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Myanmar River Cruises - Viking River Cruises

Myanmar (Burma) is embracing tourists who seek to discover its ancient history and unique traditions. Take advantage of the removal of decade-long travel restrictions to Myanmar (Burma) with this new river cruise opportunity from Viking River Cruises.

When cruising through Myanmar with Viking River Cruises, you could visit stunning pagodas like the Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay. The pagoda’s Buddha statue is thought to be one of only five Buddha likenesses created while the Buddha was still alive. You can also witness the beautiful tapestry, woodcarving and pottery creations of the locals.

Viking River Cruises’ Myanmar voyages also stop in Bagan, an ancient city that will give Angkor Wat a run for its money. View thousands Buddhist temples, monasteries and pagodas that were built between the 9th and 13th centuries.

A river cruise through Myanmar is almost a time-travelling experience back to the 1960s. Don’t be surprised to find locals traveling by horse and carriage, and most vehicles are classic models by today’s standards.

This amazing journey into Myanmar is one you'll share with only 59 other guests, as the Viking Myanmar, which was refurbished in 2013, is an extremely intimate river ship. Onboard you will have a spacious suite and the option to attend a number of fascinating discussions on the history and culture of Myanmar. Continue below for a few more ideas of the experiences available on a Irrawaddy River cruise with Viking River Cruises:

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Grand Palace in Bangkok
  • Take a guided tour of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand – the royal family’s residence for 150+ years. You’ll see golden shrines, detailed statues and beautifully adorned pagodas throughout the complex.
     
  • Visit the former Burmese capital of Yangon (Rangoon), which was initially established as a fishing village and now thrives as a bustling city. Tour the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda during your stay.
     
Inle Lake in Myanmar
  • Shop for authentic Burmese arts and crafts at the Scott Market (or General Aung San Market). Keep your eyes peeled for the perfect jewelry or artwork to commemorate your voyage.
     
  • Navigate the floating gardens of Inle Lake for a tranquil afternoon amongst the farmers and papermakers of the surrounding villages. With Viking River Cruises, you can even attend a papermaking workshop.
     
Temples in Bagan, Myanmar
  • See the highlights of Mandalay, including the Kuthodaw Complex, Mandalay Palace, the U Bein Bridge and the Myanmar Buddhist Orphanage Association.
     
  • Tour the ancient Myanmar capital of Bagan, which is dotted with over 3,000 monuments, including the Ananda Oakkyaung Monastery and Shwesandaw Pagoda.
     

 

Discover the charming and quaint state of Myanmar on a Viking river cruise along the Irrawaddy River. Complete our contact form or call 1-800-377-9383 to speak with a cruise specialist.

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about Irrawaddy River cruises to Myanmar from Viking River Cruises.

 

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