Thingyan Festival - Burma

Thingyan, Myanmar’s Water Festival, takes place toward the end of the hot, dry season and brings in the Myanmar New Year.

The festival lasts three or five days. Standing on bamboo stages erected along the streets, people splash water on passersby. Powerful water pipes douse people driving by in jeeps and trucks.

The locals use water pistols to drench their friends, relatives, and anyone else in range – only monks and the elderly are safe. It is great fun to join in!


Accommodation

Governor’s Residence

This colonial masterpiece is located in Yangon, made famous by Rudyard Kipling and with a wealth of historic sights. Clean and minimalist, the rooms exude elegance, and have chic wooden interiors. The public spaces have wonderfully decorous dark wood and...

The Strand

This stunning Victorian mansion stands in splendid isolation on the banks of the Yangon River, as it has since 1901. As a hotel, it has welcomed royalty for decades, and guests can still appreciate the regal feel to the service...

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