Birmanie

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Burma

Burma, or Myanmar as it is called officially, is a large and mostly tropical country in Southeast Asia. In the north Burma borders on China (Tibet) and India, and right on the spot where the three countries meet, in Kachin State, is Burma's highest peak: the snow-capped Hkakabo Razi (5881 m). It is one of the southernmost peaks of the Himalaya range. From the mountainous north three river systems (Ayeyarwady, Salween and Sittaung) emerge to help form a landscape of fertile plains between mountain ranges running in north-south direction across Burma, such as the Arakan (or Rakhine) range in the west, the relatively low Bago range in the center, and the Shan Plateau in the east. In the west and south, bordering on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, are endless coastal plains, vast river delta's and remote islands like the Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago.

Best place to set out on a truly adventurous and exploratory hike in the remote Myanmar Himalaya's is the town and valley of Putao in the extreme north of Burma, in Kachin State. Putao can be reached by air only. From Putao there is a wide choice of hiking trails, ranging from relatively easy 3- or 4-day valley hikes to full-scale expeditions to major peaks in the area, such as Hkakabo Razi, Phongun Razi, Phangran Razi and Nam Lant. This area being so isolated and little visited, it is essential to hire a local guide and porters. To give an example: to hike from Putao to Hkakabo Razi basecamp will take up to 4 weeks...needless to say this requires hiking experience and considerable stamina.

The Shan Plateau offers some more easily accessible multi-day hiking opportunities, walking from village to village among many different ethnic groups around Kalaw, Pindaya and Inle Lake. Or you can fly out to the most eastern town of Kengtung (Kyaing Tong) for day-hikes in the surrounding area. Finally you can do a 2-day hike from Mindat up Mount Victoria (3109 m) in the western Chin State, although nowadays there is a jeep track almost to the top.

Best time for hiking Myanmar is November till February, while the highest reaches of the Myanmar Himalaya's are only accessible in October. Lodging is mostly in local homes, and camping in the remoter areas.

