Since the 1990s, Myanmar (or Burma) has officially been open to the world but it wasn't until 2010 that it became available to everyone that was interested.
Visiting Myanmar is now a race between tourists rushing to see a South East Asian country that has been relatively untouched by the West for several decades and a tourist industry that is madly developing to meet those tourists' needs.
Things are changing rapidly in this country and with 2016's landslide shift towards a new democratic party, the question about whether it is ethical or not to travel here can firmly be answered with a yes.
By going now, you will still have time to see this amazing land in transition from its colonial roots to a modern day nation and tourist attraction like its South East Asian neighbors.
Find a place where locals still wear traditional garb, with people sporting paste covered cheeks while munching on betel nut. Ride railways that retain the same bumps and character as the days they were installed during British colonial rule. Explore ancient Bagan and the highest concentration of Buddhist temples in the world.
Many Myanmar or Burma travel guides and books struggle to keep up with the furious change that is happening in Myanmar; the hundreds of new restaurants that are popping up, the shift in prices and the huge variety of accommodation that is now available, and how the government's changing attitudes are affecting restrictions to tourists.
With this Myanmar travel guide you will be getting information that is current as of 2016 and can give you the facts on the ground as they are now. What the true cost of a hotel is and which fees you need to pay as you move around. There is no longer any excuse for staying in a rickety hotel without air conditioning or eating questionable food from street vendors.
Whether you are a seasoned traveler or this is one of your first times abroad, you will be given concise and easy-to-follow guidance that will make sure your trip to Myanmar is the best it can possibly be.
Learn about the current political situation in Myanmarand discover how Burma's history influences its modern predicament. See what your place is in this picture and how to ensure your stay in Myanmar is an ethical one that means you are supporting the wonderful people of Myanmar.
Find out the best way to get into the country, where you can visit, and where you can't. You will find a comparison of the different ways to get around, how they compare in terms of time and price, and which is the most comfortable and convenient.
Get hints to create the best itinerary possible so your time in Myanmar is well spent. You will be given rundowns of Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan, and Mandalay with information on their place in the country and the essential sites you need to see. Plan your journey so you can be sure to visit during the fantastic Thingyan water festival or during the Bo Tree Watering ceremony.
Stay safe and hold on to your money by making sure you follow Burmese customs when you need to, that you have the right currency when you need it, and by staying away from the latest scam and tourist traps.
Become spiritually transformed and enriched by the fantastic country of Myanmar, explore its sprawling vistas and achingly beautifully scenery, find the location of Buddha's hair, and come close to Nirvana in one of its many breathtaking temples and pagodas. Discover a nation of people that, despite having struggled through hardship, have genuine happiness and excitement to offer the travelers that venture through this country.
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This was really a WTF compilation. The first hour is about traveling in Burma and then it abruptly ends and goes straigt into a martial arts training in Thailand. I really (no joke) assumed that the audio recording got messed up. Imagine listening to a book on economics and then have it break into broccoli farming! I'm still not sure what this was about, but unless your into BJJ training in Thailand, you will almost certainly be disappointed.
The less than an hour on Burma was okay, but nothing stellar. I probably would have purchased just for that, but felt like much had still been left out, there was nor heart in it, it was pretty sterile. The narration was good, the problem was the content.
Competent narrator with bad material.. there is only so much he could do.
Yes, write a scathing review.
Take up martial arts training prior to reading.
I was living in Thailand for half a year and I always wanted to visit Myanmar. So one of my next year goal is to go there! With this book I've learnt so much about the culture, the food and the sights! I think I want to visit Bagan the most, but I'm also interested in the white water rafting stuff and surfing too. Absolutely recommended!
It can be stressful visiting a new place; not knowing where to go, what to eat, wondering if you are going to miss the best attractions, etc. That is why picking up a good travel guide is important because a good guide ensures that you make the best out of your trip. I grabbed this guide while I was preparing for a trip to Myanmar. It truly did point out several hidden gems that I would have missed on my own. If you are planning a trip to Myanmar, do yourself a favor and grab this guide.
I bought this book because my parents were planning to visit Myanmar. I was impressed at the variety of information this book has. I love the Myanmar Bucket List and the Eat like a Local section. That was so insightful. This book really helped my parents experience the local culture, and actually pay attention to a lot of the thing they might have missed out on otherwise. It goes beyond regular tourism and really aims at cultural assimilation. It’s a great book.
I've always been interested in visiting South East Asia and his book does a great job at making me actually want to hurry up and go already. If your a travel freak like me, this is a perfect listen for the brain!
ME and my wife are planning to visit myanmar and we have no idea what to visit when we are already in myanmar. I grabbed this book to be our guide. It contains all the things to do when spending time in myanmar. Yes it's true that this book is like a tour guide. Complete from day 1 up to the day you finish vacation in myanmar. All the significant places to visit is summarize.
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