Myanmar highlights

Discover here some of our favourite places and travel experiences, which can be included in your personalised itinerary. Together with our suggestions for unique accommodation choices, use them as a starting point, combine them with your own ideas.

Bagan: one of the world's greatest archeological sites

Spread across a plain in a curve of the mighty Irrawaddy, where once 13,000 temples, pagodas and stupas stood more than 2,000 remain

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Hpa-An: relaxed pace of life

With the backdrop of the dramatic mountain Mount Zwe Kabin covered in luscious greenery, Hpa-An is a distinctive rural city and one of the most beautiful towns in the Karen State

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Hsipaw in the Shan Hills

Hsipaw is a remote town in northern Shan State, a slow but fascinating train journey north of the former British colonial hill station of Pyin-Oo Lwin.

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Inle Lake: Picturesque and magical

Against the green backdrop of the Shan mountains, the peace and tranquillity of Inle Lake will transport you to an inner calm

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Kalaw: scenic hill station and trekking

Kalaw is a former British hill station in Shan State, set at altitude among the cool and refreshing air of a pine forest.

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Kengtung: trekking in the Shan state

Kengtung’s remote location in an area of outstanding natural beauty makes it the natural trekking gateway to Myanmar’s mountainous and little explored Shan State

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Kyaiktyo and Golden Rock

Situated high in the Eastern Yoma mountains of Mon State, the Golden Rock Pagoda is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Burma

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Mandalay: last royal capital of Burma

The last Royal Burmese capital, Mandalay remains the artistic and cultural centre of Myanmar

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Mawlamyine: colonial Capital

The Moulmein of the British East India Company and the novelist George Orwell, and once British Burma’s colonial capital, Mawlamyine today is a city wonderfully rich in culture and belief.

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Mergui Archipelago: remote and untouched

An archipelago of over 800 islands, considered to be one of the most spectacular diving sites in the world

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Monywa: Buddha images and spectacular sunsets

Set idyllically on the banks of the Chindwin River, Monywa is a fascinating trading town between Mandalay and Bagan.

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Mt Popa: home to the Nats

Mount Popa, a volcanic hill standing proud of the surrounding plain, home to Myanmar’s most important spirits, the Nats.

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Ngapali: idyllic palm-lined beach

Offering a choice of first quality beach retreats, Ngapali looks out over the glittering waters of the Bay of Bengal

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Oriental Ballooning

From the colonial splendour of Mandalay to the magnificent temples and stupas of Bagan – from the magical waterways and mountain scenery of Inle to the glittering blue waters of the Bay of Bengal at Ngapali, your view from the gondola beneath a hot air balloon will stay with you forever.

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Pindaya Caves

Set within a limestone hill above Inle Lake, these extraordinary caves are sacred to Burmese Buddhists.

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Pyin Oo Lwin: Maymo

Founded during the British colonial era, the hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, 3,000 feet above sea level, provided cool respite for the pukka sahibs from the heat and humidity of Mandalay

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Yangon: Golden stupas and glittering pagodas

The many shady green spaces, golden stupas and glittering lakes of this former Burmese capital lend Yangon a unique charm

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