Birmanie

Description

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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Livres

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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Culture Shock! Myanmar | Marshall Cavendish
  • The CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls... Lire la suite
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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Bol.com
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Myanmar, Birma, Burma | Reise Know-How Verlag
  • Toonaangevende reisgids van Duitse makelij. Zeer degelijk, boordevol praktische informatie en achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Een aanrader voor zowel de zelfstandige als de georganiseerde reiziger. Myanmar mit dem umfassenden Reiseführer von Reise Know-How entdecken: Neben Landeskunde, Geschichte und kulturellen Hintergründen bietet das Buch vor... 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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Bol.com
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
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Myanmar (Burma) | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... 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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Bol.com
Belgium
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Reisgids Birma Myanmar - Burma , the alternative guide | Thames & Hudson
  • Bijzondere reisgids over Birma - Myanmar, die je vooral een indruk geeft wat voor geweldig volk en land er schuilt gaat achter het militaire regime. Echt een reisgids voor de ware reiziger, die meer wil weten van het land. Currently in the grip of an oppressive military junta whose crimes against the people of the country have been condemned... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Dominicus Myanmar - Birma | Gottmer
  • Rijk geillustreerde gids met nadruk op historische en culturele hoogtepunten. Daarnaast nog veel besprekingen van toeristische plaatsen. Zonder meer een complete gids met veel foto’s; is het een lust voor het oog. Zelfs de meest onbevangen reiziger kan er niet omheen dat de regering van Birma (Myanmar) regelmatig blootstaat aan internationale... 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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Bol.com
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Fotoboek Menschen in Myanmar | Frederking & Thaler
  • Fotoboek met prachtige portretten van inwoners van Myanmar. Met begeleidende Duitstalige teksten. Geheimnisvolles Asien. Burma, das abgeschnittene Land öffnet sich und ein verloren geglaubtes Asien wird sichtbar. Der Band spürt diesem Zauber nach, den Tempeln, der Landschaft und vor allem seinen Menschen. Die Chin, deren Frauen sich die... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Eyewitness Travel Myanmar (Burma) | DK
  • Engelstalige versie van de Capitool gids. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma) is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide... 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
  • 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
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
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
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