Get Beneath the Surface: Burma

Get Beneath the Surface: Burma

From the winking golden spire of Shwedagon Pagoda to the two-thousand brick temples of the Bagan Plains; from the stilt villages of Inle Lake to the grand colonial edifices of Yangon and Mandalay.

Burma is a country packed with jaw-dropping sights and cultural experiences.

Getting beneath the surface in Burma

Burma (also known as Myanmar) emerged from its long period of isolation in 2010, and since then has welcomed the world with open arms. Development is continuing apace, as democracy makes inroads and Aung San Suu Kyi steps up to lead her country into the 21st century at last.

To visit Burma today is to visit a country in the throes of massive change - an incredibly exciting experience and a rare chance to witness a society on the move. For a glimpse of what you might find, watch this beautiful video shot for us by Sara Pretelli, who explored beautiful Burma.