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  • "A highlight was the Burmese people, who were so friendly. The holiday was a marvellous experience from start to finish."

    Mr. Saunders

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Burma, or Myanmar as it is now known, is one of most fascinating destinations in the Far East, untouched by mass tourism as a result of decades of isolation imposed by its military dictatorship. It is a culturally rich land with a long history and a diverse ethnic mix.

What to see

Highlights include the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, the majestic temples and pagodas in ancient Pagan, the monasteries of Mandalay and the beautiful Inle Lake, famous for its floating villages and gardens and the leg-rowers of the Intha tribe. Ngapali Beach on the Bay of Bengal is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate after the tour.

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Key Facts

Capital: Yangon
Flying time from London: 15 hours including stop-off (13 hours actual flying time)
Time difference: +6h 30m GMT
Population: 47.4 million
Currency: Kyat
Official Language(s): Burmese
Visa (UK Passport Holders): Available upon arrival but must be arranged in advance

Before You Go:

Burma / Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know

David I Steinberg (2010)
David Steinberg, one of the world's eminent authorities on the region, explains the current situation in Burma.

The Lady

2011
A powerful biopic about renowned Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
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