Burma (Paperback)

By Nicholas Ganz, Elena Jotow

Thames & Hudson, 9780500287873, 200pp.

Publication Date: June 29, 2009

List Price: 19.95*
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‘No ordinary travel guide…a must read.’—Wanderlust

What is the truth about life in Burma? Elena Jotow and Nicholas Ganz’s candid guide to this troubled but beautiful country offers a refreshing, often trenchant insight into its turbulent history and present struggles as well as its most impressive sights and the remarkable warmth of the Burmese people. For travelers, would-be travelers, and anyone curious to know more about this wonderful country and the vitality of the people’s resistance to the current regime, this book is required reading.

  • Unrivaled insight into this guarded, largely unexplored country

  • Over 250 photographs

  • Maps of the relevant divisions and states

  • History, the regions, ethnic peoples and key historic and cultural spots

Contents: Burma at a Glance • Past and Present • Rangoon Division • Irrawaddy Division • Arakan State • Mandalay Division and Mingun • Kachin State • Shan State and Maymyo • Karen State and Kyaiktiyo • The Hidden Reality • The Struggle for Freedom • Burma in Exile

About the Author

Nicholas Ganz is a freelance photographer and author based in Essen, Germany.

Elena Jotow is a freelance photographer and author based in Essen, Germany.

Praise For Burma

Generously illustrated with color photographs throughout, this is essential reading for anyone
visiting—or considering visiting—Burma.

The allure of this travel book is the mysteriousness and magnificence of its subject.... The book includes over 250 stunning photographs taken by the authors, eight color maps, a glossary, and useful web sites.... A grand and beautiful introduction to Burma for travelers, armchair travelers, or anyone interested in this little-known country.