Why go to Burma

What are you going to Burma for?

A visit to Burma (Myanmar) in January. It is high season for trips to Burma. The river level is still high enough for boat trips and the beaches of Nagapali enjoy hours of sunshine while the cold in the foothills subsides. The airlines serving Yangon and Mandalay (Myanmar's second largest city) include Thai Airways, Qantas (with Bangkok Airways), Vietnam Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Booking the perfect trip to Burma (Myanmar).

Burma guides and activities: 20 places to go

Following the historical 2010 democratically elected election that triggered reform, the land, which was under almost five decade-long army domination, is now a major attraction for inquisitive travelers. While the number of foreign attendees has risen from 790,000 in 2010 to over 3 million last year, Myanmar is undergoing rapid change. The carriers serving Yangon and Mandalay (Myanmar's second biggest city) are Thai Airways, Qantas (with Bangkok Airways), Vietnam Airways and Singapore Airways.

Discover Inle lake in east Shan State. This picturesque flat water reservoir, 900 meters above sealevel, is renowned for its above-water stilted cottages and swimming kitchen garden, which are impaled on the seabed with canes. Sleep in one of the coastal hotel s- Novotel Inle Shore-Myat Min has a villa over the water.

Inle Lake will begin its 11-day Secrets of Myanmar small group trip in Inle Lake, starting in Myanmar in January. More than 2500 Buddhist relics from the tenth centuries dot the dry Bagan Plains. In Bagan there were still a thousand other churches and palagodas before a disastrous seismic event erupted in 1975.

Browse Bagan's temple and the pagoda at your own speed? There is no more sacred place for Myanmar Buddhists than the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. In Myanmar, if you are learning only one term, it should be "mingalaba" (there are several ways to spelt it). Burmese are a very sociable and welcoming group.

Drowned on grassed areas with a view of a sea from a villa from prehistoric times, this gourmet is just as unlikely as the little whitefronts who come by to gnaw the weed. The interiors skilfully combine Myanmar and Vietnamese colorful items with a touch of popular music. He claimed to have "Myanmar's most marvelous winery " - with a $US13,000 ($17,700) magnum collector's listing from 1961 Petrus.

No wonder Hillary Clinton was at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon when she was visiting as US Secretary of State in 2012. Dive into the spectacular palm-fringed outdoor pools and use the morning snack bar to taste Myanmar's specialities. Myanmar ladies and kids are applying a scented pasty cream known as danaka in ornamental designs to their faces.

Unfortunately, the busy town Mandalay does not quite do justice to the romanticism of its name. The Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel, however, offers an enchanting view: rooms on the back look over the Swimmingpool towards Mandalay Hill with TEMPEL. The Kuthodaw inscription shrines are located at the bottom of Mandalay Hill - 729 flagstones with all Buddhist writings.

Walk over the U Bein Bridging near Mandalay - the oldest and longest wooden deck in the game. This 1. 2 km long, shaky path, which comprises four roofed gazebos and covers Taung Tha Man Lake, was constructed around 1850 from wood, which was extracted from a former king's residence. Although there are now cash machines in Myanmar's main gateways towns, you' ll still have a stock of crunchy, freshmen.

When purchasing a souvenir there is a little negotiation (especially the Bagan dealers quote high start prices). Until Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from home detention at the end of 2010, road safety barriers were preventing her from driving. Myanmar's most breathtaking Buddha is the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, which is located in an open metallurgical hut in Yangon.

He traveled to Myanmar as a visitor of Cruiseco.

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