Collected by Madeline Horn , AFAR Local Expert
Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
If you're looking for an authentic shopping experience, you can do worse than the Night Market at the Botataung Paya. The Paya, located near the river in Southern Rangoon, is one of the city's grandest sights lit up at night. On the Paya grounds...
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...
Pyay Lan (West) Ward, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
In a modern, air-conditioned space that is welcoming to foreigners, Feel serves an astounding variety of traditional Burmese food, from curries and some of Yangon’s best mohinga (the national fish noodle soup) to snake beans served with dried...
35 Taw Win Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
This wonderful refurbished teak 1920's mansion is one of the best place's to stay in the Yangon. It is located in the embassy quater, which is full of grand residences and treelined streets. The grounds and pool make the stay here magical. It's...
Madaya, Myanmar (Burma)
Climbing Mingun Paya is no easy feat. It isn't for those who are afraid or even tentative of heights. You must scale the structure barefoot, as it is considered a religious site. There are some makeshift ladders and steps, as well as sketchy drop...
Myawady Rd, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar (Burma)
Over 1,000 years ago, a king built a walking bridge for his people. It helped them get to the markets faster than traveling on boats. The bridge remains today, just as it was all those years ago. Generations have crossed it to get to the markets....
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...
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