We’ve written about some tips to keep in mind when visiting Myanmar, mostly around respect for local customs and informing yourself about the ethnic and sectarian violence ongoing in the country. We thought we’d lighten things up with a photoessay from some of the main tourism spots in the country: Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Myanmar.
Yangon’s buildings in the afternoon light.
A monk reads at Shwedagon pagoda.
Praying at dusk at Shwedagon pagoda.
Gold flakes from one of Mandalay’s many gold vendors.
Dusk on the ride back from U Bein Bridge to downtown Mandalay.
The palace in Mandalay.
Boats at dawn at one on Inle Lake’s rotating markets.
Woman weaving with lotus thread on Inle Lake.
One of the many smaller canals off of Inle Lake.
Lone monk watching the sunset.