There really is nowhere quite like Myanmar. Formerly known as Burma, a cruise to Myanmar is like travelling back in time. It’s a part of Asia that’s changed very little since colonial times. Even Western clothing has been shunned with the men preferring to don the skirt-like longyi. [ReadMoreMob]
Renowned for its forests, wildlife, rich culture, peaceful resorts and friendly people, you’ll see a wealth of treasures, such as pagodas, ancient towns, stunning vistas and a fascinating culture.
Visiting Yangon (formerly Rangoon), you’ll be pleased to discover many of the temples and ancient buildings survived the 2008 earthquake. Its parkland and lakes earned it the name ‘The Garden City of the East’ and visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda is a must.When it comes to sampling the local delicacies be prepared for tasty but spicy, sour, bitter and salty flavours and it can be quite hot. Salads, fish, noodles, chicken and vegetables are on most menus, so you’re bound to find something to your taste.
Whatever you’re looking for, a cruise holiday to Myanmar won’t disappoint.
No visit to Yangon would be complete without admiring the ‘Crown of Burma’ – the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, which is home to an amazing complex of shrines and pavilions. It is Myanmar's most sacred site, with its 326ft-tall gilded stupa, and a dome bewjelled with more than 6,500 diamonds and precious stones.
Yangon is the gateway to the ancient city of Bagan, located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. Bagan is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, stupas and pagodas in the world – no fewer than 10,000 Buddhist temples were constructed here between the 11th and 13th centuries. Over 2,000 have survived to the present day, creating a truly inspirational panorama.