Inside Asia Tours

Myanmar's art & architecture

Though Myanmar does not have a classical artistic heritage on the same scale as China or Japan, it does have a phenomenal architectural legacy and a thriving tradition of craftsmanship.

In a country that has been devoutly Buddhist for over two thousand years, it is unsurprising that the vast majority of art and architecture produced in Myanmar before the advent of colonialism was devotional in nature. All of our Fully Tailored Journeys and Small Group Tours will give you a sense of the country's artistic and architectural flavour, introducing you to vast, gleaming stupas, red-brick temples, giant Buddha statues and sacred caves filled with religious statuary.

Besides Buddhist art, you'll also discover some of Southeast Asia's best-preserved colonial cities, mock-Tudor architecture in former British hill stations, traditional wooden stilt house on Inle Lake, and beautiful traditional crafts in markets up and down the country.

To find out more about how we can help you discover Myanmar's artistic heritage, just start browsing the experiences below.