Cait (13) and Charli (11) went on a family holiday in Burma (Myanmar) with their parents and uncle, Paul – a sales team leader in our Bristol office. We caught up with them to find out their highlights and what they learned…
After taking two years to travel around the world, Gavin Thomas got hooked on all things Asia and subsequently became the travel editor at Rough Guides. Now a freelance travel writer he’s often on the road but, luckily for us, he has taken the time to share his top 24 hours in Yangon.
What will Yangon look like in ten years’ time? Will Shwedagon Pagoda be standing proud above a low-rise skyline or peeping between ugly tower blocks? Will the city’s crumbling colonial buildings have been refurbished or torn down? Will the streets be clean and quiet or packed with cars and filled with smog? These are the […]
Last week we explored beautiful Inle Lake via the photography of Sara Pretelli, who collaborated with us on a trip to Burma earlier this year. Today, we continue to showcase her work with a series taken at the Kalaywa Tawyakyaung Monastery in Yangon. Occupying the second-highest hill in the city, the monastery was built on […]
What with all the furore surrounding Aung San Suu Kyi – practically the patron saint of modern Burma – one would be forgiven for assuming that Burma had no other sons or daughters worth mentioning. But this is not so, as the opening of U Thant’s former Yangon residence to the public has given us […]
Are you heading to Burma’s former capital city and don’t know where to start? Well, here are our top five recommendations to keep you busy in Yangon. There’s plenty more where these came from, but this should be enough to get you started… 1. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda We’re sure you didn’t need us to tell […]