Destinations you never knew were family-friendly

Lucy Pares
21st May 2018

2/6  Myanmar

Best for: A taste of Buddhist culture.

Nothing broadens your horizons or opens the mind quite like travelling to far-flung destinations, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) is guaranteed to wow the whole family. Relatively new to the tourism scene, Myanmar is a really kid-friendly choice for an adventurous holiday – the locals love children and will welcome them with open arms – and would especially suit the over 10s, who’ll be able to get the most out of the experience.

There’s so much to see and do here, from exploring the glistening gold temples, giant Buddhas and colourful festivals (Thingyan, a water throwing festival in mid-April, is sure to be a hit) for a taste of culture, to making the most of the natural beauty of the country with hikes and bike rides in the open air.

A visit to Lake Inle is a must – take a long tail boat around the lake for a glimpse of the stilted villages and floating markets – and for a real ‘pinch-me’ moment, take an early morning hot air balloon ride over Bagan. 

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