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Our Burma

Don’t miss...

A private balloon ride over Bagan to see the full majesty of thousands of temples stretching out across the plains.

Local experience...

Consider a ride on a local train to the Insein Market, which bustles with shoppers buying fresh produce and other food.

Favorite shopping...

Red and black lacquerware, hand-carved marionettes and intricate textiles. We can arrange meetings with our favorite artisans in their studios.

Day trip...

Take an excursion from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, a hill station featuring colonial architecture, botanical gardens and mild climate.

Consider...

A visit to Amarapura to witness thousands of crimson-robed monks collecting the alms they rely on for their daily meals.

Did you know...

Prior to World War II, Yangon had a population of about 2,500 Jews, primarily from Baghdad and India. The Musmeah Yeshuah Synagogue, built in the 1890’s, still serves the remaining population of twenty.

Most unusual...

Inle Lake contains entire villages – including homes built on stilts and lush, fertile farms – built on the lake and accessible only by boat. Rowers stand and wrap their legs around their oars to navigate the lake’s dense reeds.

See it to believe it...

In Kyaiktiyo, an enormous gold-leaf-covered boulder known as the Golden Rock balances precariously on a cliff. A hair of the Buddha contained in the stupa atop the boulder is said to keep it from tumbling down the mountain.

Cultural immersion...

Consider having us arrange a Shan cooking lesson, a lacquerware lesson, a meeting with an orchid specialist, a meeting with monks to learn about traditional life, a private wine tasting, or a chance to participate in a Buddhist donation ceremony.

Experience Our Burma.

Contact Artisans of Leisure to start planning a private, customized tour.