Myanmar photo album: my top instagram images
Myanmar photo album: some images speak lounder than words.
Myanmar is probably the world’s last frontier. A country that is so pure and untouched, it will leave you breathless.
There’s so much to see and experience in this spectacular area, filled with beauty, mysterious temples, pagodas and stupas. A country where religion rules the everyday life and molds most of the arts, crafts and lifestyle.
But Myanmar is much more than most tourists will ever experience. Beyond the tourist traps lies a wold of culture, ancient traditions, unparalell sights and flavors.
It’s at the shores of some of Myanmar’s rivers and lakes, that one can find that untouched beauty. The small villages where children play all day, where monks wearing their saffron robes collect their foods… Where entire communities and several generations work in the production of clothes, paper, wood and stone carvings.
A world I got to find out through the Viking Cruises off the beaten path explorer trip.
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Viking Mandalay was our charming river cruise. Together we explored one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
Inle Lake, an uneplored destination where nature and beauty mix together in perfect harmony.
While in Inle Lake, we had the chance to witness ancient traditions, such as lotus silk production and weaving.
Myanmar is home to dozens of different tribal groups. During our accidental visit to the local market, we’ve learned about the people of the dragon who live at the mountains of the Shan region.
History and culture has been passed from generation to generation thanks to lively stories and ledgends.
Visiting a puppet and wood carcarving workshop was an absolute delight.
The 10 000 stupa complex was an enigmatic place… Here we winesses hundreds, if not thousands of stupas in diferent stages of decay and conservation.
May this be a Angkor wat of Myanmar??
For most Burmese families, sending at least one child to study at the local monastery is an honor.
Myanmar counts with thousands of monks of all ages, and its thanks to this phenomenon that Myanmar also presents a high literacy level.
Before independence, Yangon was under the British rule. Nowadays, we can see the traces of an old era. Colorful colonial buildings adorn the streets of Yangon.
Temples, stupas and pagodas seem to adorn every city and every village.
The longest teak wood brige in the world. Walking along this old beauty is a must for every visitor.
Comfort, privacy and nature; that was our beautiful hotel and resort at Inle Lake.
Sunsets were majestic from here.
The art of paper making. Generations have been perfecting the skill from the collection of raw materials to the end products.
Colorful paper umbrelas and hill tribe little dolls. All handmade.
Myanmar people, possibly the most smiley, friendly and welcoming people in the world.
Inle Lake, the Venice of Thailand. Life goes by slowly here
Lotus silk weaving. Another craft that left a great impression. The atention to detail and quality of the fabric are amazing.
A monumental teak wood temple, adorned by extraordinary carved demons, angels and dragons. I spent a good 20 minutes staring at every little detail.
Bagan : considered the highlight of Myanmar. Here a gigantic Buddha guards the door if an ancient temple.
Thanaka make up and typical clothes; the Myanmar people have retained their traditions like no other south eastern Asian country.
The grand palace, where stories of love, hate, murder and betrayal will grab your imagination.
Inle Lake always impressive.
Viking Cruises takes food seriously.
From the most traditional Burmese dishes, to the most delicious and elaborated western delights. No matter what your preferences are, you’ll be surprised.
Myanmar offered me some of the most spectacular sunsets from the river.
Note: I was invited to sample a river cruise trip with the ethical company Viking cruises. I’ve chosen my destination based on my personal preferences and was not requested to write any article. All opinions and personal experiences are honest and 100% unbiased (I think you know very well how honest I am!). Viking is in perfect alignment with my values and ethics, employing local people, empowering local communities, helping the local economy, exposing the tourists to the local culture, local food, traditions and costumes.
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