Insight Guide Burma (Myanmar)

Insight Guide Burma (Myanmar)

by Francis Dorai

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Insight Guide Burma (Myanmar) by Francis Dorai

Insight Guide Burma This 368-page book includes a section detailing Burma's history, 9 features covering the country's life and culture, ranging from the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda to the temples of Bagan, from the colonial architecture of Mandalay to eruising the Ayeyarwady River, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus many high quality photographs and 8 maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585730018
Publisher: Insight Guides
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Series: Insight Guides Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Burma112
Yangon116
Shwedagon Pagoda118
Delta Region and Bago144
Pathein146
Bago156
Mandalay174
Mandalay Environs190
Bagan212
Bagan Environs236
Northeastern Burma252
Kachin State262
Mrauk-U282
Northwestern Burma296
Southeastern Burma306
Mawlamyaing309
Introduction
An Eternal Beauty15
History
Decisive Dates18
From Earliest Times21
The Loss of Independence27
Independence and Military Rule35
Features
Land of Rice and Rivers45
The Poppy Trail53
People61
Burmese Buddhism70
Festivals76
A Feast of Flavours80
Arts and Crafts85
The Performing Arts91
Temple Architecture99
Insight on ...
Ethnic Minorities68
Buddha Images96
Transport168
Thanaka and Longyi244
Information panels
Thibaw and Supayalat33
Aung San Suu Kyi41
Rubies and Jade48
The Path of Life67
Shin-Pyu73
The Legend of Shwedagon124
Train Ride207
The Naga Hills293
Rakhaing Yoma299
Places
Introduction111
Yangon & Ayeyarwady Delta115
Yangon119
Delta Region145
Bago Division151
Mandalay & Environs173
Mandalay175
Around Mandalay189
The Plains of Bagan211
Bagan Archaeological Zone213
Around Bagan235
Northeastern Burma249
Shan and Kayah States251
Kachin State261
Northwestern Burma275
Mrauk U and Chin State277
The Northwest Coast295
Southeastern Burma303
Mon and Kayin States305
Myeik Region315
Travel Tips
Getting Acquainted322
Planning the Trip323
Practical Tips328
Getting Around332
Where to Stay337
Where to Eat344
Nightlife347
Culture348
Sport351
Shopping353
Language354
Further Reading356

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