The Shinbyu ceremony in Myanmar (Burma) celebrates boys becoming novice monks. It begins with a colorful procession to the monastery.
From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.
You’re forgiven if the Savoy Hotel takes you back to the days of the British Raj. With overhead fans, teakwood floors and antiques, this boutique hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, oozes colonial charm.
The glittering gold Shwesandaw Pagoda in Pyay, Myanmar, is even bigger than Yangon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda. It’s less touristy too.
Some cities create lasting impressions. Yangon (Rangoon) in Myanmar struck us big time. It’s bustling with people. Streets are clogged with traffic. And oh the roses!
The people of Myanmar (Burma) are so warm and lovely! Here are some of our photos of the people of Myanmar – the little monks stole our hearts.
The slow meandering Irrawaddy is Myanmar’s lifeblood. On our Irrawaddy River cruise on the “Belmond Orcaella,” we welcome the unhurried pace.