Myanmar

To travel to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is to step back in time to a place that has seen little change since the British colonial era. A country with a turbulent past, Myanmar still has work to do, but it is now on the path to a more prosperous and peaceful future. In Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, you will have the chance to see some of the city’s famous landmarks including the High Court, City Hall, Central Railway Station and Shwedagon Pagoda, built during the time of Buddha. Whilst Yangon is growing rapidly, the rest of the country remains virtually unchanged with firmly rooted traditions. Visit the monks of Kya Hnyat monastery, and take a sunset ox cart ride to a local temple in Bagan. Myanmar is predominantly a Buddhist country, so temples and pagodas shimmer throughout this “Golden Land”. See this fascinating and mysterious country before western influence alters the culture, land and its people forever.

Highlights

  • Yangon
    • Visit the stunning 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Kya Hnyat
    • Present alms and offerings of food to the monks at its monastery.
  • Bagan
    • Take an ox cart ride to a temple at sunset.
  • Bhamo
    • Explore Bhamo by trishaw (a hybrid of a rickshaw and tricycle).

Cruises in Myanmar