Travel by rail in Myanmar any chance you get! Share the journey with locals & enjoy the green countryside – for a short taste of what it’s like, come aboard with us on the train from Bago to Yangon!
Observe the lunchtime procession at Kha Khat Wain Kyaung monastery in Bago to gain a better understanding of Burmese Buddhism.
Step inside Kha Khat Wain Kyaung monastery in Bago, where 500 novice monks attend a study session in silence every afternoon – it’s free & open to visitors. This is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!
Bago is a city of superlatives… visit the tallest stupa in Myanmar, two of the longest reclining Buddhas & one of the largest Burmese pythons in the world – do it all on motorbike for less than $10!
The Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo is one of the most divided attractions in Myanmar – people either love it or hate it. We didn’t like it at first… find out how it won us over!
Ogre Island is just a short ferry ride from Mawlamyine – it’s a fascinating local excursion, where it’s as much about the journey as the destination.
The rich colonial history of Mawlamyine inspired Kipling & Orwell a century ago but even though it’s best days are behind it, this gritty seaside town continues to charm.
16 hours. 369km. 2000 kyat ($1.70) – Traveling by train in Myanmar certainly isn’t fast but it’s cheap! Find out why it’s also the most fascinating way to travel around the country!
One of the best trips from Dawei is to Maungmagan – walk along the black beach, play with kids at a fishing village & soak in some thermal hot springs. Let’s go!
Enjoy the pleasant tropical atmosphere in the dusty Wild West streets of Dawei, before cooling off at the black beaches of Maungmagan nearby!