Burma Travel Guide

Now known as Myanmar, this mysterious country has retained a traditional way of life where horse and cart are still a popular mode of transport! Burma has a pristine coastline and is beautifully rugged, with steep mountains running along its borders, whilst rivers, valleys and extensive plains dominate the central part of the country.

Highlights on a visit here include the markets and pagodas of Yangon, the 2000 ancient Temples of Bagan and the Royal Palace of romantic Mandalay.

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Things to do in Burma

  • Enjoy a sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Take a walking tour through Yangon’s colonial architecture
  • Visit a local Mandalay market with traders cutting and polishing jade
  • Admire the intricate wood carvings at Golden Palace Monastery
  • Attempt to read the world’s largest book at Kuthodaw
  • Visit Minnathu Village for an insight into local life
  • Relax on the isolated beaches of Burma’s west coast
  • Treat yourself to a hot air balloon flight over iconic Bagan
  • Explore the Bogyoke Aung San Market for a bargain
  • See the unique leg rowing fisherman on Inle Lake

Getting There

The main airport of Burma is Yangon International airport and there are currently no direct flights from the U.K.

By Air – Flights from the U.K. to Burma take around 14 hours and it is quickest to connect through Bangkok. Bagan is a 1 hour 20 minute flight from Yangon, as is Mandalay, whilst Ngapali is a 1 hour flight.

By Road – Yangon city centre is around a 30 minute drive from the airport. The beaches of Ngwe Saung is a 6 hour drive west of Yangon.

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You can combine a Burma tour with a resort stay on the coast or in Thailand for a fabulous culture and beach experience. Or you can add Bangkok, Singapore or any other Asia destination.

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