From saffron-robed monks to a bewildering array of temples, stupas, shrines and pagodas. From fantastic archaeological sites to the world’s oldest teak bridge. From cruising tranquil waterways to soaring over temples in a hot air balloon.
Not only does Myanmar have one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites with the highest concentration of temples, ancient ruins, Buddhist stupas and shrines to be found anywhere – it also has the world’s most spectacular pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda towers 326 feet in the air and is covered in gold.
And once you’re ‘templed out’ Myanmar delivers more surprises. Like unspoiled beaches stretching along a superb coastline. Like cities with splendid restaurants, and like lush green countryside speckled with tiny villages that seem untouched by time.
Here are our expert consultants’ favourite reasons for visiting Myanmar.