Leaving the wonderful Hsipaw and its amazing trekking behind, we hopped on yet another night bus (sensing a theme!?) this time to Nyaung Shwe, theContinue reading
Hsipaw (pronounced see-paw) is known for some incredible trekking routes in to and around the surrounding countryside and visiting the hill tribes. Quite far north,Continue reading
A spectacular train journey was not the first thing we thought of when we started planning our backpacking route around Myanmar. But a little researchContinue reading
Hpa-an is the capital of the Kayin state and a little less-visited town in the south of Myanmar with a decent enough backpackers scene (thinkContinue reading
Bagan is an ancient city in the central part of Myanmar that is known as one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites. There are 2000+ temples still standing that were built between 1057 and 1287. It has amazing sunsets and mind-blowing sunrises jam packed with hot air balloons. It was FaB backpacking through there, have a read to find out why.
We entered the pagoda just as the sun was setting, casting a burnt orange glow over the neverending gold. Monks were praying and floor sweepers cleaned in a clockwise formation around the base of the stupa. It was utterly mesmerising, and with the numerous pagodas in Myanmar, we just discovered number 1.