Myanmar is a true stronghold of tradition. While society is changing everyday, the people remain devoted to their diverse culture, which has stood the test of time.
Ancient Sites: Burma will enchant you with it’s golden wonders. Witness the grandeur of the Shwedagon Paya, ponder the immensity of the 4000 stupas of Bagan, and contemplate the Golden Rock at Mt Kyaiktiyo, which challenges your understanding of gravity. In this deeply reverent country, such sites are of immense societal importance, and their guardians are held in the highest regard.
Traditional Myanmar: If you’ve traveled within other Southeast Asians countries beforehand, you will notice that Myanmar is quite unique in its ties to the old ways. You’ll find men wearing their traditional longyi (dress) and women’s faces painted with mud-like sunblock, which is also seen as beautiful in the eyes of the local people. Rickshaws and horse-drawn carriages still find their way amidst cars in this complex and ever changing society.
Beauty Remains Intact: Enjoy a peaceful cruise down the Ayeyarwady River or relax at the beach on the Bay of Bengal. Hike the Shan Hills, through old forests and ethnic villages, and talk to locals, who are as excited to meet you as you are to meet them.