Out & About

Myanmar Business Travel Guide - - BUSINESS TRAVEL -

ONCE YOU’VE NE­GO­TI­ATED your route, you can sit back in awe at the sights that await you. Strongly in­flu­enced by reli­gion and its sig­nif­i­cance through Myan­mar’s his­tory; both Bud­dhist and Ba­mar cul­ture is ev­i­dent not only through­out the nu­mer­ous land­marks and build­ings, but also now from a cul­tural per­spec­tive via its cui­sine, art, the­atre and mu­sic.

Due to se­cu­rity rea­sons, not all ar­eas of the coun­try are avail­able to the out­side world, but lead­ing cities Naypyi­daw, Yangon and Man­dalay - as well as the routes in be­tween - of­fer more than enough of an in­sight into what the state can of­fer.

In each lo­cale, the com­mu­nity is dom­i­nated by the cen­tral monastery to bring a tra­di­tional core to the de­vel­op­ments go­ing on, on the pe­riph­ery.

Other iconic des­ti­na­tions in­clude Ba­gan, Man­dalay Palace, Inle Lake, nu­mer­ous beaches and Sh­wedagon Pagoda, open­ing the door to a host of spe­cial­ist tour operators now thriv­ing up and down the coun­try.

Silk Road to Asia, K&H Trav­els, Asian Cherry Travel and Di­ethelm Travel Group are just a select few of th­ese lo­cal ex­perts ready and wait­ing to show you the best of Myan­mar, forg­ing a path that will also take vis­i­tors past a cul­tural scene thriv­ing off the back of en­hanced eco­nomic nous.

The lo­cal cui­sine em­braces the strong rise in in­dus­try, com­ple­mented by in­flu­ences from China and In­dia also. Seafood is a reg­u­lar favourite, and while sim­i­larly lo­cal bev­er­ages are a good op­tion, it is strongly ad­vised not to drink any tap wa­ter.

On the art scene, ‘Burmese con­tem­po­rary’ adds a pleas­ant spin to the ex­ist­ing his­tor­i­cal land­scape to once again af­firm the cities’ and towns’ eclec­tic de­vel­op­ment.

Man­dalay Palace

Ba­gan

Sh­wedagon Pagoda

Nga­pali Beach

Inle Lake

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