Tuesday, October 13

Burma: An Untouched Gem

Myanmar, the Golden Kingdom.  Previously called Burma, this country is so pure from every aspect that one can not stop his curiosity in discovering its hidden beauty.

Closed off from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar has just recently welcomed visitors from all over the world.  

Like a newly-blossomed flower, its beauty is innate as it is raw, as fresh at it is historic, as promising as it is fulfilled.

I have stopped at three major Myanmar tourist destinations. A full day in Yangon. Two nights in Bagan and a night in Mandalay. Too short I confess. But it was more than enough to give my heart to this mystical country.


Downtown Yangon complete with the old bus and buildings

Shwe San Daw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda
I so want to give Burma a second look. And a longer visit at that. I would like to visit the other less touristy towns and really mingle with its people. Wear longyi like the locals. Admire more pagodas. To explore unknown paths. Learn Burmese. Eat traditional food.

I just want to go back. Period.
Other Parts In This Series:

Bagan Lodge:  A Grandiose Gateway to Bagan's Noble Past

A Delightful Stay in Hotel by Red Canal Mandalay 
Once Upon A Time in Soria Moria Boutique Hotel
Tranquility and Nostaglia Equals Pavillon d'Orient 

A Surprise Malaysia Visit
Burma: An Untouched Gem 
Yangon is Yielding
On the Way to Bagan
Bagan is Beautiful
Biking in Bagan
Hello Mandalay!
Pretty in Pai
Overland Border Crossing:  Bangkok to Siem Reap
Finally, Siem Reap
Saigon aka HCMC
Indochina Trip Itinerary and Expenses


  1. My friend went there and her photos were just stunning. These ones too.

    1. Thanks Lux G! My photos would have been more gorgeous if the weather was bright and sunny all throughout!

  2. Good for you to cover Mandalay. Our was a day in Yangon and two nights in Bagan. Surely Myanmar has a lot of things to offer and wish to revisit it any time soon.

  3. Thank you so much for choosing our Hotel by the Red Canal when you stayed in Mandalay.Hope to see you again.

  4. Lets go! Somewhere North Burma next time...

  5. Beautiful place! The temples look amazing!


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