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Off the Beaten Track in Myanmar

As Myanmar continues to modernise, the trappings of globalisation are becoming more noticeable, especially in major cities such as Yangon and Mandalay. However, the countryside remains blissfully free of such distractions. Destinations like Rakhine and Chin States in the west and Kachin in the north see very little footfall and reward explorers with rugged scenery and unforgettable experiences.
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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...
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Katha, Myanmar (Burma)
The small riverside town on the Irrawaddy River was the model for Kyauktada in George Orwell's novel Burmese Days. Squint your eyes and you can imagine how things were in the era when Orwell resided here. There's not much in the town itself, but...
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Myanmar (Burma)
One of the most accessible destinations in Chin State, Mt Victoria (Nat Ma Taung) is also one of the most alluring spots in the country. The mountain itself is, at 3053metres, Myanmar's second highest and it stands amid a beautiful national park...