Reasons to Visit
The famous Irrawaddy River flows through the heart of the country for 2,000km to a vast Delta region southwest of Rangoon and provides an important role in everyday life. A journey on this most majestic of rivers is a highlight of any trip.
Burma is home to an astonishing number of ethnicities each with their own traditional dress and customs, and in many cases, language and religion. For the most rewarding encounters we recommend heading to the hills of Shan state where it’s possible to stay in remote villages and receive the most genuine of welcomes and hospitality.
Burma is steeped in history and the legacy of various kingdoms and rule is very much in evidence throughout the country from former ancient capitals and grandiose royal palaces around Mandalay to the faded colonial grandeur of Rangoon’s municipal buildings built by British hands.
Whether you are shopping for gems in Rangoon’s Scott Market, betel nut in Kalaw or intricate lacquerware in Pagan there is no better way to immerse yourself in the way of life than to soak up the atmosphere of a local market.
Wherever you travel in Burma you will only be footsteps away from a temple providing an opportunity to witness the quiet reverence of the Burmese people. Climb up to a viewpoint amongst the ancient stupas of Pagan at sunset, visit stilted temples by boat at Inle Lake or marvel at the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda.
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The ultimate place to relax after sightseeing around Burma. Sophisticated, quiet, relaxing, don’t tell too many people about this hidden gem.
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Situated directly on the beach, this beautiful and well designed property is one of our favourites in Southeast Asia. All categories of room have been built to a very high specification, with plenty of detail and unique styling. All the furniture has been made by the very best local craftsmen. Each room is of mezzanine design and includes a small living area, walk-in wardrobe, well-equipped bathroom and bedroom on the first floor.
The Beachfront and Seaview villas are very spacious, offering guests the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Whilst the main facilities are on one level including living area, bedroom and large dressing area and bathroom, each villa has a small mezzanine level with a day bed for relaxing.
All rooms and villas have purposely been left without television or telephone and even the cold box is filled with ice twice daily so one does not have to listen to the rattle of a refrigerator! The resort has an attractive swimming pool area with a relaxing library and bar area, Italian-inspired restaurant, spa and a charming cinema which will open for any number of guests and play any film of your choice (providing they have it!).
Ngapali Beach is a beautiful, unspoiled stretch of coast. Its bustling market and cliff top pagodas, make this region well worth exploring. Leisure facilities include a nine-hole golf course and boat trips.
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