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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Look out for upcoming details of our new ‘off-the-beaten-track’ South Burma tour starting in Yangon and heading south, via the famous Golden Rock, to the picturesque but rarely visited old colonial ports of Moulmein, Tavoy and Mergui, (now Mawlamyine, Dawei and Myeik). If you’ve visited Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle then check-out parts of Myanmar few other tours reach!

Rangoon’s magnificent and iconic Shwedagon Paya, (Pagoda), is the City’s best known tourist destination and indeed Burma’s single most prestigious religious site. If you only see one temple in the country then you’d better make it this one! The sprawling temple complex is considered to date originally from the Mon period some 1,500 years ago but has been updated, repaired…

Rangoon, (Yangon’s), famous circular, or circle, train leaves from the City’s Central Station describing a 30 mile loop through the inner city and suburbs before returning to it’s point of departure some 3 hours later. The train is scheduled hourly and alternates between clock-wise and anti-clockwise circumnavigations and the price is a couple of hundred kyat for the round trip….

Tuk-tuks haven’t arrived in Burma yet, though given the rapid proliferation in Laos and Cambodia over recent years we reckon they probably will very soon. ‘Shame!’ we hear you say, but whilst they are undoubtedly noisy; often smoke belching and in the case of Thai ones decidedly uncomfortable, (Cambodian versions being far more comfortable), they are a practical and relatively…

“A golden mystery upheaved itself on the horizon – a beautiful winking wonder that blazed in the sun…”. So described Rudyard Kipling on setting eyes upon the truly spectacular temple that is Yangon’s, or in his day Rangoon’s, famous Shwedagon. The gold leaf covered stupa towers some 100m into the Yangon skyline – topped with diamonds and rubies and surrounded…

From Mumbai/Bombay to Beijing/Peking, cities, and other geographical features for that matter, are rushing to shed their colonial era names and adopt what we’re led to believe are traditional, pre-colonial versions before oppressive imperialists forced the suffering locals to spell Melaka with an A and two Cs. Yes it can a bit of a goldmine for those of a cynical…