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Dhaulagiri Circuit was so fantastic, and I can’t wait to go again to Nepal next year
Jeff Foreman (Canada) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

More testimonials
  • Golden Swedagon Pagoda temple in Yangon
  • Dhammajangyi temple in Bagan
  • Mingun near Mandalay
  • View from Mandalay Hill
  • Moustache brothers in Mandalay
  • Horse and cart near Inwa (Ava)
  • Pagodas at Indein near Inle Lake
  • Pagodas and zedi at Sankar near Inle Lake
  • Fisherman on Inle Lake
  • Temple and pagodas in Bagan
  • Chin hills
  • Market near Inle Lake
  • Tattoo faced lady in Chin state
  • Rice paddy fields and pagoda in Chin state
  • Buffalo cart near Bagan
  • Akha lady in Pin Tauk Area
  • Rice paddy fields in Shan state
  • Ancient gilded wooden Buddhas at Wat In monastery
  • Monks studying at Wat In monastery in Kengtung, Shan state
  • Young monks near Inle Lake
  • Sankar at southern tip of Inle Lake
  • Hot air balloon over Bagan (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • Hot air balloon over Bagan (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • View of Bagan from hot air balloon (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • RV Paukan on Irrawady (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • Sunset view from RV Paukan on Irrawady river (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • Sunset at Ngapali beach
  • Ngapali beach
  • Ngapali beach
  • Swimming pool at Amata Resort next to Ngapali beach

Burma (Myanmar)

Myanmar is the official name of the country formerly known as Burma. With a landscape covered in many Buddhist temples and shrines, Burma is often known as the land of the golden pagodas. The scenery is beautiful and varied from the Himalayan mountains in the north through the lush, green plains down to the sandy beaches along the Indian Ocean.

After visiting the former capital city of Yangon there are some exquisite sights in Burma from Pagan’s plain of a thousand temples, the fishermen of Inle Lake, and the gold stupa of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. Beyond these three major cultural destinations there are many other places to visit in Burma such as the old British hill stations of Pyin Oo Lwin and Kalaw; hill trekking in the Chin State and Shan State and also more challenging Himalayan trekking in the north starting from the remote town of Putao in Kachin State.