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111 Places in Myanmar That You Shouldn't Miss

111 Places in Myanmar That You Shouldn't Miss

By (author) Frauke Kraas
By (author) Regine Sphoner
By (author) Joerg Stadelbauer

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  • The ultimate insider's guide to Myanmar
  • Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
  • Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide
  • Appeals to both the local market (more than 53 million people call Myanmar home) and the tourist market (more than 3.4 million people visit Myanmar every year!)
  • Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs
Full Description
Myanmar is a land of many contrasts. Fascinating discoveries await in the dense crowds of the capital metropolis, as well as in the remoteness of the Chin Mountains. When you go beyond the tourist highlights in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake, you can now experience the authentic Myanmar. Many regions have been inaccessible for decades, which is how so many places of breathtaking originality and rare cultural achievements survived. The co-authors offer knowledgeable and entertaining insights into their own favourite places and lead you to the secluded and impressive gems. How do you paint pictures using gemstones? Where do you find white elephants? Why do you dry tea in an old colonial school? And who lives in the last village off the Himalayas? 111 Places in Myanmar That You Shouldn't Miss gives extensive insights into the history, geography and culture of this magical country. Learn about the special and intriguing places where new worlds open up.
About the Author
Frauke Kraas studied geography, biology, ethnology and philosophy, receiving her doctorate in 1991 in Munster. She received her teaching certification in Bonn in 1996 and has been a professor of urban and social geography at the University of Cologne since 2000. She has been working in Myanmar since 1996, living there for two years and travelling almost the entire country for her research. Regine Spohner studied cartography and geography in Karlsruhe, Cologne and Bonn. She received her doctorate in Bonn in 2004 and has been working at the Institute of Geography in Cologne since then, focusing her research projects on Myanmar with frequrent visits and extended stays. Joerg Stadelbauer studied geography, history and Latin; 1972, he received his doctorate and in 1979 his teaching certification. From 1987 to 1991 he held a chair in Mainz, and from 1991 to 2009 he served as Chair of Cultural Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Freiburg. His work focuses on cultural geography, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. He has visited Myanmar many times since 1996.
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Specifications
Publisher
Emons Verlag
ISBN
9783740807146
Published
20th Nov 2019
Binding
Paperback / softback
Size
205 mm x 135 mm
Pages
240 Pages
Illustrations
111 color, b&w
Name of series
111 Places/Shops
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