Myanmar (or Burma as it was once known) has in recent years become open to international visitors; emerging as an exceptional destination for the discerning, luxury traveller.
The ancient capital Bagan has recently been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage and can be visited as part of Hayes & Jarvis luxury ‘Highlights of Myanmar Tour’.
The historical city is said to have the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist sites and landmarks in the world – including more than 3,500 stupas, temples, monasteries and other structures dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries.
The proposal to list Bagan was approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Saturday 6th July, noting that Bagan was important for its historical significance and as a place of continuing Buddhist worship.
Highlights of Myanmar Tour
Hayes & Jarvis, the tailor-made travel specialist, has created a special luxury 9-day Highlights of Myanmar Tour, giving an authentic and magical experience of the ‘Land of the Golden Pagoda’. Starting in the country’s largest city, Yangon, guests will explore the colonial-style buildings and sites of Burma’s former capital. From there the itinerary weaves its way through the country’s spectacular landscapes, visiting local villages, bustling local markets and revealing extraordinary Buddhist heritage. From the monasteries of Mandalay to the floating villages on Inle Lake, temples of Bagan to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, visitors will be captivated by this untouched country and place of sublime beauty.
Hayes & Jarvis offers a 9-night Highlights of Myanmar Tour, starting from £2,799 per person. Return flights from the London Heathrow to Yangon with Malaysia Airlines, accommodation throughout, internal flights in Myanmar, meals, entrance fees for attractions and English-speaking guide are all included.
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