Off the beaten path: Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar, or Burma, is a 2.5 thousand year old country, the emerald of Asia, the country of the Golden Pagodas, the land with the elongated neck tribal women, where people have no last names, where you can eat tea leaves with garlic, certainly has a lot to do and to see for the off the beaten path travelers. You can check out plenty of amazing and unusual stupas, holy serpents, mud volcanoes, thousands of buddhas, amazing beaches, eat some weird food, see the biggest book in the world, learn about local traditions and more.

Pindaya - the cave of 9,000 Buddhas

Pindaya cave in Myanmar is cramped with various statues of Buddhas up to the ceiling - by now it has about 9000. This is an important place of pilgrimage for Theravada Buddhists, which fills up with…

Monks, Monkeys and Nats of Taung Kalat monastery

Mount Popa with its Taung Kalat monastery is truly a place of wonder. Standing on a volcanic plug, the monastery hosts aggressive monkeys, spirits called Nats, numerous shrines and occasional Yetis.…