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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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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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Balloon Safaris Loikaw: New Activity for Travelers to the Kayan State

Balloon Safaris Loikaw: New Activity for Travelers to the Kayan State

Author : Tyler Roney
Regular Myanmar travelers will be familiar with the Balloons over Bagan, and now there are Balloons over Loikaw, a much lesser traveled Burmese destination.
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Chin Tsong Palace: Yangon’s Odd Mansion of Conspiracies

Chin Tsong Palace: Yangon’s Odd Mansion of Conspiracies

Author : Ronan O'Connell
It's Chinese, it's Western, it's filled with sordid stories – Chin Tsong Palace is one of the stranger sights to find in Yangon and well worth a quick stop.
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SEEDS: Yangon’s Fine Dining Haven on Inya Lake

SEEDS: Yangon’s Fine Dining Haven on Inya Lake

Author : Tyler Roney
Travelogues speaks with Lucia Eppisser – restaurateur, sommelier, and one half of the team that created the most romantic fine dining location on Yangon's Inya Lake, SEEDS.
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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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