Top Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar

August 15, 2019

Rise early Yangon starts to come alive around 6:30 a.m. Take a morning stroll to beat the heat and watch the market vendors set up their sidewalk stalls, the religiously devout visit their worshiping place of choice, and the local tea shops in full swing. Make time for tea Tea shops are essential social hubs that served as a meeting place for the public even during Myanmar’s most repressive eras….

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What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Myanmar

August 8, 2019

Myanmar has changed at breakneck speed since the country started opening up to visitors around 2012. Here are some things that travelers should be aware in their trip to Myanmar. Greetings The standard greeting of “mingalabar” (pronounced min-gah-lah-bah”) means “auspiciousness wishes.” Saying it to local people will usually get you a smile and happy nod in return. Bonus points if say thank you: kye zu tin ba deh, pronounced “cheh-zu-tin-ba-deh”. Check…

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A journey on Yangon’s circular train

July 10, 2019

On the three-hour circular railway, a slow ride though the outskirts of Yangon is a way to see a cross-section of the daily routine of the poor away from the bustle of Myanmar’s largest city. Located at the central of Yangon, or Rangoon as it was once called, the local commuter rail network, built more than 60 years ago during the British colonial period, takes about three hours to complete…

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A guide to visit Myanmar

March 30, 2018

Known as “Buddhist Kingdom”, Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian country with more than 100 ethnic groups. Myanmar impresses tourists with the unique culture, tasty food, beautiful landscapes, ancient temples, and pagodas. Day after day, Myanmar now being one of the most popular destinations in Asia and attracts thousands of local and foreigner tourists each year, especially worship ones How to get to Myanmar? Airplanes are still the best…

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Top reasons to travel Myanmar right now

August 16, 2016

Those love exotic places, adventures and a little bit of nostalgia, then you should go for Myanmar right now. Or it will be too late. The promising land for backpackers What makes tourists enjoy most when traveling Myanmar is to admire the beauty of ancient temples, roads and feel the peace. Although in recent years, the country is open to international foreigners, it hasn’t been focused on tourism development yet….

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Hidden secrets behind sacred temples in Myanmar

May 28, 2016

Shwedagon Pagoda houses eight strands of hair of the Buddha, the site of Shwezigon Paya was selected by a white elephant, Dhammayangyi, the largest of all temples in Bagan said to be built by a wicked king, just to name a few hidden secrets attract visitors to Myanmar. The Dhammayangyi is the largest of all temples in Bagan. According to old stories, King Narathu built it to atone for his…

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Thingyan – Myanmar’s traditional water festival

March 30, 2016

Usually falls around mid-April (the Burmese month of Tagu), Thingyan or New Year Water Festival is the most important celebration of Myanmar people. In Burmese, Thingyan means “change”, the change of the old year to the New Year, old life to new life, old circle to new circle. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated over a period of four to five days culminating in the New Year. Formerly the dates…

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