I took a trip to Myanmar (Burma) a couple of years ago. I told my travel agent I wanted to avoid the tourist areas and go off the beaten path. That is exactly what I did. I headed to the small town of Mrauk U, which is near the border of Bangladesh. They call it the “mini-Bagan”. It was amazing, but a difficult place to reach. You could count the number of tourists on your hands…we counted only 8, and only saw them in our hotel.
It was a fantastic trip, but I didn’t get to see the famous areas of Bagan, Inle Lake or Mandalay. So, this trip, I will hit the tourist spots. There was an earth quake a few months ago, and many of the temples in Bagan were damaged. It will be interesting to see how they have coped, and what kind of repairs will be made.
I leave on the 2nd of January for a week….can’t wait.
Here are a couple of my favorite photos from the last trip to Myanmar…