Myanmar, still often referred to as Burma, is one of Southeast Asia’s largest countries, with diverse landscapes from the coastline on the Andaman Sea to the snowy peaks of the Eastern Himalayas that sit on the north shoulder of Myanmar, stretching upwards to 20,000 feet.
The commanding Ayeyarwady River with its vast delta is one of the main rice-growing regions of the world. Myanmar was once the center of a great empire that swept as far north as Tibet and south to Bangkok. The center encompassed the now sleepy town of Bagan, where as many as 13,000 temples and pagodas are said to have flourished. Today, the landscape is still dotted with thousands of 800 to 1,000-year-old temple ruins.
The country’s rich diversity is represented by the more than 100 languages spoken by its ethnic minorities such as those in the villages of Inle Lake, where travelers witness a way of life that is rapidly vanishing elsewhere. The country’s culture is primarily based on Theravada Buddhism.
Myanmar is just beginning to come into its own as an international destination with outstanding five-star properties, boutique hotels, and mountain and beach resorts. The many fascinating facets of Myanmar combine to create a complex and thoroughly captivating luxury travel destination.
Myanmar 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $4,270
Explore Myanmar's rich tapestry of ancient temples, villages and cultural traditions.
Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos: Minority Tribes of Indochina 21 Days Inspired Expeditions Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $10,000