39 Photos of an Epic Myanmar Adventure!

by | Apr 10, 2016 | Latest Posts, Myanmar, Photography

Myanmar stole a piece of our hearts the moment we stepped off the plane and landed into the crazy, wonderful and inspirational country. Our Myanmar adventure took us from Yangon in the south, to Lake Inle and Bagan in the tourist triangle and finally to the last royal capital of Burma, Mandalay. Here’s a collection of our favourite photos from the trip: from the food to the famous sights to the lesser known gems and the many amazing local people we encountered along our way.

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1 | Serene buddha at Indein Pagodas, Inle Lake – check out our guide to the best things to do in Inle Lake

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2 | Bagan plains bathed in an auburn sunset, North Guni Pagoda, Bagan – check out our guide to the best sunset spots in Bagan

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3 | Monk power pose, U-Bein Bridge, Amarapura, Mandalay

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4  | Sunrise balloons over the Bagan plains – check out our guide to the best Bagan sunrise spots

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5 | Mount Popa peeking through the trees, Mount Popa Mountain Resort

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6 | A thousand reflections, Kekku (Kakku), Inle Lake

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7 | The watchful protector, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

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8 | Traditional fisherman on Inle Lake

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9 | An assault of the senses: the Zay Cho (Zegyo) Market, Mandalay

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10 | Iconic entrance of the Shwezigon Pagoda, Nyaung-U, Bagan

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11 | Breakfast time at Kalaywa Monastery, Yangon

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12 | Farmers herding at sunset, Pyathadar Hpaya Pagoda, Bagan

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13 | Shan girl in traditional dress, Kakku (Kekku), Inle Lake

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14 | Water lillies at day break, Kandawgyi Park, Yangon – check out our guide to the best things to do in Yangon

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15 | Monkeys scavanging for food, Mount Popa – read about our visit to Mount Popa

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16 | Celebrating the Aung San Suu Kyi election win, Yangon

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17  | Vacant trade desks at the Jade Market, Mandalay

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18 | Clensing of the buddhas, Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay

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19 | Reflections at sunset, Lake Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake read our review here


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20 | Tea Leaf Salad at Bibo restaurant, Ngyan Swe, Bagan

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21 | Breakfast with a view, Mount Popa Resort

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22 | Long-neck woman weaving blankets,  Inle Lake

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23 | Gold, gold gold: Shwedagon Pagoda at night, Yangon

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24 | Under the shadow of the temples in Bagan

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25 | Golden sunrise over the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) river, Bagan

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26 | Unforgettable Bagan Sunrise, Law Ka Ou Shaung Pagoda, Bagan

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27 | Kids playing in the Ayeyarwady River, Yangon

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28 | Taking the train to anywhere, Yangon Train Station

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29 | Ancient teak monestary, Shwenandaw Kyaung, Mandalay

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30 | Hundreds of pagodas among the ruins at Indein, Inle Lake

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31 | Shimmering gold of the Karaweik Palace at day break, Yangon 

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32 | Independence Monument, Yangon 

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33 | A sea of pagodas, Kakku (Kekku)


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34 | A pink sunset over majestic Mandalay

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35 | Boat adventures at Lake Inle.

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36 | Kaba Aye Pagoda, Yangon 

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37 | Sulamani Temple bathed in a purple sunrise, Bagan

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Want to improve your photos? We use Adobe Lightroom (the best photo cataloging and editing program out there) to edit all our photos and highly recommend it. The photography package also includes Photoshop for less than €13/$10 a month. Take your photos to the next level now, plus it includes Photoshop

Buy Lightroom now

 

38 | Calm before the storm at the Botataung Pagoda, Yangon 

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39 | Iconic balloon filled sunrise over Bagan

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So there you have it, 39 of our favourite pics from an epic 2 week adventure in Myanmar, one of the most amazing countries we’ve ever visited!

If we missed anywhere awesome let us know in the comments! 

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2 Comments

  1. Just when I thought I couldn’t be anymore excited to visit Myanmar in February, I find your blog! I’m in love with your content – from the writing to the photographs, it’s amazing!!

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  2. This article inspires a lifetime worth of wanderlust to bubble up within me. Thanks for sharing!

    x Elle |

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