George Mann Photo Tours & Workshops in South East Asia

Small Group Photography Tours & Workshops
South East Asia – Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (Burma)

I am now booking photo tours & workshops for the second half of 2013 and first half 2014


The Golden Triangle Area of Northern Thailand, Myanmar and Laos

For the next six months (July 2013 to January 2014) I will be based out of Chiang Rai, Thailand – working on documenting the people and culture of the South East Asia Golden Triangle area. This is a project that I started working on over 30 years ago and revisit periodically. I can guarantee photographic opportunities and personal experiences that are not on the normal tourist trail. A wide variety of accommodations and resorts (from incredibly in-expensive to ultra luxurious) are available in this area.


map-of-shan-stateStarting August 2013 – Exploratory trips into Kengtung area (Shan State, Northern Burma)
Looking for photographers with a sense of adventure to join me on photo expeditions, traveling overland from Chiang Rai to Kengtung. Maximum two photographers in addition to myself on any trip. We will be using a Myanmar government licensed tour guide and private vehicle to visit remote tribal villages in the Kengtung area.

There are no five star accommodations on these expeditions, but if you are looking for National Geographic level photo opportunities, you will want to join me on one of my trips into this area.

A minimum one month advance booking is required to arrange the required Myanmar govt. paperwork and reserve the hotels, tour guide, etc..

Please contact me for additional information and costs –


September & October is a good time to visit Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia
September is the end of the rainy season and before the onslaught of winter tourists. This is a good time of the year to visit the Angkor temples and fishing villages on the great Tonle Sap lake. Accommodations in Siem Reap are available at prices from ultra cheap to highly extravagant.


The weather in South East Asia

For most people traveling from a colder climate, South East Asia is always too hot. The coolest time of the year, and the driest are the winter months from November through May. The hottest and wettest time of the year, are the months from June through October.

Although there are obvious advantages to traveling in the region during the cooler months, I also like to visit the same sites during the wetter summer months when the vegetation surrounding temple sites is incredibly green and spectacular skies can appear immediately after a rain storm.

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