MYANMAR (BURMA) - Oasis Highlights
Myanmar (or Burma as it was formerly known) is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and is also one of the most interesting. It is a country full of mystery and charm.
Bagan is possibly the most awe-inspiring places in the world, yet because it is in Myanmar so few people have ever heard of it. This ancient Burmese capital sits quietly on the banks of the mighty Irrawaddy River. Here, on the Bagan plain, you will find literally hundreds of abandoned temples. In our opinion one of finest destinations in Asia, if not the whole world! You would be silly to go to Myanmar and not see Bagan!
Another of the countries former capitals, Mandalay is home to countless treasures. From the worlds largest book to the magnificent temples and pagodas, from the colonial heritage to the modern face of Myanmar this city will keep you busy for as long as you are there.
Ngapali is certainly Myanmars finest beach and in our opinion one of the best in the region, especially in terms of the surprisingly good standard of accommodation and its remote setting. Perfect for a few days relaxing after a tour around many the cultural sites.
The Golden Rock
One of the most quirky travel destinations we at Oasis have ever been fortunate enough to visit. The “rock” itself is perched high up on a mountain side and takes a fair amount of effort to get to but the effort is well rewarded and the memory of this strange phenomenon will live long in the memory!
Inle Lake is a photographer’s dream destination, the light here is always strange and atmospheric, and this coupled with the fascinating culture that surrounds the lake make it one of our firm favourites. Ensure you have spare film, batteries and/or your battery charger!
Twante pottery village
This fascinating day trip from Yangon is a perfect introduction to rural Myanmar. The boat trip in it self is rewarding, but exploring the small villages where you will be invited in to people’s homes to witness them practicing their ancient art is a real experience. The crafts people will not try to sell you anything, their produce is for the local market only!