DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Myanmar (Burma)

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Penguin, Oct 1, 2014 - Travel - 256 pages

A new first-edition DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Asia's top travel spot, now available in PDF.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma) is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. This fully updated guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Myanmar has to offer. Myanmar boasts mesmerizing temples, more than a thousand miles of pristine beaches, and a welcoming culture--all just a short flight from Bangkok--and DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma) includes everything you'll need to know.

Suggested itineraries highlight the sights not to be missed and help travelers plan trips by length of stay, including a two-week tour through Myanmar, two days in Yangon, and three days in Mandalay. Travelers also will find Information on cruising the Ayeyarwady River, from luxury cruisers to triple-decker ferries. And, practical information covers all the needs of travelers in this still-emerging destination, including local etiquette, banking and currency, getting around the country, and more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma) is organized by region, and expert travel writers explain the stories behind the sights and include overviews of the nation's history and culture, from its ancient past to the Colonial-era to the complicated political situation of today.

This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Myanmar effortlessly.

 

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Contents

How to Use this Guide 6
6
Discovering Myanmar 10
10
Putting Myanmar on the Map 16
16
A Portrait of Myanmar 18
19
Myanmar Through the Year 44
44
The History of Myanmar 48
49
Myanmar at a Glance 62
62
Yangon 64
65
Northern Myanmar 178
179
Southeastern Myanmar 186
187
Where to Stay 198
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Shopping in Myanmar 216
216
Entertainment in Myanmar 220
220
Sports and Outdoor Activities 222
222
Practical Information 226
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Travel Information 236
236

Bago Region 88
89
Western Myanmar 100
101
Bagan Archeological Zone 116
117
Mandalay Region 138
139
Eastern Myanmar 162
163
General Index 242
242
Acknowledgments 253
253
Phrase Book 254
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