Our trip started off in the bustling town of Yangon (formerly Rangoon) which is home to the breath taking Shwedagon Pagoda.

From Yangon we flew to Mandalay, home of the teak U Bein Bridge. A boat trip to Mingun and a drive to Maemo were highlights, es-pecially as we bumped into an initiation process for monks on our way home.

The next stop was the sprawling temple complex of Bagan: witnessed from the perfect vantage of a hot air balloon. We also had a side trip to Mount Popa, where we bumped into another initiation procession.

From Bagan we explored Inle Lake before proceeding to the hilltop site of the Golden Rock. A final night in Yangon finished off the trip.

Our first tour to Burma (Myanmar) has been a long time coming. Steve first visited Burma almost 20 years ago, and has been keen to head back and lead a tour there. Mass tourism in the country is in its infancy, but the country is changing fast. This trip visited all of the main sights, and we are currently planning a return trip that will get slightly further afield. In the meantime this gallery will give you an idea of the beauty of the country and its people.

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Images from Impressions of Burma (Myanmar) 2015

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Steve Davey is a writer and photographer based in London. For over twenty years he has travelled to some of the most remote, exotic and spectacular places on earth, photographing and researching a variety of features. Steve is the author of the Footprint Travel Photography and has launched a range of travel photography tours to show people some of the fantastic places he has travelled to whilst improving their photography

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