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Traveling to the Golden Land


Tips for Visiting Myanmar

While other nations in Indochina have welcomed foreigners for some time, tourism is still a novelty in Myanmar. Even though the former country known as Burma is now welcoming outsiders to its doorstep, it remains relatively untouched by the Western world and significantly more conservative than its Asian counterparts. As such, there are a host of tips to consider when traveling to Myanmar:

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Myanmar’s Legendary Irrawaddy River


Cruising the Road to Mandalay

From fields dotted with ancient pagodas to farmers tilling the land with oxen and wooden plows, the scenes along the Irrawaddy River transport you back in time. Unchanged by the swift progress of our modern world, fisherman still leg-row their small skiffs as harvesters work the paddies beneath the shadows of rice paddy hats. Explore the 2,500-year-old civilization that sprang from these shores as you journey the fabled ‘Road to Mandalay.’

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Burmese Astrology, Auspicious Days & the Pagodas of Myanmar


What’s your sign?

Across the remote Bagan Plain pagodas (temples) dot the landscape like golden mushrooms sprouting from the verdant Earth. As far as the eye can see, these holy structures pepper the mountainside and confound the senses. Dating back as far as the 11th century, there are literally thousands of them stretching across endless fields and adding to the mystery that shrouds what was once ancient Myanmar.
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