myanmar culture

Five ways to experience local Myanmar

There are plenty of fascinating sights in Myanmar but the most interesting aspect is the culture. Here are some tips for getting a true local experience.

pyin oo lwin

Finding the Burmese Days of old

The small town of Pyin Oo Lwin is a reminder of the British colonial times in Myanmar. It was the summer holiday resort during those years and much remains.

u bein bridge

On the road from Mandalay

The U Bein Teak Bridge is more than a tourist attraction for sunset. The bridge near Mandalay is used everyday by the locals – and that’s the best thing.

mandalay palace

The last king of Burma

It’s been more than a hundred years since the last Burmese King lived in the Royal Palace of Mandalay. But now it’s been restored for visitors.

sri ksetra

Getting off Scott free

During a trip to Pyay, I was able to explore the ancient Pyu city of Sri Kestra. But I learnt much more about the nature of the Myanmar people from Scott.