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  • Naypyidaw: The world’s weirdest capital city?

    What is the world’s weirdest capital city? Pyongyang, North Korea? Astana, Kazakhstan? Nope, none of the above. The world’s weirdest capital city is Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Where?! That’s right – if you thought the capital of Burma was Yangon (formerly Rangoon), you’re dead wrong. But don’t worry; so is just about everybody else in the world. (more…)

  • 2017: What’s hot in the year of the rooster

    Some destinations in Burma will always be popular: the mist-cloaked pagodas scattered across the plains of Bagan; great, glassy Inle Lake with its floating villages; the “winking wonder” of Shwedagon Pagoda watching over Yangon. But Burma is one of the fastest-changing countries in Southeast Asia, and every year we see new areas open up to tourism, new routes into previously little-known regions, and exciting new cultural experiences to savour. So where will we be going in 2017? (more…)

  • New year, new brochure, new adventures

    2016 is done and dusted (good riddance, some might say), and while it wasn’t the most popular year in history – it’s certainly been a good one for Inside Burma Tours - as our newest brochure attests. Charlotte has been back to Burma twice, exploring the lesser-known southern regions of the country, reporting back on pilgrimage season at the Golden Rock, and enjoying the many charms of Ngapali and Mawlamyine. Vicky also added to her Burma knowledge as she explored underrated Hpa An, and we sent our friend and collaborator Sara Pretelli out to stock up on stunning images and videos from across the country – and we’ve sent more customers to this beautiful country than ever before. (more…)

  • Burma from above: Ballooning over Ngapali

    Allie Dunnington is a balloon pilot who works across Burma, and has flown hot-air balloons all over the world. Here, she describes a flight over the jungle-clad region of Ngapali, in Rakhine State - and shares her incredible photos. (more…)

  • A family holiday on Ngapali Beach

    So you’re looking for somewhere for a family holiday. You want somewhere hot, with palm-fringed beaches, white sand, crystal-clear water and wonderful beachside hotels. Oh – and no crowds please. Dream on, right? Well, perhaps not. (more…)


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