Southeast Asia on a Shoestring - Myanmar (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Myanmar (Burma) chapter from Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring guidebook.

Myanmar offers the chance to suspend the demands of modern life and immerse yourself in the spirituality of sacred temples and monasteries. Enjoy slowly unfolding journeys through serene landscapes, including lush jungles, ethnic minority villages and pristine, palm-fringed beaches.

  • witness the beauty of a misty dawn breaking over 4000 Buddhist temples on the plains of Bagan from the upper terraces of one of the paya (temples)
  • maps
  • spend longer than you planned at gorgeous Inle Lake, a magical landscape of floating villages, stilted monasteries and aquatic gardens
  • transport
  • use Mandalay as the base for visiting the intriguing old cities of Amarapura, with its famed teak bridge, and some stupa-pendous views from Sagaing
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Yangon & around, The Delta, Pathein, Bago, Taungoo, Pyay, Mt Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Mawlamyine, Bilu Kyun, Hpa-An, Dawei, Inle Lake, Shan State, Nyaungshwe, Pindaya, Kalaw, Kyaingtong, Mandalay & around, Pyin Oo Lwin, Hsipaw, Bagan & around, Monywa, Sittwe, Mrauk U, Understand Myanmar, Myanmar Today, History, People & Culture, Environment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide.

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