Burma (Myanmar) Photo Tour & Workshop : Mysterious Burma & Golden Triangle

A Unique Photo Experience in the Templescape of the World

Burma Photo Tour: Myanmar formerly known as Burma remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world and we welcome you to the golden land of pagodas, breathtaking natural beauties with friendly people of different ethnicity. Round the year it has a wide diversity of anthropology composed of many ethnic groups. In this expedition, you will explore the most iconic sites of Myanmar, its riches culture & tradition, tribal people & their life living with amazing photography opportunities. Mysterious Burma & Golden Triangle is not a simple trip it’s a workshop, it is lead by Myanmar’s most experience and international award-winning photographer to make your photo travel with us encloses incredible photogenic chances from awe-inspiring.

  • Tour Highlights

  • Shwedagon pagoda and Yangon City sunset-night

  • Magical Inle Lake The floating world

  • Ancient Bagan  & Hot Air Aerials over 2,220 Temples

  • Tuscan Landscape at Aung Ban 

  • Magical & Festival of Lights of Mandalay

  • Colorful Kyaing Tong Tribes & Rice Terraces

  • The Mysterious Golden Triangle
  • Classic Tattoo Faces of Chin Tribes Women

  • Most Traditional Pottery village at Bago

  • Mindat Tribe Peoples

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Mysterious Burma & Golden Triangle

Let’s submerge ourselves in Myanmar’s culture and smiles

DAY 01: Arrival Yangon, Myanmar

Upon arrival at Yangon international airport received by our representative, Transfer to hotel for check-in. Introduce with our Photo guide, Mr. KK Winn. This afternoon explore the most magnificent, landmark, the glory of Yangon 2500 years old The Shwedagon pagoda which stands 326 ft (99.4m) on the Singuttara Hill. Then, we can go to Kandawgyi Park for the sunset with Shwedagon Pagoda background. You can take street photos of the combination of colonial and modern Yangon.
A special Welcome Dinner & Enjoy the slideshow presentation by K K Winn, interact with KK you will get more information and idea which will be helpful for your journey.

Photoshoot: Shwedagon Pagoda, Street at Yangon City.
Meals included: Dinner. ( Local Luxury Restaurant)

DAY 02: Nun Monastery- Inle lake

After breakfast, we leave the hotel to the visit local fish market, then you will explore the Nun monastery where you will see the Beautiful community embrace the monks, novices, and nuns. Around 500 monks and 300 nans are studies here for Buddha equations, they are a very young age. Evening flight to Inle lake.

Photoshoot: Local fish market & activities of little monks and Nans.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 03:Inle lake at Nyaungshwe

Inle Lake is the most attractive place of Myanmar where you will explore local traditional fishing that’s not only catching fish it’s an art. Early morning at sunrise take photos on fishing and sunset photos shoot with the fishermen Festival. The whole day explore Inle Lake – the little town of Nyaungshwe, floating market, Innpawkone village which is well known for silk and lotus weaving. We also do a boat trip to exploring the unique life on lake Inle, visit Floating Gardens where the local Innthar people grow vegetables like tomatoes, beans, etc for the living.

Photoshoot: Fishing on Inle Lake, Floating market & Garden, silk and lotus weaving & life living.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 04: Inle – Aung Ban

The second day of Inle Lake is very special at sunrise, we will have a unique opportunity to photograph various truly breathtaking staged scenes with local people and traditional fishermen. There will be plenty of time to create perfect compositions to capture the masterly leg-rowing of Intha fishermen. They use one foot to control the oar so that they can use traditional conical nets to catch fish. After breakfast, we will leave Inle to Aung Ban by car. Rest at the hotel and overnight at Aung Ban.

Photoshoot: Sunrise fishing at Inle Lake.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 05:Aung Ban-Mandalay

We will start the journey early morning. Enjoy Aung Ban beautiful Tuscan wave scenery & colorful plantations landscape. After this session, we will Check out the hotel and leave for Mandalay by flight. Overnight at Mandalay.

Photoshoot: Tuscan wave scenery, colorful plantations landscape & Wooden bridge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 06:The Mysterious Golden Triangle:Mandalay

Explore the Mysterious Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers, approximately 950,000 square kilometers that overlaps the mountains of the three adjacent countries. Early morning Atmosphere colorful trees on mountains, then visit the white temple at Mingun.

Photoshoot: Colorful trees on mountains and White Temple.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 07: Bagan: The World’s Temple-scape

Bagan’s another name is the world’s temple-scape in ancient mystique, the UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the great archaeological sites of the world, where has 11th to 13th centuries 2217 Temples of original four thousand seem to overwhelm the landscape of 16 square miles or 26 square kilometers on the Eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Upon arrival Bagan by flight explore Historic temples, Local Peoples, Monks, Novices, Caves, and Buddha until sunset.

Photoshoot:Temples, Peoples, Monks, Novices, Caves & Buddha.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 08: Discover Bagan

Whole day discovers the whole area of Bagan by car. We will start early morning to capture magical sunshine rays on the Bagan temple area. Optional aerial shoot from a hot air balloon at sunrise. Even if you not fly, you will get several great angles on the temples and balloons from the ground. Until sunset, you will also explore magnificent Ananda Pagoda and orphan monastery, local people, monks, novices, cave, and Buddha.

