The former capital of Burma, Rangoon
(Yangon) is a bustling city featuring
colonial architecture and ancient pagodas.
The magnificent Shwedagon
Pagoda is a symbol of the city, glittering in
the sunlight by day and illuminated at night.
It is the most important pagoda in Burma
and it is said that this religious site enshrines
strands of Buddha’s hair. Also visit Bogyoke
Market with its colonial architecture and
cobblestone streets. Here you can buy
antiques, handicrafts and jewellery
or spend time people-watching.
A relaxing way to see the sights of Burma is
aboard a cruise ship on the Irrawaddy River.
Pandaw Cruises operates a 10-night journey
between Mandalay and Prome including
Bagan. For full details click on the the Inspiring Itineraries link and see the Golden Land Cruise.
Another option is to sail with Orient Express
who offer a choice of routes including
Mandalay, Bagan and the Gorges of the North.