Burma (Myanmar, Odyssey Guides)

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9789622176089: Burma (Myanmar, Odyssey Guides)

An isolated and remote country, unspoiled by mass tourism, Burma is for the traveler, not the average tourist. This guide takes its readers to the far corners of this little-known country. Travel the great Ayeyarwady River to Kipling's Mandalay, the last of Burma's royal capitals, and explore exotic Inle Lake whose inhabitants live on floating islands overgrown with flowers and lush vegetation. And, of course, meet the people of this richly varied land, from the northern hill tribes to the amiable Burmans themselves. This fully revised and lavishly illustrated second edition intelligently evokes the magic and the mystery of what was once the richest nation in Asia. Fully revised second edition. Takes the reader to the far corners of this remote country. Extensive illustrations include fascinating archival material. Detailed background on the history, religion and people of Burma. Personal observations from an author who knows the country extremely well. Indispensable practical information. Evokes the magic and mystery of what was once Asia's richest nation.

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Caroline Courtauld is a writer specializing in Burma and China, a published photographer and a documentary film producer and researcher. Her publications have focused on Asian travel, history and culture, including books on Burma (In Search of Burma, Shangri-La Press, Hong Kong and Frederick Muller, London), Hong Kong and China. She has worked with Jonathan Dimbleby and Francis Gerard on a BBC documentary project about Hong Kong in the period up to the transfer of sovereignty to China. Together with May Holdsworth, she wrote The Hong Kong Story (Oxford University Press), covering the history of the former colony, and The Forbidden City (Odyssey).

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These handsome, well-edited books from a Hong Kong-based publisher cover places few other guidebooks go.... The writers are particularly well-chosen....Odyssey fans tend to be adventurous travelers with a literary bent. If you're lucky enough to find an Odyssey Guide to where you're going, grab it. -- National Geographic Traveler, February 2000

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