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Myan­mar (for­merly known as Burma) of­ten goes un­no­ticed in the shadow of its ge­o­graph­i­cally and cul­tur­ally larger neigh­bour In­dia, but this Hi­malayan na­tion has all the spir­i­tu­al­ity, lush land­scapes and cheer­ful hos­pi­tal­ity that make hol­i­days in South East Asia mem­o­rable. Myan­mar is a kalei­do­scope of colours, smells and peo­ple, and nowhere is it more vi­brant than in the cap­i­tal Yangon (erst­while Ran­goon).

The Bel­mond Gov­er­nor’s Res­i­dence ho­tel dates back to the Bri­tish Raj of the 1920s and ex­udes a stately air of ro­mance. Teak arm­chairs are scat­tered around pools and ve­ran­das lead into rooms with rich wooden fur­ni­ture. The two-night Dis­cover Yangon pack­age will nudge you out of the rooms and on to the streets, af­ter which you can en­joy a Ti­betan mas­sage and high tea.

Gov­er­nor’s room from Dh2,791. Call 0095 122 9860 or email reser­va­tions.tgr@bel­mond.com.

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