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Feel the magic of the east

Encapsulating the romance of travel, a Burma holiday still feels like the discovery of something unexplored.

Virtually closed to tourists for so long, it retains much of its exotic allure despite growing numbers of travellers embarking on a trip to Burma. Filled with artefacts of devotion, sights like the thousands of temples dotting the vast Bagan plains or the Shwedagon Pagoda shimmering with gold and jewels are awe-inspiring.

The people of Burma welcome travellers with open arms and whether sharing a strong cup of tea in a local teahouse or lunching with the nuns in a rural convent, meeting the locals will be the high point of your trip.

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burma-myanmar highlights

  • Visit local villages

    Visit local villages and markets for a glimpse of local life in rural Burma.

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  • Sunset at Bagan

    Watch the sun set behind the thousands of intricate stupas dotting the Bagan Plains.

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  • Inle Lake by riverboat

    Board a small riverboat to explore the floating villages and gardens of Inle Lake and see how the locals live.

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  • Visit a nunnery in Mandalay

    Many tourists visit the monasteries to see monks in Burma, but a visit to a local nunnery to share lunch with the resident nuns and learn about their way of life on Sagaing Hill, outside Mandalay, is an unforgettable experience.

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  • Traditional breakfast at a teahouse

    Perhaps a left-over from the British, Burma has an obsession with tea and visiting a tea house is a thoroughly local experience. Try the local noodles or mohinga, a fish soup with rice noodles that is widely considered to be Burma’s national dish, all washed down with a steaming cup of milky tea.

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  • Cruise the Irrawaddy

    Enjoy a couple of nights aboard a traditional-style boutique river cruiser, stopping to visit a tiny local village school to learn about the daily lives of schoolchildren in rural Burma.

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  • Cool off in Kalaw

    Wander the colonial hill station of Kalaw, high on the pine-clad hill or join a trek to nearby hill tribe villages.

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  • The glittering Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

    Nearly 100 metres tall, this gold-plated temple sports over 7000 precious jewels. The glittering edifice is a meeting place for families and pilgrims and can be seen from most of Yangon.

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  • Relax on Ngapali Beach

    Spend a few days relaxing on the pristine white sands of Ngapali Beach amidst turquoise waters and swaying palm trees.

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  • See Golden Rock

    Surrounded by untouched jungle, join pilgrims making the hike up Mt. Kyaiktiyo to the extraordinary Golden Rock.

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Burma reviews verified by Reevoo

Sights / Places to go
9.3
Cuisine
9.1
Overall rating
9.6
Scores 9.6 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Phillip

Mudgee Single traveller
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Loved the food and it is possible to eat like a king without spices and curries etc, prices are insanely low and drinks are also still relatively cheap.

Coffee is not hard to obtain as preliminary literature suggests
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed traveller: 04 January 2016
Published on: 15 January 2016
10 out of 10

Jennifer

Melbourne Australia Single traveller
+
All excellent. Difficult to pinpoint specific good points
Definitly none.
Confirmed traveller: 04 January 2016
Published on: 13 January 2016
9 out of 10

Elizabeth and David

Willow Vale, NSW Couple
+
Good exposure to religious culture and history
Large hard pillows and mattresses
Confirmed traveller: 23 November 2015
Published on: 21 December 2015