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 slow meandering Irrawaddy is Myanmar’s lifeblood. On our Irrawaddy River cruise on the “Belmond Orcaella,” we welcome the unhurried pace.