Photoshoot: Whole day at Bagan.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 09: Bagan to Chin State by 4WD

After breakfast, we will leave the hotel to Chin State by 4WD cars. On the way we photoshoot trail of cattle with farmers at Bagan and interesting things. Upon arrival at Chin state rest at the hotel.

Meals included: Surrounding area of Bagan and interesting things on the way.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch (Packet) & Dinner.

DAY 10:Tattoo Faces of Chin Women

Explore the vanishing tradition of Tattoo Faces still alive so many old women of Chin Tribe. The distinctive Chin tribe is best known for the intricate ink details covering their entire face. This tradition started for generations ago when several tribes in the Chin province of Myanmar began to tattoo the face of each and every single young girl & woman. They would normally be tattooed when they turned eight or nine years old.

Photoshoot:Tattoo Faces of Chin Women and living conditions.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 11:Mindat: In the heart of the face tattooed women’s kingdom

Explore Mindat tribe villages drive by car and around 2 hours walking track tribe villages. Focus on Faces, villages environment, and their living condition. Afternoon session photoshoot at Bagan until sunset.

Photoshoot:Tribal faces and vilalge life.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (packet), Dinner.

DAY 12: Bagan- Yangon

After breakfast, we will leave the hotel at Bagan airport. Upon arrival Yangon check in the hotel then you have time to explore the surrounding area of your hotel and street photography.

Photoshoot:Street photography.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 13: Pottery Village – Monkes at Temples

After drive about 1 hours stop pottery village and arrange for photo shoot. Carry on Bago and photoshoot with novices. little novices monks at the temple. End of the day you have free time for shopping nearby hotel. Special Farewell Dinner tonight, spectacular city view, and time to review your images by KK Winn.

Photoshot:Pottery village, little monks and novices at at temples.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14:Deperture to next Destination

After breakfast preparing to check out the hotel. According to your individual Flight departure time, we will drop you at the airport and bid a fond farewell. We hope your unforgettable memories call you again to this land and show up your Myanmar’s great images.

Meals included: Breakfast

Learn post-processing like a pro

We know what your images need

Bring the touch of perfection to your digital images

Our photography expeditions are not only a simple photo trip it’s a photography workshop. Whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer we want you to get the best possible pictures on every our tour. Each of our participants will get the right infield guidance from understanding all camera settings, creating outstanding compositions, perfect exposer on the different light conditions, developing a personal style to finalizing ideas in image editing software.

We also put emphasis on Image Post-Processing which is extremely important nowadays. We will hold post-processing panels where we will teach you the workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and some additional plug-ins we use to make your pictures stand well apart from the rest. We will try to allow enough time for you to post-process your pictures while on the tour, and hopefully you will go home with your prime shots ready for the showcase.

You will learn how to

  • Organize your photos efficiently and speed up your workflow
  • Develop RAW files with Lightroom and Photoshop and apply initial adjustments
  • Use the selection, sharpening and retouching tools properly
  • Blend multiple exposures in Lightroom and Photoshop using various techniques (HDR, luminosity masks)
  • Stylize your images to give them your own artistic signature
  • Apply various image effects… and much more

Mysterious Burma & Golden Triangle

What is Included & Excluded in the Price

Included

  • English Speaking Professional Photographer Guide.

  • Hotel Accomodations (3-star).

  • Local Transport by Minibus & 4WD

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking-Water and soft drinks.
  • 4 Local Flights
    Yangon-Inle-Mandalay-Bagan-Yangon

Excluded

  • International Flight.
  • Visa fee.
  • Personal cost & laundry services.
  • Gratuities for Photo Guides, and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Equipment and baggage insurance.

Kyaw Kyaw Winn,   Tour Leader

KK Winn is a Myanmar based professional photographer and adventurer who has years of experience guiding photo tours & workshops. He has traveled every corner around Burma and has explored wonders from the depths of Burma.
His favorite form of instruction is in-the-field, and he absolutely loves leading photo tours!
His wide and longtime experience in Travel photography, Organizer, teacher, and prestigious international award-winning made him the best photographer in Myanmar.
He is the President of Myanmar Photographic Society, brand ambassador for Nikon and Fujifilm, executive editor of Digital Photography (Burmese Edition).
He has won more than 50 International Prestigious Photography Awards. Most of them, Grand Prizes from ‘Smithsonian USA’, China, Thailand, and Gold Prizes from Korea, China, Cyprus. First Prizes from ASEAN, Thailand, USA, Singapore, Nepal, Philippine, England, and Japan. He achieved 2008 Fellowship of the Myanmar Photographic Society (F.MPS), 2009 Proficiency of the Myanmar Photographic Society (P.MPS), 2012 Honorable highest distinction of Photo Art Society Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia (Hon.FPSBP), 2019 Fellow of ASIA Photographers Union (Singapore) (FAPU).

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