Burma (Myanmar) and Laos
Join study leader Dr. Donald Stadtner as we being our journey in Yangon. Visit temples, pagodas, and sacred Buddhist shrines. Admire the decaying colonial facades of the city, and enjoy a reception at the U.S. ambassador’s residence. Continue to Mandalay, the economic hub of Upper Burma and considered the center of Burmese culture. Discover the remarkable ruins Pagan, the ancient capital of the country and once a vast and populous kingdom. Fly through Bangkok to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Experience charming Luang Prabang, a UNESCO site, and a treasure trove of the nation’s greatest artistic achievements. Visit Wat Xiang Thong and take a boat ride on the Mekong. Lectures and briefings will focus on sacred sites, history, economic development and contemporary issues.