Journals Myanmar

Bagan's Endless Bounty

Created by nmagann on July 17, 2010 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

4400 sacred structures fill 26-square miles. Built during 12th-century, incredible structures in and of themselves display fine works of metal casting, wood carving, lacquer ware, paintings, silversmith and so much more. To travel back during its heyday.... so remote these many temples...were they alive with activity? Wow!

Mystical Mandalay

Created by nmagann on June 4, 2010 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

Mythical, mystical, magical Mandalay is what I found searching the outer perimeters where history religion seemed to collide creating a unique cosmos. Kings from different countries all wanted a piece and if they wasn't enough, the capital was repeated moved and structures added leaving the King's mark in the future.

Eyes Opened Wide

Created by nmagann on June 2, 2010 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
4 Stories

Religious freedom doesn't come close to describing the experiences I had with one fairth and another. In no other country have I been exposed to anything like this. And to think I was in a country known for government control and little knowledge of the outside world!

Kawthaung: Knee Deep in Chai

Created by SeenThat on August 15, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Kawthaung is the southernmost border cross between Thailand and Myanmar, crossing the Kra River, I found myself knee-deep in chai.

Myanmar Time Warp

Created by jabela on September 19, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

My business trip to Myanmar with half a day sightseeing around the capital.

Myanmar - Hidden Pindaya

Created by Ed Hahn on July 6, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
3 Stories

We travel the "highways" of the Shan State to get to often ignored Pindaya with its fascinating caves.

Myanmar - Road to Mandalay

Created by Ed Hahn on June 5, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
3 Stories

The ancient capitol of Myanmar. Long the object of my fantasies, Mandalay has a certain mystique that permeates everything we see and do.

Myanmar - Come in Rangoon, Come in!

Created by Ed Hahn on March 25, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
2 Stories

Yangon (Rangoon), the ex-capitol of Myanmar, is a mixture of old and new, dilapidated and refurbished. It is unique, exciting, and fascinating.

Myanmar—Most Wondrous Bagan

Created by Ed Hahn on March 2, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

This 40-square-kilometer plain contains more religious buildings and sites than perhaps anywhere else in the world. It is truly unique.

Green Pagodas, Golden People

Created by SeenThat on May 31, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
3 Stories

Myanmar is a kind of magical place in our collective memory, maybe due to the excellent novel by Orwell, or maybe due to the postcard nature of blue and gold pagodas half-hidden in the exuberant greenery. In any case few will resist the temptation of visiting it.

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