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 Burma (Myanmar) Hotel Selection

The choice of hotels in  Burma (Myanmar) is endless and those detailed below are recommendations only. We can book most hotels throughout Burma, so please contact us if you would like alternative hotels.

YANGON
Luxuriate in The Governor’s Residence, a beautifully restored former colonial mansion close to the Shwedagon Pagoda. This elegant mansion is set in gorgeous lotus gardens and it is difficult to believe that it is just a few minutes from downtown Yangon. The large rooms have teak floors and a grand granite bath. The hospitality is so welcoming that you are treated almost as house guests in this 48-room hotel.

The modern Traders Hotel is in a prime location close to the Sule Pagoda and Bogyoke Market. The smart rooms are decorated in a simple, unobtrusive style with all the facilities expected of an international-standard hotel. There are several restaurants serving Asian and international food, a swimming pool and health club.

 

INLE LAKE
Relax in a wicker chair on the deck of the Inle Princess Resort Hotel taking in spectacular views across Inle Lake of the Shan Hills. Designed using Shan and Intha ethnic architectural styles, the resort 
is set on stilts using native materials and the wooden stilt chalets are decorated with traditional handicrafts and each have their own balcony. Visit the nearby villages and pagodas by boat, go bird watching or join a meditation class.

The cottages of the recently renovated Paradise Inle Resort, on the west shore of the lake, are all built on stilts over the lake and in addition there are superior bungalows on the waters edge all with balconies with lovely views. The cottages are connected by a wooden walkway, giving the resort a local village feel.

 

MANDALAY
Located at the heart of the city opposite the majestic Royal Palace with lovely views of Mandalay Hill, the Sedona Hotel is surrounded by 4 acres of landscaped gardens. This international hotel has graceful rooms decorated in a fusion of ethnic and modern styles. It is an ideal base to explore Mandalay and visit the nearby former capital cities of Amarapura and Sagaing.

Situated minutes away from Mandalay Palace, the Hotel by the Red Canal is a tropical oasis within the city. With 25 rooms furnished with local ethnic paraphernalia, this affordable boutique hotel is an ideal place to relax within the hubbub of the city.

 

BAGAN
Just outside the old walled city of Bagan, the Thiripyitsaya Sakura Hotel is reached by a long tree-lined driveway giving the impression that you are in the countryside. The location in tropical gardens on the banks of the Irrawaddy River is glorious with panoramic views. 

All the rooms have large verandahs and are decorated in local style using teak wood. The popular Thande Old Bagan Hotel has a great location in the southwest corner of the ancient walls of Bagan, next to the Ayerwaddy River. Many of the bungalow-style rooms have views of the river and it is possible to dine in the garden on the river bank between November and March.

 

KALAW
Located on the outskirts of Kalaw, the Pine Hill Resort is within easy walking distance of the markets and local restaurants - approximately 15 minutes. Once an old colonial house, the hotel exudes charm and character with extremely welcoming staff and breathtaking views. The rooms are located in wooden bungalows and have renovated bathrooms with modern comforts.

 

NGAPALI BEACH
Set on a stretch of white sand, edged with coconut palms and lapped by an aquamarine sea, the Sandoway Resort has 55 luxurious cottages scattered throughout landscaped gardens. The cottage interiors are designed using luxurious fabrics and local handicrafts and the resort has been constructed from local hard woods, stone and marble.

 

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RECOMMENDED GUIDE BOOKS
Golden Earth: Travels through Burma, published by Norman Lewis in 2003
Burma/Myanmar: What everyone needs to know, published by David I Steinberg in 2010
Letters from Burma, published by Aung San Suu Kyi in 2010
Myanmar(Burma): Country-Guide, published by Lonely Planet in 2011
Finding George Orwell in Burma, published by Emma Larkin in 2011

VISA REQUIREMENTS (UK Passport holders only)

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Requirements

Two completed visa application forms, three passport photos and confirmation of a pre-paid package tour are required to procure the visa. Current cost is £14.00 (subject to change)

WEATHER

The best time to visit Burma is in the cool, dry season from November to February. The weather is normally very comfortable, however in the Inle Lake area and Pagan the temperature can drop quite low in the evenings.   

For up to date weather details try BBC weather   www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Apr Water Festival and Burmese New Year
Dec-24 National Day
Dec-25 Christmas Day
Feb-12 Union Day
Jan-04 Independence Day
July Beginning of Buddhist Lent
Mar-02 Peasants’ Day
May-01 May Day (Workers Day)
November Festival of the Lights
October End of Buddhist Lent

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