Myanmar (Burma)

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Awei Pila: A New Resort in the Mergui Archipelago

The new Awei Pila resort is located on Pila Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea, a two-hour speedboat ride from Myanmar's mainland.

Hotel Highlights 2017: Best Amenities & More

Each year, we have the pleasure of recalling our travel experiences and singling out particularly memorable hotels. Here are our favorites from 2016.

Inle Lake — A Sojourn in the Shan Hills

Fourteen miles long and in most places only a few feet deep, Inle is famous for its exquisite scenery and for the colorful Intha people living above the water.

Photos: Best of Myanmar

Andrew Harper shares travel photos and favorite trip experiences from a recent trip to Myanmar, featured in the April 2016 Hideaway Report.

Myanmar Bookshelf

The magnetic personality and personal courage of Aung San Suu Kyi are inseparable from the story of modern Myanmar.

The Changing Face of Myanmar

Myanmar was isolated from the rest of the world for nearly half a century. When I first visited, tourists could obtain a visa for a maximum of 7 days.

Ayeyarwady Riverboats

Given Myanmar's poor transport infrastructure, one of the most pleasant and rewarding ways to see the country is aboard a luxury riverboat.

Myanmar’s Ethnic Mosaic

Myanmar has no fewer than 135 ethnic groups, grouped into eight "major national races." The Bamar account for about 70 percent of the total population.

What's in a Name?

Burma became Myanmar in 1989, and the name change has been controversial ever since. Aung San Suu Kyi continued to refer to her country as Burma.

Letter From the Editor, April 2016

Sometimes political change opens up an entirely new area of the world for travel. As is the case in with Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy.

Video: Journey Through Myanmar

In recent years, most Harper subscribers have journeyed through Myanmar aboard a [boat on the Ayeyarwady River

Where to Travel in 2016

From Scandinavian cities to unspoiled South America refuges, Andrew Harper lists his picks for where you should travel in 2016.

Where We Are Traveling in 2015: Staff Picks

Whether we are visiting our neighbors across the pond in London or spending our vacation days in a tented luxury camp in Africa, our staff stays in the know by

Meet the Guides: Belmond Myanmar River Guides

We had the opportunity to interview two longtime river guides with Belmond's river cruises in Myanmar. Read on for insights into the enchanting country.

Just Back From | Myanmar

Our General Manager shares photos of vividly-colored temples, joyful new friends, untainted sunsets and more after an enviable river cruise through Myanmar.

Belmond Myanmar River Cruises

We spoke with Eddie Teh, general manager of the river cruises Belmond Road to Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella, about the many charms of Myanmar.

Where to Travel in 2015

From classic European cities to unspoiled Himalayan refuges, Andrew Harper lists his picks for where you should travel in 2015.

The Burma Boom

The changes in Burma over the last five years have been nothing short of remarkable. In late 2007, its military junta was widel