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Cycling the Southern Beaches

Adventure tour operator Jochen Meissner, the owner and founder of Uncharted Horizons Myanmar, travels the little-known roads from Pathein to Gawyangyi Island by bicycle, visting Chaungtha, Ngwe...

The Road Less Travelled

Alterative adventures from well-known routes Though Myanmar has a rich and varied landscape and history, it’s all too often that travellers find themselves treading the same old routes....

Wave Riders: A milestone in the history of Myanmar surfing

It was a typical morning at Ngwe Saung beach. Fishermen hawked sea urchins, tourists snapped selfies, and boats circled a lush outcrop near the shore, all underneath a beating sun. And then came 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 can head to for a mid-week mini-break. Beaches Chaung Tha This well-known beach...

Myanmar targets plastic waste in growing green movement

This year’s theme for World Environment Day is plastic pollution, a scourge on Myanmar that is more easily seen in its beaches, mountains and cities than its dearth of reliable statistics. But over the past...

Best places to visit during Thingyan

Not everybody enjoys the big cities during Thingyan. Civil servants clock off, highway buses stop or are fully booked, and most businesses close. You can either stay in or go out and endure the...

One of Myanmar’s remotest beaches

Dominic Horner travels from Yangon to the far-flung Ma Gyi Zin for some sweet isolation. Photos by the writer. There’s no shortage of remote beaches in Myanmar but Ma Gyi Zin’s up there with the...

PARADISE FOUND IN SOUTHERN RAKHINE

MOLTEN sparks fizzle in the thick black air as the metallic clang of a hammer beating down on a machete blade shatters the night silence. The cacophony then eases as it is replaced by the...

Dom’s Day Trips: Nyaung Chaungtha

For a day trip to remember, head to Nyaung Chaungtha, a beach ‘resort’ located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady. A return trip costs around 40-50,000k and the journey should (our taxi broke down) be...

Thingyan Mood w/ pool party, beach and your Guide to this Weekend

Photo credit: MarCommand FRIDAY 24TH MARCH Kingdom Party | Nightlife  A Hip Hop night with J-Me, G-Tone, X Box, Trigger and music by DJ Wine, DJ Z3TA till mid. Ticket price is 10,000 Kyats and more information...