Moeyungyi Wetlands

An experience that’s highly recommended for bird lovers is a visit to the serene Moeyungyi Wetlands, a couple of hours’ drive...

Taukkyan

On the way to Bago, the military cemetery at Taukkyan is an impeccably maintained and poignant memorial to the tens of...

Cycle Tour to Twante

Cross the Hlaing River from Yangoon and you enter a world that couldn’t be more different from the bustle of downtown. Gone...

Beaches in Myanmar

Few travellers to Myanmar resist the allure of a beach break at the end of their tour – and with good reason. 

Bogyoke Aung San Market

At the far west end of Yangon’s colonial district, Bogyoke Aung San Market (formerly ‘Scott Market’) is Myanmar’s single...

Burma Boating

Only a handful of firms are currently licenced to run cruises in the Myeik region, making this is the perfect time to visit...

U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge is the longest teak bridge in the world and can be found linking Amarapura to Mandalay across Taungthaman Lake....

Shwedagon Pagoda

High on a hill in Yangon sits the Shwedagon Pagoda - an incredible complex including a structure that houses strands of the...

The Gokteik Viaduct

The iconic landmark of the great, British built railway running from Mandalay to Lashio over the Shan Plateau is the Gokteik...

Hsipaw

The route crossing the north of the Shan Plateau towards Kunming in southwest China – a stretch of the old ‘Burma Road’ of...

Putao

The far north of Myanmar, where the headwaters of Chindwin and Ayeyarwady Rivers rise amid the perma snows of the Himalayas...

Kyaingtong (Kengtung)

Kyaingtong, also written ‘Kengtung’ and pronounced ‘Cheng-dong’, is the hub of Myanmar’s ‘Golden Triangle’ region.

Ngwe Saung

With its blue water and vast, white sand beach, Ngwe Saung is the pearl among the coastal resorts due west of Yangon and the...

Hpa-an

The compact market town of Hpa-an on the Thanlwin (Salween) River serves as a congenial base for trips around the...

Monywa

This small market town on the Chindwin River, a half day’s journey west of Mandalay, is the springboard for a trio of...

Pyin Oo Lwin

A two-hour drive east of Mandalay takes you through the foothills of the Shan Plateau to Pyin Oo Lwin, where the British...

Mingun

One of the more colourful characters of Burmese history was King Bodawpaya (reigned 1782–1819), a ruler of megalomaniac...

Sagaing

Sagaing is a spiritually important city on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, as it is the site of a large number of Buddhist...