The Rough Guide to Myanmar (Burma)

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Practical travel guide to Myanmar (Burma) featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Myanmar. The Rough Guide to Myanmar also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Myanmar, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Myanmar covers: Yangon and around, The Delta and Western Myanmar, Southeastern Myanmar, Central Myanmar, Bagan and around, Inle Lake and the East, Mandalay and around, Northern Myanmar.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Myanmar, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Mawlamyine to family activities in child-friendly places, like Dawei or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock).


Essential pre-departure information including Myanmar entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Myanmar give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for trekking, rock-climbing, scuba-diving or exploring ancient temples and teahouses.


Rough Guides' rundown of Mandalay, Maylamyine, Naypyitaw and Mrauk U's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Myanmar, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Myanmar, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Myanmar, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Old Bagan and the spectacular Shwemawdaw Pagoda.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Hpa-an, Kalaw and many more locations in Myanmar, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241332146
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 11/1/2017
Pages: 416


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

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3.0 out of 5, 2 global ratings

Amazon Customer

No mention of wildlife or National parks anywhere!!??

Reviewed on February 08, 2021
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Its a book for those that want to be led to backpacker hot spots and assume the Burmese 'look' Its in the bin for charity shop!

Amazon Customer

A readable and interesting guide

Reviewed on November 02, 2017
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This 416-page book - the 2nd (printed) edition of November 2017 - is an interesting and readable (the two are not always found together) guide to the south-east Asian country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).

Unlike many guides, this is not a glossy booklet dotted with colourful photographs to make it look superficially attractive, but a (literally) rough guide in terms of comparative paper finishes, but well-designed and presented, with readable text, useful maps, and (well-chosen) photographs only where space allowed. The excellent design and layout means that you don’t need unnecessary spot illustrations to break up column after column of small-printed data.

The Contents are -
P004: Introduction (Where to go, when to go, what to see, etc.)
P022: Basics (travel, transport, accommodation, eating & drinking, health, culture & etiquette, and other important stuff for visitors)

The Guide:
P054: Yangoon and around
P08: The Delta and western Myanmar
P138: Southeastern Myanmar
P198: Bagan and central Myanmar
P234: Inle Lake and the east
P276: Mandalay and around
P310: Northern Myanmar

P357: Contexts: (articles on history, peoples, religion, architecture, etc.)
P396: Language
P401: Glossary
P403: Index

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