. Situated in Lower Myanmar at the confluence of the Yangon and Bago Rivers, the town has a rainforest with monsoons.
Myanmar was annihilated by the British Empire in 1885, after the Third Anglo-Burmese War, and Yangon, re-named Rangoon, became the capitol of all British Burma. In the Shwedagon Pagoda, the holiest Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, the Sule Pagoda, a focus of Burma's political life, the Bogyoke Market, an important bazar and touristic site, and the National Museum, the home of Burma's arts, heritage and people.
Lakes Inle is the secret gem of Myanmar. Phaung Daw Oo, the imposing pagoda, is also situated in Bele Lake, with five small gold-plated Buddha pictures coated with goldenleafs. In Myanmar, Burma, early civilisations encompassed the Pyu city-states of Upper Burma and the Mon empires of Lower Burma.
The Bamar invaded the Irrawaddy River basin in the ninth and the pagan kingdom was founded in the 1050s. Soon, the Myanmar dialect, civilization and Theravada Buddhism began to dominate the state. Re-united by the Taungoo dynasty in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, the land was for a short time the biggest kingdom in the mainland of Southeast Asia.
In the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries, the Brits captured Myanmar (Burma) after three Anglo-Burmese battles, and the land became a Briton' s population. In 1948 Myanmar became an autonomous state, first as a democracy, then, after a 1962 putsch, a army regime. Myanmar (Burma) is plagued by a number of common racial feuds during most of its years of independence.
Former rulers of the armed forces still exercise some form of authority in the Burma, but the Myanmar army took action to abandon it. Myanmar has a variety of tribal civilizations, most of which are Buddhists and Bamar. Myanmar's educational system, for example, is modelled on that of the United Kingdom.
There are also a number of architectonic influence in the whole area. Each trip to Burma includes a taste of their delicious food, which differs greatly from area to area. Myanmar's cuisine's variety and wealth has much to do with the different traditions of the countless indigenous nationalities.
Burma has a high proportion of seafood as well as seafood sauces, but other protein sources such as chicken and veal are also used. Because of Myanmar's geographical position, Myanmar's cooking was affected by China, India and Thailand. Indic influence can be found in Myanmar food such as stew, birdie, curry, spice and bread.
The use of raw materials such as baked beans, curds, various pasta and pan dishes is influenced by China in Burma cooking. Myanmar cooking also comprises a wide range of lettuces that focus on an important addition. They have always been a favourite in Myanmar's towns and villages as a''fast food''.
The Mohinga is a classic meal and is regarded by many as Myanmar's nationwide cuisine. Shellfish are widely distributed, while fowl are more frequently used in the country's inland waters. The Mohinga is usually served for breakfasts and is a must for anyone who visits Myanmar. Much of Myanmar (Burma) has a three-season apnea: cold, warm and sheer.
Choosing the best holiday seasons will depend on your destinations and your preferences. The" cool" seasons, the perfect travelling seasons for excursions on the Irrawaddy River, last from November to February and are usually mild to humid during the daytime. The weather is relatively arid. It is the most pleasant holiday in Myanmar with the lowest relative humidities and the cleanest of all.
But the " cold " times are also the main tourist seasons for this part of the globe, so you have to reckon with fewer vacancies and higher hotel and flightfares. When you don't care about the warmth and a little more moisture, the "hot" seasons, from March to May, are still a good place to explore the Irrawaddy.
The" rain season", also known as MONSUN time, lasts from June to October, whereby the strongest precipitation occurs between June and August, whereby it rains occasionally in September and October. Whilst these may seem unappealing for cruise ships, the heightened precipitation and increasing water levels are creating a luxuriant verdant countryside and allowing cruise ships further northerly into the flatter Chindwin River.
A Chindwin boat trip is best between July and September, as the water levels are suitable for tourers. A Irrawaddy rivercruise is the ultimate way to get an insight into the story, cultures and lifestyles of the Myanmar region (Burma). The Irrawaddy is said to carry all of Myanmar, making it one of the best ways to explore this one of a kind area.
Myanmar (Burma) villagers are busy. The most important form of entertaining are the yearly pagodas parties or a week-long film in the large villages' cinemas. Boy spent their nights wooing young women running to and from the rivers and wearing pans on their head. Terracotta and ceramics have a long tradition along the Irrawaddy in Myanmar (Burma).
The mud from the Irrawaddy River is crushed together with either pink or yellow clays to a thin layer of dust and mixed in an old method and processed by hands and feet to the right structure. All non-Myanmar nationals travelling to Myanmar before entering the country require an entrance permit. For more information on how to obtain a touristic visas, contact us, your nearest ambassador or your favorite travelling visaservice.
For a little bit of Myanmar luxurious, the Governor's Residence in Yangon should be your first stop. You' ll most likely be flying to Yangon before your Irrawaddy River trip, making this the ideal first stop and intro to Myanmar. Irrawaddy River flows through what is now known as Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Is there a better way to enjoy this mighty, fascinating stream than on a luxurious ferry? Shimmering Shwedagon Gold Pagoda is the holiest place in all of Myanmar and a must for any tourist who plans a journey to this up-and-coming South East Asia target.