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Myanmar

A land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the foremost ancient architecture in Southeast Asia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. The country has only been truly open to the modern world since 2011, when its military junta began a transition towards civilian-led government. With vast natural resources and proximity to nearly 2.5 billion neighbors in China and India, Burma is poised to play a major role in 21st-century Asia.

Today, the land that seduced scribes like Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham is as beguiling as ever. Since its diplomatic relations with the U.S., Europe, and other global powers were restored, Myanmar has begun attracting ever-increasing numbers of tourists, and has seen the rise of burgeoning tourism industry. Visitors usually head to the traditional must-sees like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, but more adventurous travelers can find off-the-beaten-path destinations like the medieval ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendor of Putao, and much more. Remote Lands has created custom trips in Burma since our inception, and our depth and breadth of knowledge gives us a superior position to navigate the country’s continuing change.

A land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the foremost ancient architecture in Southeast Asia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. The country has only been truly open to the modern world since 2011, when its military junta began a transition towards civilian-led government. With vast natural resources and proximity to nearly 2.5 billion neighbors in China and India, Burma is poised to play a major role in 21st-century Asia.

Today, the land that seduced scribes like Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham is as beguiling as ever. Since its diplomatic relations with the U.S., Europe, and other global powers were restored, Myanmar has begun attracting ever-increasing numbers of tourists, and has seen the rise of burgeoning tourism industry. Visitors usually head to the traditional must-sees like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, but more adventurous travelers can find off-the-beaten-path destinations like the medieval ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendor of Putao, and much more. Remote Lands has created custom trips in Burma since our inception, and our depth and breadth of knowledge gives us a superior position to navigate the country’s continuing change.

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TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

The mysterious world of Yangon’s gem traders

The mysterious world of Yangon’s gem traders

Author : Eileen McDougall
Behind the scenes of the gem traders milling around the pavements of Shwe Bon Than Road in downtown Yangon for a look into one of Southeast Asia's most complex trades.
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How India’s Last Emperor Came to Rest in a Small Yangon Basement

How India’s Last Emperor Came to Rest in a Small Yangon Basement

Author : Ronan O'Connell
Zafar II – successor to Akbar II and the last Mughal Emperor – was laid to rest far from India, making his final resting place in a small basement at the shrine in Bahadur Shah Zafar Dargah.
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Dozen Dream Destination: Mergui for the Luxury Beach Resorts

Dozen Dream Destination: Mergui for the Luxury Beach Resorts

Author : Travelogues
Previously, the only way to see the Mergui Archipelago in anything approaching luxury was on a liveaboard, but Wa Ale and Awei Pila have changed the game in the Mergui Archipelago.
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Four Luxe Riverboat Cruises in Myanmar

Four Luxe Riverboat Cruises in Myanmar

Author : Jim Algie
Myanmar riverboats have been traveling the Irawaddy since Burma's colonial days, and these four are the premier luxury options for discerning travelers.
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Diving Mergui and the Burma Banks

Diving Mergui and the Burma Banks

Author : Juanita Pienaar
With over 800 islands over 12, 000 square kilometers, the Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago are on many divers' bucket lists for the sharks, rays, fish, coral, and swim-throughs.
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Theroux in Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Great Railway Bazaar

Theroux in Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Great Railway Bazaar

Author : John McMahon
When Paul Theroux set out from his local stop on the London underground to the farthest reaches of Asia by rail, he would go on to write one of the greatest travelogues of the modern age. But Asia has changed.
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Couple from Texas - Aman Jet Expedition, October 2016
“ We have used some of the top rated travel specialists all over the world and, without question, Catherine Heald and Remote Lands are at the very top of the list! ”
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Adventurous Asia 2012
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A Mindful and Cultural Journey - Aman Private Jet Expedition 2020

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Venice to Utah Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

Venice to Utah Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

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The Grandest Tour – Aman Jet Expeditions 2021

The Grandest Tour – Aman Jet Expeditions 2021

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Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

Japan - Philippines - Sri Lanka - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece
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