Having been shielded from view by an oppressive regime for
decades, little has been known of Myanmar and headlines have rarely
been positive. As a rich melting pot of diverse ethnic tribes there
have always been tensions, which have shaped an extraordinary past.
We can still find heavily tattooed faces in the western Rakhine
State, horse-back processions as boys enter the monkhood in
Mandalay and it is not uncommon to stumble across a colourful Lisu
wedding in the eastern Shan State. British colonial buildings
remain, juxtaposed with vibrant markets and innumerable stupas as
devout Buddhists seek to make merit. Broad infectious smiles will
line whichever route you choose.
See a selection of our suggested itineraries below and contact
our South-east Asia travel specialist, Melissa Matthews, to arrange your tailor-made
holiday to Myanmar on: +44 (0)1242 787 804.