Back to Listing

Photoblog: Our Top 10 Highlights of Burma

Photoblog: Our Top 10 Highlights of Burma

“Mingalaba!” Rosie and Chloe have just returned from a particularly thorough 3-week recce of Burma. Burma is one of our favourite destinations, and for almost a decade we have been returning at least once a year to perfect our knowledge. From the temple-strewn plains of Bagan to the lucid depths of Inle Lake, the remote beauty of Mrauk U to the remarkable Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon, they left no stone unturned. They say a picture is a thousand words, so with that in mind here are their Top 10 Highlights from their trip:

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 1
The glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 4
Shitthaung Temple, Mrauk U.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 3
A local artisan in Mrauk U who makes the bamboo hats which are typical of the region.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 5
The legendary temple-strewn plains of Bagan.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 6
The majestic Ananda Temple, Bagan.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 8
Sunset on the Irrawaddy River, Bagan.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 7
The intricate detail of gilded lacquerware, Bagan.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 9
Speeding across Inle Lake on a traditional Burmese long boat, Inle Lake.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 2
Thread pulled from the core of Lotus stems which is used for weaving, Inle Lake.

Photoblog Burma Research Trip 2015 10
The virtually undiscovered Mergui Archipelago, a group of 800 deserted islands that lie in the Andaman Sea.

For more information or to start planning your tailor-made holiday to Burma, please get in touch with us:

info@ampersandtravel.com   /  +44 (0) 207 819 9770