Photo Highlights – Temples of Bagan

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Temples Of Bagan Photo Highlights The Temples of Bagan consist of over 2000 Buddhist temples in central Myanmar. They are the legacy it has having been the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan between the 9th and 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify people in the regions that now make up modern Myanmar. It became a stronghold of Theravāda Buddhism after King Anawrahta conversion to the region, and… Read morePhoto Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Yangon Photo Gallery

Downtown - Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery This Yangon Photo Gallery features photos taken when I visited the Burmese city in April 2016. The city was capital of Myanmar up until 2006. It’s former British Colonial name is ‘Rangoon’  There are loads of old colonial buildings here which make it a really interesting city to explore. It has over 7 million inhabitants and contains some really important Buddhist sites. Principal amongst these is the… Read moreYangon Photo Gallery

People Of Myanmar

People Of Myanmar - a Karenni Tribe gathering

People Of Myanmar – A Photo Essay The people of Myanmar are a diverse collection of different ethnic groups. Check out this wikipedia page to get an idea of the ethnic groupings in the country. They are very friendly people and when I visited in 2016 I was blown away by how welcoming they were. So many people in the country wanted to engage with visitors like myself! The country has only… Read morePeople Of Myanmar

Country Guide – Myanmar

Fisherman pose at sunset on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Myanmar (aka Burma) is a country that has only recently opened itself up to tourists and that is part of its magic. The people who inhabit this country are genuinely excited to meet travellers from other parts of the world. You will find them incredibly warm and friendly. This devout Buddhist country has some amazing cultural highlights too and is great for trekking. Getting there: It is a requirement for tourists… Read moreCountry Guide – Myanmar

7 things to do in Mandalay

Things to do in Mandalay

Taking its name from Mandalay Hill, Myanmar’s northern city is a centre of Burmese commerce and culture.  Myanmar’s second largest city, chances are if you visit this wonderful country you will pass through Mandalay. Particularly as entry rules mean you likely be flying in or out of either here or Yangon. Whilst the city might not as aesthetically pleasing as other parts of Myanmar, Mandalay has a certain romantic charm. It was… Read more7 things to do in Mandalay

8 things to do in Yangon

Downtown - Yangon Photo Gallery

The former capital of Myanmar, Yangon is still the country’s biggest city and a worthwhile stop for any traveller to the country.  The city has a colonial past as Rangoon, when it was the heart of British Colonial rule in Burma, and that legacy visibly remains today.  Combined with the many religious sites that serve its devout Buddhist population there are plenty of things to do in Yangon and i’d recommend a couple… Read more8 things to do in Yangon