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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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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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Pyin Oo Lwin: An English Town in Burma

Pyin Oo Lwin: An English Town in Burma

Author : Thomas Bird
Thomas Bird travels to Pyin Oo Lwin for horse-drawn carriages, colonial architecture, and a little England outside of Mandalay.
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George Orwell’s Indian Days and Burmese Nights

George Orwell’s Indian Days and Burmese Nights

Author : James Newman
George Orwell's extraordinary talent for understanding the human race was born from the streets and back alleys of British India and Myanmar; these Eastern lands informed one of the greatest literary minds of the Western world.
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Trekking the Shan Hills with the Palaung People of Northern Myanmar

Trekking the Shan Hills with the Palaung People of Northern Myanmar

Author : Elisha Donkin
A trek through the Shan Hills of Myanmar leads to incredible scenery, historical perspective, and a deep, abiding understanding of the Palaung of Northern Myanmar.
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