An elegant survivor from the colonial era, the Strand once hosted Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling. A 1995 makeover decked it out in teak, mahogany, marble, and classic Victorian-style fixtures. The huge suites come with butlers. Doubles from $390, 92 Strand Rd., Yangon, 95/1-243-377. This appeared in the October 2012 issue. Read "Burma Blossoms."