Ceil Miller Bouchet of The New York Times spends a brief but all-encompassing stint in Yangon, Myanmar to reveal the reasons why the country's major city is hoping to become Southeast Asia's next boomtown. In 36 hours, Bouchet uncovers the time-warped city including a visit to the golden splendor of Shwedagon Pagoda. She endorses enlisting a local guide in advance as being advantageous in that it provides cultural insight and helps support economy. Kensington Tours' half-day "Spiritual Shwedagon" tour is acknowledged as an example. Furthermore, the article notes that our local operator in Yangon donates a portion of proceeds to community projects - like the renovation of a 120-year-old Buddhist ordination hall at the foot of the pagoda that is featured in the tour.
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(Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake)
Glide silently past local Shan villagers and their centuries-old stilt houses on the serene waters of Inle Lake in this time-locked land.
(Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach)
(Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake)
Board your hot air balloon at dawn and silently float high above Bagan as the morning light illuminates the city’s ancient temples.
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