Myanmar: Burma in Style, an Illustrated History & Guide

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Odyssey Books & Maps, Oct 20, 2012 - History - 312 pages
An isolated and remote country unspoiled by mass tourism, Burma is for the adventurous traveler, not the average tourist. Travel the great Ayeyawady River to Kipling's Mandalay, the last of Burma's royal capitals, explore the exotic Inle Lake and, of course, meet the people of this richly varied land, from the northern hill tribes to the amiable Burmese themselves. The river is a source of continuity and hope in a country at odds with itself. As it emerges from isolation, the nation of Myanmar is caught between repression and reform, dark and light. For armchair travelers and adventurers alike, this guide intelligently evokes the magic and mystery of what was once the richest nation in Asia.

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About the author (2012)

Caroline Courtauld is a writer-photographer and a film-maker specialising in Burmese and Chinese history. Her publications have focused on Asian travel, history and culture, including In Search of Burma, and guides to Fujian, Jiangsu and Hong Kong. Together with May Holdsworth, she wrote The Hong Kong Story, covering the history of the former colony, and The Forbidden City. A resident of Hong Kong and Essex, England, Courtauld is former chairman of the Keswick Foundation. In 2009 she was the Managing Editor and an author of the history of the Foundation, Friendship First - the First Thirty Years. Courtauld has been a leading figure in the hospice care movement in Hong Kong (for which she was awarded an MBE) and now sits on a variety of NGO boards.

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