Inside Asia Tours

Myanmar's history

An understanding of the country's fascinating history is integral to understanding the country today, and will add an extra dimension to your Burmese adventure.

Myanmar (Burma) has come a long way since the illustrious days of the Pagan Kingdom, when the plains of Bagan were scattered with over 10,000 temples and ruled by one of the greatest empires ever seen in Southeast Asia.

The historical tours and experiences listed below will give you a rounded introduction to Burmese history, through the British colonial era and the subsequent military regime, right up to the present mood of increasing change and openness.

To learn more about Myanmar's history, navigate to the "Culture" section of our website and see "History".