Where to go in Burma

What part of Burma?

Burma - or Myanmar* - has been at the top of the list of "must-visitors" since it opened up to them. Burma - or Myanmar* - has been at the top of the list of "must-visitors" since it opened up to them. However, for many travelers it is still off the well-trodden paths, let alone when traveling with them. Indeed, the land is a great place for families: the focus is on families wherever you go, there is a lot to see from the beach and boating to historical sanctuaries and elephant sanctuaries, while it's simple to explore it on a budgeted basis or to get a foretaste of ( almost) five-star mods for less than neighboring states.

So if you are not already tried, look at my 12 good reason to come to Burma. After our April trip, when my little girl was three years old, I wrote my travel guidebook for Burma with children - with many useful hints for grown-ups, from the planing to our adventures in Bagan, Inle Lake and Yangon.

It is not possible to operate flights directly from the UK, but there are many flights to Yangon - we have chosen Thai Airways via Bangkok, but it is simple to operate via other Southeast Asia or the Middle East, according to your budgets and your preferred carrier. I' m contributing to the planing of a journey to Burma with further proposals and detail.

Since we were on the road in the hotter part of the month, I visited a hotel with a good swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and dependable AC to make sure we had a chilly place to take a snooze or a rest after the daily exploration - my tips are included in our two-week travel route for Burma, but it's simple to find it.

Burma┬╣s greatness means that there is a great diversity to explore outside the most famous travel locations - here is my two-week route for Burma, which fits in five different locations within two weeks at an appropriate speed for a three-year-old. Though you can take a flight to Mandalay Int'l Airporte, most excursions begin in Yangon.

Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, a giant gold wonder that is one of the holiest Buddhist places in the land, should not be missed, but also the Bogyoke (Scott) Fair, Lake Kandawgyi and some of the city' s colorful monuments are some of the highpoints. Bagan's infinite temple is rightly one of Burma's greatest tourist attraction, and you really can't go there without seeing it yourself - the size is amazing, and the view is especially nice at sundown or from a warm-baloon.

In the archeological area or with younger children (especially when it is very hot), you can drive an air-conditioned one. Fishing on the shores of Inle are one of Burma's landmarks, and it is great to get from A to A on the magnificent lakes.

However, there is much to see in the towns around the lakeside, from Burma cat to temple and handicraft. Here are my five main activities at Inle lake. In Pwin Oo Lwin, where the British had their counterpart to the Indian mountain resorts - the botanic garden is wonderful and one of the most cool places in the hot heats.

It is not the first thing that comes to mind, but Burma's western seaboard is on the Gulf of Bengal - a part of the Indian Ocean, with the blue ocean and the blank sands that would be associated with it. The' biggest' is Ngapali Beaches, which is still very untouched and relaxing, or if you like driving, you can go to Ngwe Saung to enjoy a true bare-foot-feeling.

Burmese cooking changes according to where you are in the countryside, so it's a good idea to try the specialties - a peanut and potato lettuce from Shan state and baked treats on Inle Lake, shellfish on Ngapali beaches and many Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisines. There is also a large selection, which is not too hot, although it is still recommended to be careful - an octopus lettuce on the Ngapali beaches almost blows my skull.

Look at my article on how to plan a journey to Burma to find out everything from getting a visas to currencies while you are traveling - and I found out that the land is modernizing quickly, so locating ATMs and WiFi was not always as complicated as I had been expecting in the major tourism centers.

If you have been to Burma (with or without children), please include hints and hypertext in your comment! My sister-in-law, who comes from the countryside, called it Burma, so I do the same.

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