Burma is a major producer of precious stones including 90% of the world's rubies, and is also a true gem for luxury holidaymakers. In fact, it is something of an undiscovered gem. Tourism in the country has only started to take off since the early 1990s. In spite of stunning natural scenery and a fascinating culture, there are still relatively few people who discover the wonders of luxury Burma holidays.
Burma's culture is interesting and diverse. Burma is home to a range of indigenous groups, each with their own unique contributions to the overall ethos of the country. Burmese culture also includes influences from neighbouring countries such as India and Thailand, as well as Western influences imported through Britain's imperial past. Luxury holidays to Burma give you the chance to sample Burmese cuisine, which is truly is unique and delicious. The country's national dish is widely considered to be Mohinga – rice noodles in fish soup.
Also commonly known as Myanmar, Burma has a climate varying from temperate to tropical, depending on the area, but benefits from generally warm temperatures. It benefits from a coastline which includes some wonderful beaches. If a beach is essential to your idea of luxury Burma holidays then we can arrange a stay at the fine Ngapali Beach Hotel. This recently refurbished hotel maintains a traditional Burmese aesthetic, but combines it with a fantastic range of modern comforts. Facilities include an onsite golf course, massage treatments, and bicycle and pony hire for exploring the local area.
The capital city of Burma is officially Naypyidor. However, the largest city is Yangon (also known as Rangoon) and this is also sometimes recognised as the country's capital. This city is also the country's largest economic centre, single-handedly accounting for around a fifth of the country's economy, largely through construction and manufacturing.
In an otherwise lightly industrialised country, Yangon is a significant centre of industry, though still less heavily developed than most comparable cities. However, it still keeps in touch with nature and the country's scenic landscapes through a series of beautiful and popular parks.
If you would like to experience the city of Yangon, we can arrange tailor made holidays to Burma which includes a stay in the sumptuous comfort of the Governor's Residence. This luxury destination offers a true taste of Burmese tradition and history. The uniquely-designed building is made largely from teak wood and located in the city's quiet diplomatic quarter. It provides guests with a wonderful range of spa treatments and a selection of fine dining options that include both traditional Burmese fare and high-quality Western style cooking. It is close to both the Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the city's most popular parks – and the bustling riverside.
If you require any further information about any of our luxury Burma holidays, please do not hesitate to contact us. Why not combine 2 or more destinations/countries for a really memorable experience?