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Central Burma

Visit Central Burma


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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Top places to stay in Central Burma

Rupar Mandalar Resort, Mandalay

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

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 Hotel, Bagan

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

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…


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.


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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U Bein Bridge near Mandalay

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