1 independent reviews for Burma cultural tour, Yangon and Mandalay

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review 20 Dec 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Coming across by chance a house warming and monk blessing in village house on an island near Bagan. We were invited into the upstairs room for the ceremony and then back to join them for the celebratory lunch afterwards.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Look into the wide variety of options for sight seeing and experiences away from the main tourist route. It's all very safe; extremely interesting and the people are very welcoming.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes I think so. We used local companies and local guides. We had lunch in village houses many days and we visited many local craft businesses.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Exellent. It was one of the most interesting countries we have visited. It offers an enormous variety for the visitor. From ancient relics to fine buildings to a rural way of life which goes back centuries. It is wonderful to see a country where the people are so resourceful in using the natural resources and who waste nothing in the process of making almost all of what is necessary for their needs. They are a fairly repressed yet humble race who seem to have accepted the awful atrocities of the past and are hopeful of the future. We have a lots to learn from them.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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