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.
This magnificent 2,500-year-old, 326ft-tall gilded stupa dominates Yangon's skyline. It’s Myanmar’s most sacred site, a stunning complex of pavilions and shrines with a dome that features in excess of 6,500 diamonds and other precious stones.
No fewer than 10,000 Buddhist temples were constructed in Bagan – once capital of the Pagan Kingdom – when the city was at its height between the 11th and 13th centuries. Over 2,000 have survived to the present day, creating a truly inspirational panorama.
Buddhist Novitiation ceremony
This sacred tradition is an important milestone in the journey to monkhood. The young boys (novices), dressed in glittering robes to imitate princes, are led in a celebratory coming-of-age procession, accompanied by an orchestra and dancers.
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