Destination Mekong

The Journey Begins in Mystical Myanmar

“A golden mystery up heaved itself on the horizon – a beautiful, winking wonder that blazed in the sun, of a shape that was neither Muslim dome nor Hindu temple spire,” wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1898. “There’s the old Shway Dagon,” said his companion. “This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know.”

The Mon built the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon after voyaging to India as far back as 600 BC. By the 3rd century AD they spread Buddhism into Laos and established the Suvarnabhumi Kingdom, known in Chinese and Indian literature as “The Land of Gold.”

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon Myanmar

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The Inle Sanctuary The Inle Sanctuary SHAN STATE | MYANMAR The lodge stands for community-based tourism by providing jobs for local people and donating parts of the income to the local monastery and orphanage. The Inle Sanctuary is a sustainable eco-lodge located by Sakar (or Samkar) Lake, an unexplored lake south of Inle Lake. Find out more Yangon Heritage Trust Yangon Heritage
YANGON | MYANMAR A non-profit organization that aims to protect and promote Yangon's urban heritage through the development of a cohesive urban plan for the city. Find out more
ChuChu ChuChu YANGON | MYANMAR ChuChu is a Myanmar social enterprise re-designing waste material into beautifully handcrafted household goods and personal accessories. They use earth-friendly production and support weavers from Yangon, Chin and Rakhine states. Find out more Wa Ale Island Resort Wa Ale Island Resort MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO | MYANMAR Wa Ale Island Resort was founded with responsible principles in mind. The resort has a strong focus on reducing waste, pollution and damage to the natural environment of the island. The resort has a number of responsible initiatives including: sea turtle conservation, coral protection, local employment and charitable donations. Find out more