Destination guide – Myanmar


  • Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Bagan’s temples
  • Inle Lake boat tour
  • Delicious local food: tealeaf slad, shan noodles, street pancakes, curries, chickpea tofu, mango juices, lassis…


  • Rest of Yangon
  • Excursions around Inle Lake


  • Other spiritual and historic sites: Golden rock at Mt. Kyaiktiyo, Mandalay, Mrauk U,…
  • Myeik archipelago beach and diving


  • 1 week


  • Sleeper train, bus or internal flight for long distances
  • Cheap taxis with meter in Yangon
  • Bicycle and electric bike in Bagan
  • Boat tours in Inle lake
  • Private car with driver to Kakku


  1. What to see in Yangon, the gate to Myanmar
  2. From Yangon to Bagan by train
  3. Exploring the temples of Bagan on a bike
  4. The tranquility of Inle Lake
  5. Beyond Inle Lake, Pa’O land
  6. How to cross from Myanmar to Laos overland


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  6. Thank you so much for taking your time to write these posts. It’s absolutely amazing.
    I have been “vegabonding” in SEA for the last 6 months. Getting some company in the next month or so and I think your blog posts are brilliant to plan my following trips 🙂


    1. Franco,
      I think this blog posts should give you a pretty good idea of what to do in 10 days… In addition to the places we visited, you can also consider Mandalay or the Golden Rock.
      Enjoy Myanmar, such an amazing country!!


  7. Charli Brewerton

    Hi Carmen,
    Firstly thank you so much for your posts. Very interesting and helpful to read! I feel like I have the mainland sorted, but what is really intriguing me is the Myeik archipelago. Ive heard you need a permit and cannot just go it alone. That’s fine as I want to meet other backpackers, too, but all I can find is expensive ‘honeymoon’ luxury type tours, which arent at all what I’m looking for. However due to this permit situation, is this my only option as it’s safe? Please can you help!
    Thank you,


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