Collected by Erin Grey
Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The secret to having a good time in Bagan has nothing to do with getting there - all that takes is faith in a Burmese pilot and his ancient aircraft, or an unwavering belief that your 13-hour bus ride from Yangon will actually deliver you to the...
Kun Chan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Bring a passport (supposedly -- no one asked for mine) and a $1 bill to the station master's office on platform 7 of the Yangon Central Train Station. The ticket-taker will show you and a few other tourist-travelers onto the Circular Railway....
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
This is a special monastery where the young Burmese nuns live and worship. Their simple lives consist of learning, meditation and work. Each girl has complete say on how long she would like to stay. Some do for years, while others just a few...
Kaladan River, Myanmar (Burma)
Cattle herders on the alluvial plains that make up the banks of the Kaladan River on the way to Mrauk U from Sittwe in Arakhine State, Myanmar. Scenes of local people engaging in the same activities they have for hundreds (if not thousands) of...
Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Burma)
The boys looked hesitant, more nervous than fearful, as the older monks approached them with razors. Using short swipes, the monks carefully shaved their hair as family members held white sheets under them, catching the fallen strands as a later...
Ar Zar Ni St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
I love this picture, the slight blur, the rough colors of the train and the people looking out the windows and hanging out the doors as the train arrives in the main railway station in Yangon. This beautiful old railway station has a looped train...
2, Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
A very familiar sight at markets in Myanmar--various varieties of dubious-looking fish for sale to brave and intrepid shoppers! This particular stall was set up the at the market in Nyaung U near Bagan. Fortunately the photo doesn't convey the...
No. 169, Wa Dan Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Shan Yoe Yar recently emerged as one of Yangon’s premier options for local cuisine. The restaurant is located in a newly remodeled teak colonial building in the central downtown neighborhood of Lanmadaw. It's pleasant environment incorporates a...
Ar Zar Ni St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
More than 1000 novice monks and nuns study both the purity of Buddhist scripture and modern academic courses at this monastery. Both have shaved heads and if it weren't for the pink that the young nuns wear it would be hard to tell them apart....
Dala, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Yangon’s overcrowded streets and sidewalks can at times be a bit overwhelming. If you’re in need of a respite, that doesn’t require a bus or plane, head across the Yangon River to the town of Dala. Though less than a mile from downtown Yangon,...
Taung Tha Man Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
Woman with fruit-laden basket crossing the U Bein Bridge over Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay, Myanmar. U Bein bridge is a 1.2km wooden footbridge (the longest teak bridge in the world) built by former mayor U Bein through salvaging unwanted teak...
Oriental Ballooning is the best ballooning outfit in Myanmar. They operate in Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Pindaya. Each location is amazing, but the Mandalay experience was incredible. It's much more exclusive than Bagan which makes for a very...
Pathein, Myanmar (Burma)
Pathein, a delta city ,a bumpy 3+ hour drive south of Yangon showed an unspoiled view of a port city and more interesting and friendly people of Myanmar. We stayed in a local hotel, rack rate of USD$35 and got a discount to $28 since with our...
Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
Rent a bike from the Viewpoint Lodge in Nyaung Shwe, which will cost $6. Peddle west (away from town) along the unpaved, bumpy road. Take a left at the T-junction and head south, the mountains on your right. You'll reach the hot springs in...
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
I was nervous to head to Yangon, Myanmar this past winter for a week of solo travel. Once I arrived, I found an incredible city with even more fascinating and friendly people. Shut off from the rest of the world for quite some time, Burma is...
Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma)
Hpa'an is famous for its stand-alone limestone mountains with caves full of Buddhas but to see them you'll need to rent a tuk tuk and probably find a local guide to help explain them to you. The infrastructure is still mostly geared towards the...
Kalaw, Myanmar (Burma)
I met this friendly smoker while hiking around Kalaw, a small town in the Shan state in Burma (aka Myanmar). We couldn't speak the same language but a smile and a friendly nod can transcend any verbal language.
near Than Lann Bus Stop, 182 Insein Road, ရန်ကုန် 1512, Myanmar (Burma)
This merchant is one of a vast number of vendors at Yangon's wholesale market for fruit, vegetables, flowers and dried goods like this gentleman's salted fish. Salted freshwater snake head fish is his speciality. Thinly sliced it's fried with...
Myanmar (Burma), Yangon, 33, Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Township邮政编码: 11191
The fabulous Loft staff welcomed us with lime honey tea and made it possible to check in early after a long flight. Rooms are bright and airy, and ours had a huge photo reflecting life in Myanmar. I was up in the middle of the night (jetlag!) and...
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