The setting sun guilds the gigantic Shwedagon Pagoda, turning its gilded surface into molten old gold. It’s an unforgettable sight, just one of the hundreds of splendid experiences that will seem uniquely yours after a visit to Myanmar and the Mergui Archipelago.
Yangon’s pagodas and stupas, its buzzing handicrafts market and its 2500 year old buildings. The balloon ride over the temples of Bagan and the vast statues of Buddha. The eerie serenity of Inle Lake, the floating gardens and tiny unchanged-by-time fishing villages. The beaches of Mergui and cruising on a white yacht to Clara Island. They’re all memories that will stay with you forever.
Read about Stanley Stewart's adventures in the Mergui Archipelago with The Ultimate Travel Company in The Sunday Times here.