Bagan is the most popular city in Myanmar, and rightly so! It is an ancient archaeological city and UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of over 3000 Buddhist temples, pagoda’s and monasteries. Bagan was built alongside the Ayeyarwady River between the 11th and 13th century and quickly became the capital of the region. Much of the
After our 60km cross country trek from the mountain village of Kalaw, we arrived on the outskirts of Inle Lake. The group breathed a huge sigh of relief as we were shuffled onto a small boat and ferried to our hotels. We were exhausted from three days of mountainous terrain and 30 degree heat. As
Is an old British colony turned mountain village in Myanmar’s Shan State. The town itself is surrounded by beautiful pine forests and untouched country side. The smell of pine and fresh mountain air, combined with the peaceful serenity of utter seclusion and disconnectedness makes Kalaw one of the most magical places on earth. Personally I
So, before we left for our trip I did a whole lot of research into the places I wanted to go and things I wanted to see, and Hpa An was the one I was most excited for. All the pictures of Hpa An looked absolutely breathtaking and the amount of activities seemed abundant. Because
Mawlamyine was our second destination, we caught a direct flight there from Yangon (NB: There is only 1 flight a week at the moment going from Yangon to Mawlamyine departing every monday with Myanmar National Airlines). We booked our flight online through Myanmar National Airways before we left Sydney which can be both a good
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest city in Myanmar and is the commercial and industrial epicentre of the country. In the 19th century the city was conquered by the British who established it as a centre for trade. With British occupation came western style colonial architecture and the development of Yangon’s rail system.
After a few nice days in Hpa An, I travelled north to Kyaiktiyo, otherwise known as Golden Rock. We caught a bus which wasn’t too bad, only a 4hr ride and pretty comfortable as far as buses go. You can book a seat on the bus directly through your hotel (it is quite cheap, costing