13. Inle Lake, Myanmar

Inle Lake, Myanmar

Magnificent Myanmar is a country trapped in time for now, and is best visited before the world discovers its many charms. The water market is the thriving hub of this lakeside community.

There are monks aplenty, breathtaking scenes that will make the likes of National Geographic look like a beginner and not a high rise in sight. Tourist infrastructure is virtually non-existent so don’t expect an ATM or concierge, but be prepared to be changed forever. This is a sublime place where you can have lots of girly mum and daughter chats and special we time.

Teak Wood Hotel is a brilliant budget option in Nyaung Shwe, just a short walk from a wonderful local market.

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