Exploring Myanmar on Belmond's Luxury Cruise: the Road to Mandalay

Feb 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

She is a grand dame. A daunting river castle that dominates as the largest river cruise ship in Myanmar at over 300 feet.

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Myanmar Magic at the Historic Strand Yangon

Apr 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I love traveling to destinations that have recently been unlocked for the world. Last year I spent time in Cuba, and previously, I trekked across Bhutan. When a country is just starting to court travelers, it’s the time to go. 

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4 Amazing Luxury Hotels in the Once-Forgotten City of Yangon

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Bennett Stevens

During British colonial days before World War II and for a brief period in the 1950s, Burma was one of the greatest exotic luxury destinations on earth. And no wonder, with writers and poets like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell helping to set traveler's imaginations alight through their writing. It is also home to the legendary Strand hotel, which is said to be one of the most luxurious in the entire British Empire, almost a destination in itself.

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The 7 All-Time Best Beaches in the World

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Every year, travel sites all over release a list of the world’s best beaches. As we took a look at these selections and compared them with our own, we noticed that many of the same sandy locales show up time and again. In an effort to truly identify the best of the best, we looked at travel authorities from TripAdvisor to Condé Nast Traveler, on top of an array of other publications, to determine the clear cut winners who were consistently mentioned. 

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Myanmar Expected To Reach Tourism Target of 2 Million Visitors For 2013-14

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism recently announced their 2013-14 goal of two million foreign tourists has nearly been met. As of December 25, 2013, 1.9 million visitors had entered the country and with four months remaining in the fiscal year, it is highly likely the target will be met. “The figure is high enough for the expectation to be reached. We are also making preparations to welcome three million visitors in the next fiscal year,” said Tint Tun Aung, a spokesman for the ministry.

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The Best of Burma: A Photo Tour

Apr 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

All tours of Burma (also called Myanmar) begin in Yangon, the country’s gateway and largest city. The premier sight of Yangon (and many say of all Burma) is Shwedagon, a great Buddhist temple complex. Crowning a hill, its golden dome rises 326 ft atop the 168-ft promontory; it’s eternally visible – lit by sunlight during the day and spotlight after dark.... Read More

Uncovering the Best of Burma: An Insider's Guide

Mar 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

I pride myself on being independent; and I prefer to travel in the same manner. Yet when the opportunity arose for me to visit Burma (called Myanmar by its government), I never considered doing it alone.... Read More

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