Hello Phil, My daughter is an aspiring writer and wants to travel to Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle in Myanmar. Are these safe places for her to travel?
Matt, I guess you're worried by the reports about clashes in the Rahine region? It's not advisable to go there because it's unpredictable. But the remainder of Myanmar is generally safe. Lake Inle and Mandalay are at the opposite end of the country from Rahine.
There were some issue in the Mandalay district a couple of years ago, but everything's been fine since. As always she should exercise caution and stay aware - talk to other travelers about potential trouble spots and monitor news reports.
Here's some more advice about getting around Myanmar you can share with her.
https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/southeast-asia/myanmar almost 2 years ago