Out & About
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.