Ways to experience the local 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, British Resort, Myanmar

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, Amarapura, Myanmar

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.

Royal Palace, Mandalay, Myanmar

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.

Pyu city Sri Kestra, Pyay, Myanmar, Burma, UNESCO World Heritage in Myanmar

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.