Most accommodation in the Bagan area is in the Nyaung U or New Bagan townships. New Bagan has the best appointed mid range options while Nyaung OO has the cheaper backpacker options for food and accommodation. Old Bagan residents were cleared by the government in the late 1990s to New … [Read more...] about Where to stay in Bagan Area–Burma
Like Angkor Wat in Cambodia the temples around Bagan are an inspiring sight. They date from time when Bagan was the capital of a number of ancient kingdoms.150km south of Mandalay Nyaung U is one of the most convenient stopping off points for the area given it has an airport with regular … [Read more...] about Old Bagan – Burma
Yangon is home to over 5 million people. Formerly it was called Rangoon and is the economic hub of the country. View Yangon (Ragoon) in a larger mapShwedagon PagodaAn iconic symbol of Burma and considered by many to be the single-most important religious site in Myanmar. In this … [Read more...] about Yangon–places to visit in Rangoon
As with many Asian destinations your travel planning should be based on the fact things happen slowly here. Travel times are longer than you expect and not everything will go to plan. If the number of locations in the itineraries below seem sparse, there is a reason for this! But … [Read more...] about Myanmar (Burma) Itineraries – where should I go?
Having been cut off from most of the rest of the world for decades travel to Myanmar remains a ethical decision. Does visiting mean money going to a dictatorship or to citizens who desperately need it. Opposition leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi originally stated in 1996 that tourists should not come to … [Read more...] about Myanmar–the ethical question to visit or not