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Central Burma

Visit Central Burma

Introduction

Central Burma is home to some of the country's most important historical and cultural treasures. From the ancient temples at Bagan to the calm waters of Inle Lake and on to the cultural hub of Mandalay, this region shows off a dramatic and impressive array of sights and sounds; as such, it's perhaps the definitive region of this fascinating country.

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Myanmar Uncovered on Pandaw

17-day stay and cruise from £6,160 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.

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Top itineraries in Central Burma

Classic Waterways of Myanmar on Sanctuary

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,645 pp incl. flights

After private tours and luxury stays among Yangon’s colonial charm, Inle Lake’s floating villages and Mandalay’s royal palaces, a luxury river cruise showcases the Irrawaddy’s charm, from Bagan’s wonders to rural villages.

Best of Burma

14-day tailor-made journey from £4,015 pp incl. flights

Showcase Myanmar’s rich heritage, world-wonder sights and fascinating culture on this fortnight-long itinerary that spans a hand-picked collection of unique experiences.

Chindwin River Explorer

18-day tailor-made journey from £4,485 pp incl. flights

This itinerary is very much a chance to head along the river less travelled as you visit cultures unchanged and landscapes pristine on a luxury cruise along the Chindwin River. In between, tours of Inle, Yangon and Bagan will showcase Myanmar's golden highlights.

Myanmar Uncovered on Pandaw

17-day stay and cruise from £6,160 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.

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Top places to stay in Central Burma

Rupar Mandalar Resort, Mandalay

Traditional hotel

Escape Mandalay’s bustle in teak guestrooms that combine boutique traditionalism with resort amenities.

Sanctum Inle Resort, Inle Lake

Designer hotel

This is a slice of design-led style on the shores of time-tested beauty; explore ruined stupas and floated markets to return to spa luxury.

Aureum Palace, Bagan

Contemporary resort

Discover the ancient sites of a national treasure before returning to a resort that combines traditional aesthetics with international luxuries. It’s the only hotel found among the Bagan complex.

Hotel by the Red Canal, Mandalay

Small & intimate hotel

Relax in luxury in this city centre oasis that brings fine dining, an indulgent spa and heaps of character to its busy surrounds.

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Where to go in Central Burma

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is Burma's second largest lake. It's bordered by more than 200 villages, which are home to a number of ethnic minority tribes, notably the Intha people who originated from the east of the country.

Ancient capitals

Easily accessible from Mandalay are the remnants of four ancient cities. Many of the sites have been destroyed or fallen into disrepair but it's still possible to visit the ruins of Nanmyin, the ancient palace, and the Maha Aungmye Bonzan monastery, built in 1818 before the major conflicts of the 1…

Mandalay

Founded in 1857, Mandalay was the last royal capital of Burma, built by King Mindon at the foot of Mandalay Hill, another of Burma's important Buddhist sites.

Salay

Compared to its neighbour, Pagan, the sleepy religious centre of Salay is relatively untouched by tourism.

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When to go to Central Burma

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Central Burma articles

Myanmar (Burma) – A Traveller’s Guide

Regularly topping people's lists of dream destinations, Myanmar (Burma) is one of the world's most exciting destinations. It has recently opened its doors to more accessible forms of tourism, meaning you can enjoy this evocative, mysterious country easier than before.

Wexas Wins at Wanderlust Travel Awards 2016

Everybody at Wexas is delighted to announce we have been awarded Top 10 Tour Operator status by Wanderlust at the 2016 Wanderlust Travel Awards.

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