Soe Soe Lwin of Luminous Journeys

Soe Soe Lwin – Founder

Soe Soe is a superstar when it comes to logistical mastery in the Myanmar travel world, as well as photography tours. She cut her perfect teeth with Magnum’s Steve McCurry, handling his Burma photo tours flawlessly for nearly a decade. She cofounded Luminous Journeys Myanmar in 2012, and was instrumental in making LJ’s travel and photo tours in the Golden Land, the new gold standard.

Anna Wang with Luminous Journes heads the Chine Division

Anna Wang – China Director

Anna is a licensed travel agent and Luminous Journeys’ sales & marketing director for China. The talented amateur photographer was born in Chengdu, China, but earned her Master of Finance degree on the other side of the world, at Manchester University in England. It was Anna’s passion for travel & photography that initially drew her to Myanmar in 2014, and after falling in love with both the land and the people, she and her family decided to make it their home. Lucky for us!

Arrow Baga heads the Bagan department and is a professional photography fixer

Arrow Bagan

Arrow is Bagan born and raised and our number one professional fixer in this amazing place. He’s a member of the Myanmar Photographic Society and student of the great Kyaw Kyaw Winn. The mighty Arrow is also a Bagan station manager and licensed tour guide with ten years’ experience. He speaks Chinese as well as English and Burmese, and is a funny guy in all three!

David Lazar is a photo tour leader for Luminous Journeys

David Lazar

David is a major award winning travel photographer (including the Smithsonian award for travel photography) currently focusing on Southeast Asia and India. He’s a National Geographic contributor of whom Practical Photography has called, “…one the world’s foremost travel photographers.” More importantly for our purposes, he’s also an outstanding instructor and highly regarded photo tour leader.

The great photographer Kyaw Kyaw Winn in Myanmar

Kyaw Kyaw Winn

K.K is the only 3-time Myanmar Photographer of the Year and the hardest working pro in Burma. He is brand ambassador for Nikon and Fujifilm , executive editor of Digital Photography (Burmese Edition), and also lead instructor at the Myanmar Photographic Society . His favorite form of instruction is in-the field, and he absolutely loves leading photo tours!

Beautiful tour guide in Myanmar

Ma Lin Lin

With 19 years of experience, Lin Lin, like most Myanmar people (she’s actually Arakan, one of 135 ethnic minorities in the country) is naturally friendly and loves to interact with foreign nationals. A graduate from the University of Sittwe with a degree in Botany, Linn has a keen interest in philosophy, especially the Buddhist variety and how it applies to life and work. She is among our kindest and most beloved guides.

Aung Pyae Soe is an award winning Burma photographer and photo tour leader

Aung Pyae Soe

A.P. is on the short list among Asia’s best all-around travel shooters. The public vote winner of the prestigious Hasselblad Masters, A.P. has recently been named as a brand ambassador for Air Asia, one of only 3 photographers chosen . With his joyful brilliance & attentive approach, photo touring with A.P. is sure to take your photography to the next level.


Boothee Thaik Htun

Boothee is an award winning photojournalist turned travel and commercial photographer living and working in Yangon, Myanmar. He is well travelled internationally, and has in recent years become a master drone photographer as well! Boothee is great fun to work with, and is available for private one day tours in Yangon, and longer around Burma.

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