Insight Guides: Myanmar (Burma)

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With its glittering pagodas, timeless countryside and gracious people, Myanmar (Burma) is an extraordinarily beautiful destination which has been isolated from the rest of the world for decades. Finally, things are changing and tourism is set to explode in the coming years. This new edition of the Insight Guide Myanmar has been comprehensively overhauled to help inspire and inform, and guide you to the best that this little-known country has to offer.

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Overview

With its glittering pagodas, timeless countryside and gracious people, Myanmar (Burma) is an extraordinarily beautiful destination which has been isolated from the rest of the world for decades. Finally, things are changing and tourism is set to explode in the coming years. This new edition of the Insight Guide Myanmar has been comprehensively overhauled to help inspire and inform, and guide you to the best that this little-known country has to offer.

Following on from the inspirational Best Of Myanmar section, the country’s rich past and cultural heritage are described in a series of lively essays. Contemporary aspects of Burmese life – the changing political situation, the economy, food, architecture, wildlife – are also covered in depth.

The Places chapters have been completely rewritten for this new edition, describing all the sights worth seeing – from the incomparable temples of Bagan, serene Inle Lake, the lost world of Mrauk U and the beaches along the Bay of Bengal to the fascinating cities of Yangon and Mandalay.

At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section contains all the practical information you'll need to make the most of your trip, including dozens of carefully selected hotels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780055633
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 355,541
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Abram, a freelance writer specialising in southern Asia who has co-authored more than twenty guides to India and neighboring countries since the early 1990s.

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Table of Contents

Best of Myanmar (Burma)
Introduction: Eternal Beauty
Land of Rice and Rivers    

History
Decisive Dates    
From Earliest Times    
The Loss of Independence    
Independence and Military Rule    

Features
The Poppy Trail
The People of Burma
Ethnic Minorities
Burmese Buddhism    
Festivals    
A Feast of Flavours    
Arts and Crafts    
The Performing Arts    
Temple Architecture         
Buddha Images     
Transport
Thanaka and Longyi    
Thibaw and Supayalat    
Aung San Suu Kyi    
Rubies and Jade    
The Path of Life    
Shin-Pyu    
The Legend of Shwedagon    
Train Ride
The Naga Hills    
Rakhaing Yoma    

Places
Introduction    
Yangon & Ayeyarwady Delta    
Yangon    
Delta Region    
Bago Division    
Mandalay & Environs    
Mandalay    
Around Mandalay
The Plains of Bagan    
Bagan Archaeological Zone    
Around Bagan    
Northeastern Burma    
Shan and Kayah States    
Kachin State    
Northwestern Burma    
Mrauk U and Chin State    
The Northwest Coast    
Southeastern Burma    
Mon and Kayin States
Myeik Region    

Travel Tips
TRANSPORTATION
ACCOMMODATION
EATING OUT
ACTIVITIES
A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION
LANGUAGE
FURTHER READING

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