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Myanmar

To say that Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing rapid change would be quite an understatement. A land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the foremost ancient architecture in Southeast Asia, it was nevertheless shunned by the international community for decades due to its repressive military rule. That began to change in 2011, when a transition towards civilian-led government and parliamentary elections ushered in a period of continuing reform and restored diplomatic relations with the U.S., Europe and other global powers. There is still a ways to go, but the developments in Burma are one of the most exciting stories to unfold in Asia in a long time. And with its 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. The near future will almost certainly see unprecedented numbers of pilgrims heading to traditional must-sees like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, as well as more off-the-beaten-path destinations like the medieval ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendor of Putao and the varied tribal people of Kengtung, all favorites of ours. 

With such skyrocketing popularity, however, has come a strain on Myanmar’s tourism infrastructure, of which visitors must be mindful. 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.

To say that Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing rapid change would be quite an understatement. A land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the foremost ancient architecture in Southeast Asia, it was nevertheless shunned by the international community for decades due to its repressive military rule. That began to change in 2011, when a transition towards civilian-led government and parliamentary elections ushered in a period of continuing reform and restored diplomatic relations with the U.S., Europe and other global powers. There is still a ways to go, but the developments in Burma are one of the most exciting stories to unfold in Asia in a long time. And with its 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. The near future will almost certainly see unprecedented numbers of pilgrims heading to traditional must-sees like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, as well as more off-the-beaten-path destinations like the medieval ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendor of Putao and the varied tribal people of Kengtung, all favorites of ours. 

With such skyrocketing popularity, however, has come a strain on Myanmar’s tourism infrastructure, of which visitors must be mindful. 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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The Jews of Yangon: A Look at Myanmar’s Smallest Religion

The Jews of Yangon: A Look at Myanmar’s Smallest Religion

Author : Ronan O'Connell
The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue serves a small, tight-knit community of 20, but the story and heritage of this site draws travelers from around the globe.
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Rosewood Yangon to Open in Winter of 2018

Rosewood Yangon to Open in Winter of 2018

Author : Tyler Roney
Following a spate of openings in Southeast Asia, the opening of Rosewood Yangon has been announced for the winter of 2018.
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March #TakeMeToRemoteLands Favorites from Instagram

March #TakeMeToRemoteLands Favorites from Instagram

Author : Maneenart Srisakulpanich
Spring is in the air and boots are on the ground in Asia to see everything the continent has to offer, from temples in Bagan and the City Palace of Udaipur to Beijing's Forbidden City and Nusa Penida underwater.
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Changing Winds on the Bagan Balloons

Changing Winds on the Bagan Balloons

Author : Jay Tindall
With more balloons in the sky and more tourists on terra firma, the ground and the sky of Bagan have changed dramatically in recent years.
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Sofitel Opens New Luxury Hotel on Inle Lake

Sofitel Opens New Luxury Hotel on Inle Lake

Author : Tyler Roney
The new Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min opens on the banks of Myanmar's most popular lakeside destination, part of an attempt by AccorHotels to increase its presence in Myanmar.
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25-Year-Old Images of Myanmar’s Opium-Fueled Shan State

25-Year-Old Images of Myanmar’s Opium-Fueled Shan State

Author : Jay Tindall
Jay Tindall reflects on his 1993 journey to Myanmar, crossing the border at Tachilek and turning his camera on an unrecognizable nation.
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