Exploring the Ayeyarwady river

Barry J Atkinson discusses life on the Ayeyarwady River. Photography by the writer. There are few final frontiers left in the world that remain unexplored....

Hotel Suggati – putting Mawlamyaing on the Map

Designed by US architect Daniel West, the 72-key Hotel Suggati is set to celebrate its grand opening on December 15 in Mawlamyaing, the capital...

The Taunggyi Fire Balloon Festival: A Beginner’s Guide

Get the low-down on this exciting pyrotechnic display in Taunggyi  When is it: 16th - 22nd November 2018 What is it: To celebrate the Tazaungmon full moon, which...

Getting Connected: New Direct Flights from Yangon to Milan

Yangon International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Myanmar, has just made a new connection: Milan, Italy. Operated by NEOS Air, the route...

A new addition to Grace Myanmar’s Top Golf Course

Awei Metta, located in the leafy western suburbs of Pun Hlaing in Yangon, this modern 46-key resort features a restaurant overseen by an experienced...

Portraits of Shan State

The Ann people are shy, reclusive and happily nestled atop a low-lying escarpment near Keng Tung township. Historically they are tribal hunters and their...

A new Awei Pila luxury resort to launch in Myanmar’s Mergui...

An exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, will open its doors to visitors on December 15. Owned by the...

Hideaways for the Thadingyut holidays

Hoping to escape the bright lights and noisy streets of Yangon over your Thadingyut holiday? Here’s my guide of the best places that you...

Sri Ksetra and its Five Players

Sampan Travel visits the ancient kingdom of Sri Ksetra on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Photos by Belinda Lawson. Adorned above the sign at...
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