Mysterious Myanmar (Burma) turned her face from the West for more than a half century. Now you can take a privileged peek behind the curtain of this gorgeous nation, meeting its friendly people and marveling at its intricate history and culture. Start in the city famed as Rangoon (now Yangon), float in a hot air balloon over the temple-strewn city of Bagan, and then make your way to exotic Mandalay, where the mighty Irrawaddy fired the imaginations of Orwell and Kipling. Finally, spend three idyllic days at Inle Lake, whose glassy waters are home to a paradise of birds. Venture off by boat to explore small canals and villages where the locals weave lovely silks and cottons.
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