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Burma tipped as exciting new destination

Fri 8th November 2013

Burma, renamed Myanmar in 1989, is a new and emerging cruise destination rich in culture and history. This deeply spiritual country had been off the tourist map for years due to the oppressive dictatorship.

Burma is now on the road to democracy and travellers are returning to the country, with many of the leading cruise lines offering itineraries along the atmospheric Irrawaddy River, the Road to Mandalay.

Discover rich culture, magnificent pagodas and traditional villages on a once in a lifetime cruise and land tour. Visit the Bagan Archaeological Zone with its 2,200 spectacular edifices, admire the impressive Shwedagon Pagoda in the Burmese capital of Yangon and explore the historic colonial areas of Mandalay.

Discover the magnificent temples at Bagan Spectacular pagoda in Burma, now Myanmar Visit the impressive Mount Popa Monastery near Bagan See the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon Fisherman in Burma, now Myanmar Sunset over the Shwedagon Pagoda

Enjoy hotel stays in cosmopolitan Singapore and cultural Colombo, listen to fascinating lectures by guest speakers and choose from a superb range of shore excursions on a discovery cruise and land tour to Burma.

Journey along the atmospheric Irrawaddy River and enjoy hotel stays in the bustling cities of Bangkok and Yangon on this new Viking River Cruises itinerary to Burma, with escorted guided tours and exclusive discounts.

See our full collection of cruise and land tours to Burma.

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