Natural beauty, rich history and spiritual wonders await you in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Begin your journey in bustling Bangkok, where you encounter some of the Thai capital’s highlights, including the unforgettable Grand Palace temple complex set on the Chao Phraya River. Then fly to Myanmar for a two-day stay in Yangon (Rangoon) and a breathtaking cruise along the verdant Irrawaddy River, known as “the Road to Mandalay” after Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem. And in legendary Mandalay, experience the sweep of the region’s history from palaces and pagodas through colonial times to a contemporary melting pot of Asian cultures.
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Below is a sampling of ports, excursions, and attractions that are featured on this Viking cruise.
Encounter natural beauty, rich history and spiritual wonders in Thailand and Myanmar.
With a population of more than 8 million in the city center and nearly 15 million in the metropolitan area, Bangkok is Thailand’s largest and most populous city.
Mandalay is the second-largest city in Burma, and was its final royal capital.
One of the most fascinating sites in the world, Bagan is an ancient city in the Mandalay region of Burma.
Magway (sometimes spelled Magwe) is the capital city of the Magway region of Burma.
With a diverse population of over four million, Yangon continues to be the Burma’s largest city and its most important commercial center.
Below is the itinerary for the Memories of Mandalay cruise, traveling from Bangkok to Mandalay. For additional details, view the complete itinerary.