Southeast Asia - Myanmar (Burma) (Chapter)
This is the Myanmar (Burma) chapter from Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring guidebook.
Swap the electronic demands of modern life for the calm of Myanmar’s gilded temples and ancient monasteries. Enjoy serene landscapes, lush jungles, ethnic minority villages and pristine beaches. Come with your mind open and you’ll leave with your heart full.
- climb a quiet temple and witness the beauty of a misty dawn breaking over 4000 Buddhist temples on the plains of Bagan.
- spend longer than you planned at pristine Inle Lake, a mythical landscape of floating villages, stilted monasteries and aquatic gardens.
- explore Myanmar’s former capital, Mandalay, which is the gateway to the intriguing old cities of Amarapura and stupa-pendous views from Sagaing.
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Myanmar, History, Culture, Religion, Arts, Environment & Wildlife, Food & Drink, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away Getting Around, Yangon (Rangoon), The Delta, West Coast Beaches & North Of Yangon, Pathein (Bassein), Chaung Tha Beach, Bago (Pegu), Taungoo, Pyay (Prome), Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Mawlamyine (Moulmein), Hpa-An, Inle Lake & Shan State, Kalaw, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Hsipaw, Bagan (Pagan), Pakokku, Monywa, Upper Ayeyarwady, Myitkyina, Bhamo, Katha, Sittwe (Aykab) and Mrauk U (Myohaung)
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