This trip takes us on a journey to discover this beautiful golden land called Myanmar (Burma). We will learn and open our own eyes to its diversity, cultures, values and religion – Buddhism. Politics is still a sensitive subject but with the recent release of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest and new elections, there is hope that the military controlled civil government is taking a step in the right direction. The golden land awakes from its long slumber.
This comprehensive trip covers all the major sights in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake, culminating with the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival where the four venerated Buddha statues are moved by the Royal Barge led by a procession of leg rowing long boats from one village to the next.
Dr. Wong How Man (explorer/writer/photographer), Founder and President of the China Exploration and Research Society will specially welcome us to CERS' innovative project to bring back and rear Burmese Cats in the beautiful setting of the Intha Heritage House (The Cat Gallery)
The trip is now full. We are grateful to members for their enthusiastic participation which gives our committee a greater incentive to plan for more exciting trips in the future. Thank you!