Myanmar

5 Must-See Vineyards in Southeast Asia

Fine dining, elephants, national parks, music festivals, permanent summer, and – oh yeah – there are some pretty good wines too. From Bali to Myanmar, Southeast Asia’s vineyards are worth the journey.

Top Luxury Cruises in Myanmar

Discover the mystical kingdom of Myanmar and uncover its hidden wonders in style. One of the finest ways to appreciate the stunning scenery and ancient Burmese culture is to do it from…

Discovering the Tribes of Loikaw

A short flight from Yangon sits the very traditional Loikaw, one of the best places to head in Southeast Asia for a window into authentic tribal life. I was the very first foreign visitor to some of Loikaw’s more remote tribal areas.

Inle Lake and Beyond

Despite its popularity, Inle Lake, in Shan State, is one of my favorite places in Myanmar. Here are some of my favorite experiences in the Inle Lake area, where it’s possible to discover a much more authentic Burmese culture.

Mrauk U – Myanmar’s Remote Land

Mrauk U, set in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, is a magical area of ancient temples and Buddhist culture. It rivals and may soon exceed the wonders of Bagan.

Myanmar’s Kengtung: a Mecca of Tribal Diversity

During my visit to Kengtung, Myanmar, which is located not far from the Golden Triangle – close to Laos, Thailand and China – I discovered true diversity for its own sake, free of any other agenda, political or otherwise.

Mergui: Southeast Asia’s next great place?

Myanmar is a place of often understated beauty and one of the least known parts of the country is the Mergui Archipelago. It is one of the least visited places in all of Myanmar.