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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yangon: Historical Walks Map
  • Historical Walks in Yangon (Rangoon), a waterproof and tear-resistant folded map from the Myanmar Heritage Trust published by Silkworm Books, with street plans and detailed descriptions of three walks around the city’s best preserved districts.On one side is a generalized street plan of Yangon naming main streets and districts. Three areas of... Lire la suite
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Lire la suite
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Belgium
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma)
  • Lonely PlanetMyanmar (Burma) is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be dazzled by Buddhist architecture in Yangon, explore Bagan's amazing plain of ancient temples, or hike to the floating gardens and markets of Inle Lake; all with your trusted travel companion.... Lire la suite
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Belgium
2017
  • Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma)
  • Lonely PlanetMyanmar (Burma) is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be dazzled by Buddhist architecture in Yangon, explore Bagan's amazing plain of ancient temples, or hike to the floating gardens and markets of Inle Lake; all with your trusted travel companion.... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Myanmar - Burma | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet. It’s the dawn of a more democratic era in this... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Finding George Orwell in Burma
  • A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell in Southeast AsiaOver the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of... Lire la suite
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Belgium
  • Finding George Orwell in Burma
  • A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell in Southeast AsiaOver the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of... Lire la suite
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Kompass
Germany
  • Lonely Planet Reiseführer Myanmar (Burma)
  • Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Autoren geben sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Und auch... Lire la suite
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Vacation Boy
  • This collection of fun true stories takes the reader to 34 countries around the world, following the winding "career path" of the sometimes hapless, often joyful and always evolving Vacation Boy. The book is about taking life by the horns and riding that unpredictable bronco around the world, leaving no regrets on the table, even if the ride... Lire la suite
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Belgium
  • Vacation Boy
  • This collection of fun true stories takes the reader to 34 countries around the world, following the winding "career path" of the sometimes hapless, often joyful and always evolving Vacation Boy. The book is about taking life by the horns and riding that unpredictable bronco around the world, leaving no regrets on the table, even if the ride... Lire la suite
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Myanmar
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO das Goldene Land von der pulsierenden Metropole Yangon bis zu den ursprünglichen Dörfern am Inle-See - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Myanmar an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der morgendlichen Ballonfahrt über... Lire la suite
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Enchanting Myanmar
  • ____Myanmar is a fascinating and intriguing country, full of contrasts. Its people are warm, friendly and welcoming; it's rich in archaeological sites and has areas of stunning natural beauty. Yangon, the gateway for most travellers, houses the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Paya, a gleaming gold zedi, and offers good examples of colonial-era... Lire la suite
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  • Enchanting Myanmar
  • ____Myanmar is a fascinating and intriguing country, full of contrasts. Its people are warm, friendly and welcoming; it's rich in archaeological sites and has areas of stunning natural beauty. Yangon, the gateway for most travellers, houses the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Paya, a gleaming gold zedi, and offers good examples of colonial-era... Lire la suite
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Handbuch Reiseführer Myanmar, Burma
  • Für die 2. Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuchs Myanmar war Autor Martin H. Petrich wieder intensiv vor Ort unterwegs. Dabei hat er sich vor allem im Gebiet um den hübschen Inle-See genauer umgesehen, wo man mit lokalen Pa-O Guides Trekkingtouren in die Berge östlich des Sees unternehmen kann.Das vom Buddhismus tief durchdrungene Myanmar zeigt... Lire la suite
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Sheila's Guide to Fast & Easy Chiang Mai
  • Have you ever visited Chiang Mai in the far north of Thailand? Located in “The Golden Triangle,” where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet? Chiang Mai is world’s apart from big sister, Bangkok. This area in the Himalayan foothills is known for its mountainous beauty, jungle trekking (try elephant riding), ruins, hill tribes, and “Wats,” (the Thai... Lire la suite
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Belgium
  • Sheila's Guide to Fast & Easy Chiang Mai
  • Have you ever visited Chiang Mai in the far north of Thailand? Located in “The Golden Triangle,” where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet? Chiang Mai is world’s apart from big sister, Bangkok. This area in the Himalayan foothills is known for its mountainous beauty, jungle trekking (try elephant riding), ruins, hill tribes, and “Wats,” (the Thai... Lire la suite
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Netherlands
  • Following The Sunrise - A Century Of Baptist Missions, 1813-1913
  • FOLLOWING THE SUNRISE A Century of Baptist Missions, 1813-1913 By HELEN BARRETT MONTGOMERY Author of Christus Redemptor M and Western Women in Eastern Lands I am the Light oi the World. He that foiloweth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 41 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light, Published in... Lire la suite
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  • Following The Sunrise - A Century Of Baptist Missions, 1813-1913
  • FOLLOWING THE SUNRISE A Century of Baptist Missions, 1813-1913 By HELEN BARRETT MONTGOMERY Author of Christus Redemptor M and Western Women in Eastern Lands I am the Light oi the World. He that foiloweth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 41 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light, Published in... Lire la suite
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Netherlands
  • Myanmar (burma)
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapNational Geographic's Myanmar (Burma) Adventure Map is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate information. This map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, a clearly marked road network complete with distances and... Lire la suite
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Belgium
  • Myanmar (burma)
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapNational Geographic's Myanmar (Burma) Adventure Map is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate information. This map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, a clearly marked road network complete with distances and... Lire la suite
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Netherlands
  • Burma Lost & Found
  • In January 2011, just before political reforms in Myanmar ended a decades-old military regime, writer and travel expert Marek Lenarcik arrived in Yangon on a short-term work assignment. Little did he know then that a broken heart and dwindling savings would lead him to pursue a dream career working for one of the country s top tour companies.... Lire la suite
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  • Burma Lost & Found
  • In January 2011, just before political reforms in Myanmar ended a decades-old military regime, writer and travel expert Marek Lenarcik arrived in Yangon on a short-term work assignment. Little did he know then that a broken heart and dwindling savings would lead him to pursue a dream career working for one of the country s top tour companies.... Lire la suite
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Kompass
Germany
  • Lonely Planet Reiseführer Südostasien für wenig Geld
  • Mit dem Lonely Planet Südostasien auf eigene Faust durch Indonesien, Kambodscha, Vietnam & Co. Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Tipps und Infos für kleine Budgets, plus alles, was man wissen muss über die Länder zwischen Pazifik und Indischem Ozean: brodelnde Metropolen und Traumstrände, Tempel und... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Myanmar / Burma Periplus Travel Map
  • Myanmar (Burma) on a double-sided map from Periplus, including a country map at 1:2,000,000, plus street plans of Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, the Bagan area, and Naypyidaw.On one side is a road map showing Burma at 1:2,000,000, with good coverage of the adjoining regions of the neighbouring countries; coverage of Thailand extends to Bangkok and... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Inle Lake Odyssey Map
  • Inle Lake in central Burma / Myanmar on a double-sided map from Odyssey Books presenting the lake area at 1:40,000 and a wider region around it at 1:150,000, with highlighting for sights and tourist accommodation, plus descriptions and photos.On one side Inle Lake and its immediate surroundings, including the town of Nyaung Shwe, is presented... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Kontinentalkarte Thailand, Vietnam 1:2 500 000
  • Entdecken Sie mit dieser MARCO POLO Karte das Land des Lächelns . . . Die Karten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare, neue Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit Highlightsternen gekennzeichnet und... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Myanmar / Burma ITMB
  • Indexed map of Burma at 1:1,350,000 from ITMB with large, clear street plans of central Yangon (Rangoon) and Mandalay, plus an enlargement of the Bagan area. The map is double-sided, dividing the county north-south with an overlap between the sides; each side is provided with a separate index of localities.Altitude colouring presents the... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Myanmar - Birma | ITMB
  • Indexed map of Burma at 1:1,350,000 from ITMB with large, clear street plans of central Yangon (Rangoon) and Mandalay, plus an enlargement of the Bagan area. The map is double-sided, dividing the county north-south with an overlap between the sides; each side is provided with a separate index of localities.Altitude colouring presents the... Lire la suite
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