Yangon Travel Guide

Travel Guides Yangon – Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board. Dos & Don’ts For Tourists – Avoid cultural faux pas by studying these cartoons from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Myanmar Survival Guide – Expat couple living in Yangon cover sights, shopping, and restaurants. Yangon Explorer – Yangon business directory. Myanmar Nightlife – Yangon bars, karaoke, […]

Boy on U Bein Bridge, Amarapura – Myanmar

Boy on U Bein Bridge

At 1.2 km long U Bein Bridge is the longest teak bridge in the world. The bridge crosses over a shallow lake at Amarapura (now a suburb of Mandalay), which was the former capital of Burma. Most guides recommend coming out in the evening to catch the bridge at sunset. I was leaving that day […]

Mandalay Palace, Mandalay – Myanmar

Mandalay Palace

Ahh Mandalay, surely one of the most evocotive destination names in the world (up there with Zanzibar and Timbuktu). Rudyard Kipling may have had something to do with that with his poem (On the road to) Mandalay. For our generation, being in the middle of a land that has been under an economic embargo, Mandalay […]

Leg rowing fisherman, Inle Lake – Myanmar

Leg rowing fisherman, Inle Lake – Myanmar

A leg rowing fisherman on Inle Lake, rowing with one leg while controlling a net. As with any great skill, they make it look so easy to balance at the end of a small boat with an oar wrapped around their leg. I’m sure I would end up in the drink after 2 seconds of […]

Boy monk at a monastery near Kalaw – Myanmar (Burma)

Monk Boy - Kalaw, Myanmar

Boy monk at a Buddhist monastery near Kalaw, eager to show me his best lotus. Travel Photos: Kalaw Photo Gallery

Temples of the ancient city of Bagan – Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan Plain

Some of the 2000+ temples of the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar. Travel Photos: Bagan Photo Gallery

Sule Pagoda and City Hall, Yangon – Myanmar

Sule Paya and City Hall, Yangon – Myanmar

Sule Pagoda (Paya) is the central point of the city of Yangon, occupying a roundabout next to the British era City Hall. While nowhere near as impressive as the Shwedagon Pagoda, the pagoda must surely be the worlds most scenic roundabout. Travel Photos: Yangon Photo Gallery

In Pictures: A day on Inle Lake – Myanmar

Leg rowing fisherman of Inle Lake

My trip to Myanmar (Burma) was already off to a flying start, with highlights such as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and cycling around the temples of Bagan. I had heard much of these places so I was prepared to be wowed (which I was). What I didn’t figure on was how much of a […]

The temples of Bagan – Myanmar

Bagan Plain

After visiting the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon I was wondering if anything could top that in Myanmar? It didn’t take long to find out, with my next stop at Bagan. [Temples on the Bagan Plain] Ancient Bagan Bagan is the site of a ruined city in central Myanmar that was a powerful capital nearly […]

Shwedagon Pagoda – The cure for temple fatigue

Shwedagon Pagoda

[Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon – Myanmar] Visitors to Europe would be familiar with the phenomenon of being cathedralled out. This is when you visit lots of cathedrals in a short space of time, to the point that you tire of even the grandest of cathedrals. The same happens with the temples of Asia. To be […]