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 and accommodations. The Strand café is the most sophisticated option in town.
This city is almost unique in the world as a conserved example of a colonial British settlement. Even the locals seem to keep up the roles that their elder relatives would have been born into, and the architecture completes the ‘living museum’ feel. More traditional sights include the shimmering Shedagon Pagoda.