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At a glance

Burma, now known as Myanmar, is home to mesmerizing temples, massive mountain ranges, and a culture that has been cut off from the rest of the world until just recently.

While traveling through this country, you will quickly see the remnants of a proud and powerful ancient kingdom.

From mystical pagodas to friendly people, Burma is a place of wonder and discovery.

Why cyclists love it

  • It’s an off-the-beaten track tour destination just recently opened up to tourism
  • The fascinating culture, rooted in an ancient kindgom with Buddhist traditions
  • Beautiful ruins abound

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Cycling the Burma Road from Kunming, China to Mandalay, Burma

Explore the historic World War II supply route from Kunming, China to Mandalay, Burma. This tour is not only perfect for history buffs, however. Witness ancient Chinese architecture, explore mountain ranges and rural villages, lay eyes on the Tengchong volcanic region and take a dip in a natural hot spring. Visit temples, waterfalls, and botanical gardens while on this strategic route, discovering pieces of history and rarely known lands. .
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Burma: Adventure in the Himalayan Foothills of Southeast Asia
Burma, now known as Myanmar, is the western gateway to Southeast Asia, straddling two of Asia’s great rivers and the mountainous foothills of the Himalayas. Diversity of its people, culture and land makes this area one of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating countries. On this journey, you will travel from the Shan Plateau to the plains and banks of the Irrawaddy River. Here, you will meet extremely friendly, tribal locals. From here, you will journey to Inle Lake and embark on a full day boat trip. You’ll continue your tour on bike, exploring ancient kingdoms and local markets.
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Burma Heritage by Bicycle
Cycling ancient temples opens your eyes to the powerful history of Burma’s ancient kingdom. You’ll be impressed by the diversity of Burma’s people, culture, and topography while traveling the countryside. One highlight of this tour include a visit to Shwedagon Paya, Burma’s holiest religious site.
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Fast facts

Language: Burmese
Currency: Kyat
Population: 51,486,253
Size: 261,227 square miles; 676,578 square km
Border countries: Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand
National tourist office: http://www.myanmar.travel/

 


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