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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:

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The glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon.

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Shitthaung Temple, Mrauk U.

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A local artisan in Mrauk U who makes the bamboo hats which are typical of the region.

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The legendary temple-strewn plains of Bagan.

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The majestic Ananda Temple, Bagan.

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Sunset on the Irrawaddy River, Bagan.

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The intricate detail of gilded lacquerware, Bagan.

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Speeding across Inle Lake on a traditional Burmese long boat, Inle Lake.

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Thread pulled from the core of Lotus stems which is used for weaving, Inle Lake.

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The virtually undiscovered Mergui Archipelago, a group of 800 deserted islands that lie in the Andaman Sea.

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We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India

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