The ‘no entry’ signs went up after Myanmar (then Burma) gained independence from the British in 1948, and it’s remained a land cloaked in myth and mystery until very recently.
Now, the search for the exotic, for pagodas and palaces is being delivered in exceptional style along the country’s tropical waterways.
Taking place over four days in April – from 13 to 16 – Thingyan is one of the most significant cultural and religious festivals in the Buddhist calendar. Plying the waterways of the Ayeyarwady River between the ancient capitals of Bagan and Mandalay, The Strand Cruise is a floating hotel experience that takes passengers to the heart of these festivities and communities and villages along the riverbanks.
The Strand Cruise was custom built in 2015 in a shipyard in Yangon and designed to navigate the shallow rivers of Myanmar. The vessel carries up to 50 passengers in 25 cabins offering flawless service and gourmet a la carte cuisine.
The Strand’s special spring offer will extend to travel during March, April, September and October. The discount applies when using the code SPRING when booking online at www.thestrandcruise.com