The changes in Burma over the last five years have been nothing short of remarkable. In late 2007, its military junta was widely condemned for a violent crackdown on a series of government protests led by students and Buddhist monks. Then came Cyclone Nargis. The worst natural disaster in Burma’s recorded history destroyed its [...]
Experience a world of astonishing natural beauty and unparalleled cultural heritage. With a civilization that’s more than 2,500 years old, Burma is a mysterious and magical land with magnificent temple architecture set in timeless landscapes. First, spend two nights at The Governor’s Residence in Yangon, a colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s. From Mr. Harper, [...]
We asked the Harper travel consultants on our “Rest of the World” team to tell us where they would go if they could choose anywhere in their territory, which includes everywhere except North America and Europe. Because these consultants have worked with exotic destinations for years, we expected some creative answers, and our team did [...]
The wondrous temples of Bagan, Burma. This week’s featured auction is a three-night cruise along the Irrawaddy River aboard the Orient-Express Road To Mandalay, a $4,440 retail value currently offered for $1,910. Embarking from the ancient royal capital of Mandalay, the cruise concludes with a visit to these extraordinary temples. From the March 2010 Hideaway [...]
The Road To Mandalay is reviewed in the March issue of Hideaway Report.