Yangon

Yangon, the former capital city, is still the gateway to Myanmar.

Yangon still maintains its colonial charm with wide tree lined avenues, tranquil lakes, and gracious turn of the century architecture. The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the city skyline, while at street level Yangon is a paradise for hunting out a variety of exotic arts and crafts. At night time Chinatown comes alive with its pungent aromas and delicious street food.

Mandalay

Mandalay was the last royal capital of the Burmese kingdom.

The principal cultural and economic city of upper Myanmar, and former royal capital, Mandalay still evokes images of a romantic bygone era. The royal palace and its impressive surrounding gate sits at the foot of the imposing Mandalay Hill. Positioned on the banks of the mighty Ayeryarwaddy River, Mandalay lies within easy striking distance of former colonial hill stations, ancient cities and other cultural attractions.

Bagan

Known as the city that has four million pagodas, Bagan, or Pagan as it was once known, is the cradle for Myanmar civilisation.

Bagan is one of the main tourist destinations in Myanmar and one of the most remarkable archaeological sights in Asia. The magic of Bagan has inspired visitors to Myanmar for nearly 1000 years. Once the centre of a glorious kingdom, ancient temples dot the landscape as far as the eye can see. Today, apart from spectacular sunset views and serene river cruises, Bagan is also the centre of the expanding Myanmar lacquerware industry.

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is one of those little gems you want to keep all to yourself so as to maintain its charm.

Just a short plane flight away from Yangon in the cool green highlands of Shan State, and yet seemingly worlds apart from the rest of Myanmar, lies Inle Lake in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The lake itself sits at a pleasant 2900 feet above sea level and is famous for its leg rowers, floating markets and prolific birdlife. Colorful hill tribes inhabit the surrounding fertile valleys and forested mountaintops, and their hand-woven silks are a specialty of the region.

Keng Tung

The town sits midway between both the Thanlwin River in Myanmar and the Mekong Rover on the Thai, Laos and Myanmar border.

Mrauk U

Mrauk U was once the capital city of the Rakhaing state from 1430 to 1784.

Mrauk-U, the ancient city of the Rakhine Kingdom (15th Century), is known for its old temples with paintings showing Indian cultural influence. Mrauk-U offers a number of important archaeological sites and several temples of unique design. Mrauk-U can be reached by boat traveling up river from Sittwe (Akyab), the capital of Rakhine State. The boat trip takes about 5 hours from Akyab.

Puato

Putao, the small frontier town of Myanmar, is situated in the north of Kachin State, Myanmar’s greenest and most remote state.

Ngapali

Located on the Rakhine coast near the small town of Thandwe, Ngapali Beach is an unspoiled beach that stretches over 3 km.

The name "Ngapali", has no meaning in Burmese, but comes from the Italian "Napoli" (the city of Naples). Miles of empty white sand beaches, brilliant turquoise seas, all backed by towering coconut palms, Ngapali is Myanmar’s premier beach destination. Intimate resorts offer visitors the chance to swim, sail, kayak, and feast on lobster and prawn by candle light as the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean. Ngapali is the perfect place to unwind and savor those few precious weeks in Myanmar.