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What’s the best thing about treasures? Undoubtedly, finding one of your own. Join Tunali Mukherjee as she sends you on a treasure hunt of a different sort. (Hint: You’ll need to pack your passport and sense of adventure along with Indy’s tool-purse, for this one!)

Treasure hunting holiday

Hunt For Flying Treasures

Where: Burma / Myanmar

What: Buried World War II Spitfires. (No, really!)

The thick jungles of Burma conceal many a hidden treasure

The thick jungles of Burma conceal many a hidden treasure

How: If the journey to find the treasure is even half as interesting as its tale, this treasure hunt is way on top. Head to the breathtaking land of Burma in search of over 60 Spitfires, that lay lost, and waiting, buried deep within the country. It is said that post-WWII, the British Army suddenly found themselves with a unique problem. What to do with the 120 brand new Spitfires and Mark IVs (fighter-planes in layman terms) that were too costly to ship back home? They did the seemingly obvious, and just buried the entire fleet. Now only three-dozen Spitfires remain in flying condition around the world, making the buried fleet worth millions and millions of pounds. Last year, a British team comprising a farmer and aviation expert backed by a millionaire have managed to, after many years of searching, narrow down on a site the planes may be buried at. This treasure hunt has now escalated to an international race of sorts, with treasure-hunting teams from America, Australia and Israel after the prize. Any reason why you should be left behind?
For a real-life modern treasure hunt: High on adrenaline, and maybe even dangers like those associated with any high-profile treasure hunt, the one who unravels this mystery will definitely go down history, and retire extremely wealthy too.

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Tunali Mukherjee works as a freelance writer, photographer and filmmaker when she isn’t pampering her dog or day-dreaming about travelling. She usually travels to the most tourist-heavy countries in search of the most non-touristy spots.

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