Myanmar is Asia’s newest and freshest delight, a country that receives only a tiny fraction of visitors compared with its neighbours. But that is where the appeal lies, as although the cities and sites are equally as engaging as in other parts of Asia, Myanmar travel is refreshingly uncrowded and the sense of adventure is no less than inspirational.
Bagan is undoubtedly one of the world’s great ancient sites and there are various ways for you to explore this gorgeous collection of temples, from a romantic horse and carriage ride to an uplifting hot air balloon adventure. The cities of Yangon and Mandalay are still completely distinct, relatively untouched by modernisation and with fabulous golden temples that sparkle in the sunlight. Inle Lake exemplifies the beauty offered by the Myanmar countryside, while Ngapali Beach and Mergui Archipelago, an award-winning beach and sparsely populated collection of islands respectively, offer glorious sunsets.
Myanmar remains traditional and authentic and nobody can say for how much longer it will stay so enchanting – now is the time to go.
It’s Thailand of 30 years ago
Largely undiscovered by tourists: it’s the Thailand of 30 years ago. It’s only a matter of time before this once untouched nation turns mainstream.
Bagan ancient city
The Bagan temples and landscape are awe-inspiring. It’s rival the magnificence of Machu Picchu and Hampi.
Authentic hospitality deriving from genuine curiosity and exceptional kindness.