In Myanmar you will see beautiful pagodas like the Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay. This pagoda houses a statue of the Buddha, which is thought to be one of only five Buddha likenesses created while the Buddha was alive. You will also witness the beautiful creations of the nation's people, from tapestry to woodcarving and pottery.
This cruise stops in Bagan, an ancient city that will give Angkor Wat a run for its money. Here you will see more than 2,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Those 2,000 structures are all that remain from the 10,000 structures built from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
Visiting Myanmar is almost like traveling back in time to the 1960s. Cars are there, but they are old, and it's not unusual to see people traveling on a horse and carriage. Don't expect to see a McDonalds here either, or even an ATM. This is a land lost in time, an aspect that makes for a truly memorable vacation. Experience this odd phenomenon in 2015 before the new freedoms of this nation leave Myanmar without its out-of-touch charm.
In 2016, this 16-day river cruise ends in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. This city is rich with colorful temples and pagodas, as well as skyscrapers. It is a wonderful mix of the old and the new, where extravagance is everyday.
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 intimate river ship. Onboard you will have a spacious suite and the option to attend a number of fascinating discussions on the history of the region and its people.
Discover Myanmar on a Viking river cruise along the Irrawaddy in 2016 before the nation evolves into a modern Mecca, instead of the charming and quaint state that remains. Complete our contact form or call 1-888-250-7806 to speak with a cruise specialist.