After a day exploring Yangon we fly to Bagan. Bagan is considered by many to be the finest collection of temples in Asia and savouring the sunrise from the upper terrace of the temple is a unique experience. Continuing to Pindaya and the famous Buddha caves we then travel to Inle Lake where we visit the remote Sunken Stupas. Inle Lake is a photographers paradise with its bustling local markets, handicrafts, stilted villages and breathtaking views. Finally arriving back in Yangon for a city tour and some time to explore before our journey comes to an end.
The country of Burma (Myanmar) is an amazing place, lost in time. There are few places in the world today left to travel where you can fully escape “Westernization” of a culture. Due to an isolated past Burma has been able to hold onto it’s culture longer than most of SE Asia. But now, as the country’s military regime has started to open its borders and expand its citizen’s human right, Burma is going to move quickly into the modern era as its neighbors already have. But we still have time to explore this exotic country before too much change occurs.
Years of isolation from the international community has made Myanmar a unique destination. We don’t care much for the politics but we love the people. Buddhism is the dominant religion, ethnic minorities are abundant plus we manage to explore some remote areas. There are some really nice hotels planned for this trip, but some homestay accommodation too. It’s a mix. Meeting Monks in Myanmar is always a treasure. I once spent a day with a lovely monk, who mistook my lack of hair for religious fervor. He had a great sense of humor and a valuable story to tell. He wanted tourists to come and share with the world what they see
This Myanmar photography trip takes you to one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. It is the Burma of old, where tribal life still exists, where ancient temples are numerous and not over run by mass tourism, and the landscape is spectacular. This photo tour is for the photographers who like to immerse themselves in a culture very different than what they have experienced before. Those interested in archeology, indigenous culture, and spending 12 days with fellow photographers will love this trip. The Myanmar photo tour includes four major destinations will be explored and photographed.
Rudyard Kipling once described Burma (Myanmar) as: “quite unlike any land you know about.” Join us as we explore this Golden Land, perhaps the least discovered country in Southeast Asia. Our itinerary includes Yangon’s Schwedagon Pagoda, the ancient city of Bagan where the landscape is dotted with more than one thousand temples
No place conjures up such exotic images as Burma (Myanmar). The very mention of its enchanting cities evokes magic: Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan. The ambience of these places envelops visitors with a feeling of being in another world, of a nostalgic bygone era that is nearly indescribable with words, but incredibly photogenic. This fascinating country, with its gracious people, gentle culture and Buddhist spirituality, promises wonderful photographic opportunities and delivers even more than it promises.
If you’ve visited Burma’s most famous sites of Mandalay, Bagan, Lake Inle and so-on on our classic ‘Images of Burma’ tour then check out some of the country’s less visited, but equally photogenic destinations, on this guided, off the beaten track photography tour of Burma.