Burma

Burma is a breathtaking country—golden temples, snow-capped mountains, emerald green rice fields, white sand beaches and, in Rangoon, the largest city, incredible architecture frozen in time. After decades of isolation under a repressive regime, a democratically elected government is now steering the nation and progression seems promising.

GREAT FOR

Temples, Beaches, Culture

WHEN TO GO

The best time to visit is from November to February. March to May is extremely hot throughout the country. Rains come in June and last until September, which offers cool respites.

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Lined with crumbling fin-de-siècle buildings, Rangoon’s Pansodan Road transports visitors back to the former capital’s colonial yesteryears. But now, on-trend restaurants are breathing new life into the heritage edifices that once housed government offices and banks.

Wyndham Grand Yangon

This luxury outpost in the heart of Burma’s commercial capital has all the trimmings. Oversized rooms have Wi-Fi, large desk space and a Bluetooth-supported speaker telephone, on top of comforts like coffeemakers and marble bathrooms.

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Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon

Built in 1920, Belmond Governor’s Residence emanates style and history in a delightful setting. It is a beautiful, imposing Burmese two-story mansion built as the official home of one of the governor’s from the southern states of the country.

The Strand Yangon

Originally built in 1901, The Strand Hotel stands for all that were wondrous and opulent in a bygone era. Restored to its former glory, the Victorian-styled Strand combines the charms of the 1920s and 1930s with modern-day amenities.