The land of smiles, that's what I would describe Myanmar to anyone who asks me about my trip there recently. Spent a bit of time in Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake getting exposed to the wonderfully friendly people of Myanmar, its interesting food and beautiful sceneries. Working with Gogolion Holiday Planner, collaborators and good friends of mine, I'll be heading back there from March 12 - 20, 2016. Details of the trip below the slideshow. Get in touch with me if you're interested to follow me on this photography journey.

MYANMAR: A Photography Journey

Date:  12 - 20 March 2016

Number of Pax: 5-7 pax


Day 1 Saturday 12 March

Arrive Mandalay, hotel check in, visit around in the city. Visit the iconic UBein bridge for sunset photography.  O/N: Mandalay

Day 2 Sunday 13 March

Today we’ll spend the day visiting some of the interesting places in Mandalay such as 

Atumashi Monastery, the Kuthodaw Pagoda and make our way to the Mandalay Hill for a spectacular view of Mandalay.  O/N: Mandalay

Day 3 Monday 14 March

Morning depart to Bagan, arrive in the evening. Check in to hotel and go for dinner. After dinner, we’ll go for astro photography and light painting session at a nearby pagoda for a unique session to capture the night sky and light painting photography among the old ruin of Bagan. O/N: Bagan

Day 4 Tuesday 15 March

We begin our full day visit Bagan by waking up early to capture the magical scene of sunrise among the thousands of pagodas. We’ll return to our hotel for breakfast. We’ll then explore this ancient city with our rented electric bikes, visiting the interesting historical sites of Old Bagan, allowing for ample of time to capture the beauty of it all. O/N: Bagan

Day 5 Wednesday 16 March

We’ll hear out early in the morning again for another take on the sunrise, at a different location. After that, we’ll head back to the hotel for breakfast and explore the ancient city further, visiting pagodas such as the Shwezigon, Htilominlo and Shwesandaw, among others. In the evening after dinner, we’ll take a night bus to Inle Lake.     O/N: on the bus

Day 6 Thursday 17 March

Arrive Inle Lake early in the morning. We’ll take a walk in the small village to capture the early morning buzz as the locals go about preparing for the day. We’ll visit the local market to experience the busy market and soak in the colours and aroma of local produce. We’ll rent bicycles to go around this idyllic exploring the quiet town further before heading back to the hotel for a rest in the afternoon. In the evening, we’ll head out for early lunch and capture night photography of the sky by a small lake. O/N: Inle Lake

Day 7    Friday 18 March

We have a full day today to explore the Inle Lake, chartering a boat that will take us to the many interesting spots along the lake, visiting local cottage industries such as silverware, lotus thread weaving, tobacco making and the unique fishing method of the Inle Lake fishermen. We’ll return in the evening and have dinner in town and review our photography catch of the day.    O/N: Inle Lake

Day 8     Saturday 19 March

After breakfast, we’ll depart for Mandalay. Along the way, we will be passing through some small villages, rustic sceneries and enjoy beautiful mountain views. Arriving late afternoon, we’ll visit a local night market. O/N: Mandalay

Day 9     Sunday 20 March

Early morning we’ll head out to Ubein bridge for one more time for sunrise photography around the site. We’ll then make our way to the airport and have breakfast and prepare for our flight home.