Like India, Myanmar is a diverse country, especially in terms of tribes and landscapes. Amongst the many states of Myanmar, state of Kayah is the smallest of all but has a lot of to offer culturally. Within the span of 48 hours, we explored the lifestyle of the famed ‘Long-Neck Tribe’ and the ‘Kayah’ tribe as well.[Read more…] about The Long Neck Tribe of Kayah, Myanmar
While places like Mandalay, Yangon and Bagan are filled with Pagodas that are built on land but Inle is a region in the Shan state of Myanmar where Pagodas rise from the water. The huge Inle lake with an area of 116.3 km² is famous among tourists for its spectacular landscape and stilt houses.[Read more…] about Into Myanmar’s Inle Lake: A 2-day Itinerary
Bagan’s landscape is similar to some medieval era’s movie set. In fact, it is one of the dreamiest landscapes I got a chance to experience. An ancient city in Myanmar’s Mandalay region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bagan simply is a collection of 2000 Buddhist pagodas lying scattered, some in ruins and a few still intact, both attracting lakhs of visitors every year.[Read more…] about Old Bagan, Myanmar – Of Thousand Temples and Hot Air Balloons
5 years ago, I got bit by the fascination bug for Myanmar/Burma. Then in 2017, saw a Bollywood movie ‘Rangoon’. The captivation escalated when I saw pictures of monks in red against white Pagodas in a photography magazine which adorned my room’s walls since then. It was a promise to myself to visit this region someday.
And here I was. Travelling and amazed, like a local, on one of its oldest rail route circuits.
‘2011’, The year when a wish to travel to Myanmar was manifested into thin air. ‘December of 2019’, when I fulfilled it.
Why was I fascinated with Myanmar? It sounded offbeat to me. From India, not many people travel to Myanmar. This made me even curious.[Read more…] about Travel to Myanmar: At a Glance