I haven’t met a person who has travelled to Myanmar and didn’t love it. Before travelling to Myanmar, I had always dreamed of travelling South East Asia “back in the day” – before a lot of countries became tourist hotspots due to the ease and cost of travel. Travelling to Myanmar was a bit of a taste of what it would have been like. Like many backpackers, we wanted to visit somewhere a little off the beaten path and Myanmar was just that.

We spent a month in Myanmar and visited the world’s oldest teakwood bridge, watched the sun rise over 2000 temples in the ancient city of Bagan, learned about a unique style of fishing at Inle Lake, supported local communities through adventure tourism in Lashio and met many friendly and hospitable locals eager to share their culture with us. Needless to say, we not only enjoyed travelling Myanmar but it easily became our favourite country (so far) in Asia.

Read more about temples of Myanmar.

So, without further ado, here are our top 40 photos of Myanmar will be sure to put it on your bucket list.

Our Top 40 Photos of Myanmar

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15 thoughts on “40 Photos of Myanmar (Burma) That Will Put It On Your Bucket List

  1. Kristine Li says:

    AMAZING photos captured from your trip! Some of your photos feel really cinematic – honestly this is the best set of Myanmar photos I’ve ever came across in a single blogpost! I went a couple of years back and would love to visit again and venture to other areas beyond Bagan and Inle Lake. Well, till next time! For now, I’ll relish through your posts =)

  2. Yuki Davidoff says:

    Beautiful photos! How do you go about photographing people in the places you travel to? I’m in Guatemala right now, and I’ve read a little about how we should ask permission and offer them a small amount of money before we get their photo. What do you think? Have you written anything about this or have any resources in mind?

    • LVV Travel says:

      Hi Yuki. Photographing people and street photography is definitely a bit of a tricky subject because first at foremost, you want to be respectful but you also want to capture natural photographs without people posing. We do ask permission and then will often step back and let people go on with what they’re doing before photographing. We also don’t take photos if people aren’t comfortable with having their photo taken (imagine if people came to your country and shoved a camera in your face!). We haven’t written anything on this yet but hoping to get something out with tips soon so stay posted!

  3. Angela says:

    Really great photos here! It looks like theres a little bit of everything there, I would love to check it out!

  4. siarraturner says:

    So, from the first photo, I screamed. Literally screamed. Such amazing photography here! Myanmar was already on my list, but now…now I just have to get there faster.

    Best shots: the people. You truly captured each every one.

  5. Melissa Rice says:

    What stunning photos! I especially like how you’ve combined portraits, cultural activities and gorgeous landscapes. Burma’s been on my list for awhile and this post serves to solidify my plan to visit someday..

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