When Past Meets Future
As the country emerges into the modern world, the most noted Burmese historian will immerse you in his efforts to preserve the country’s cultural patrimony. And you’ll work alongside visionary artists who are reshaping the urban landscape of its largest city, Yangon.
Myanmar is at a dramatic inflection point in its history, emerging from the shrouds of the past to become one of the most dynamic countries in Southeast Asia. This exclusive experience created by the new Rosewood Yangon for Rosewood Limited Edition allows guests to help preserve the wonders of the nation’s past and shape its creative future.
Guests will be greeted by eminent Burmese historian and writer Dr. Thant Myint-U, author of The Hidden History of Burma and chairman emeritus at Yangon Heritage Trust, who will discuss the enchanting nation’s history at length. With your newfound knowledge, you will explore the city’s impressive heritage buildings—including Rosewood Yangon—on a self-guided tour created by the Yangon Heritage Trust, the preservation organization Dr. Thant, grandson of United Nations Secretary General U Thant, helped found.
But visiting Yangon is not just about looking back: This is one of the region’s most dynamic cities, in the midst of a major transformation fueled by a young population, foreign investment, and vast infrastructure projects. Your guide to the city’s creative awakening: Paris-born artist Delphine de Lorme, cofounder of Yangon Walls, which engages street artists to rejuvenate Yangon’s back alleys with colorful murals. Together, you’ll pick up paint brushes and work your artful magic on the alley behind the Waziya Cinema, an unsung stretch of Yangon’s living canvas.
Your experience includes a three-night stay at one of Yangon Heritage Trust’s projects: the just-opened Rosewood Yangon, itself a symbol of the future of Yangon and its unique blend of history and modernity. Set in a 1927 building that once housed the country’s New Law Courts, it reflects the city’s rich cultural history and contemporary creativity. From the private terrace of your Rosewood Suite, you’ll survey the glimmering Yangon River—and the city whose story is now intertwined with your own. Price from $6,500.
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Three nights in a Rosewood Suite, including breakfast
Limousine transfer to U Thant House
Round-trip airport transfers
Afternoon tea at NOVA Living Room
Yangon Heritage Walk Tour Secretariat and surroundings
Yangon Walls Street art experience
Dinner at NOVA Brasserie
Drink at CourtRoom Bar
Valid from January 1, 2020
through April 30, 2020Book