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Bagan listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bagan, Myanmar was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Saturday by the UN at the Azerbaijani capital Baku, nearly after 3 decades that the complex of Buddhist temples was first...

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 the Red Dragon Hotel in Pyay are three musicians, a...

Photography exhibition celebrates Myanmar’s old doors

It was about a decade ago, in the Yangon drizzle, that Julian Ray came upon a beautiful blue door. He stabilized his camera on a pile of sandbags, but the shot wasn’t quite right....

Rosewood takes over Kempinski heritage hotel plans

The long-awaited opening of a five-star heritage hotel on Strand Road under the Kempinski brand has been scrapped, with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts taking up the reins. The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon was five years...

Heritage restaurants in Yangon

Sharky’s @ Pansodan Situated within what used to be an old maternity hospital, Sharky’s offers a wide variety of artisan and organic foods, providing a healthy twist to...

Italian Photography Contest Showcases Myanmar Cultural Heritage

A photography exhibition showing the cultural heritage of Myanmar will launch at Myanmar Deitta Gallery on 44th Street at 6pm in Yangon on Wednesday (November 29). The exhibition, which runs until December 2, is the fruit of a photography contest run...

A Walk to Remember: The Yangon Heritage Trust

The Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), strategically located on Strand Street, offers tourists and history buffs with two routes down Yangon’s memory lane. The tour, available in both English...

[Thingyan Special] MYOMA NYEIN: The Enchanting Silver Swan

You might have heard of Myoma Nyein due to the brief tussle between the late composer’s family and a beer giant, due to the use of the words from his famous song without permission....

Lights, Camera, Action! | Ms. Myanmar thrills the crowd at the Miss Universe Final...

“A self-described ‘joker’ who loves to chat with everyone, Htet Htet Tun describes herself as ‘proud’ to have had the opportunity to represent Myanmar before hitting jackpot and focussing the world’s attention on Burmese...

Valentine’s Day Ideas : Where to find a nice romantic gift in Yangon ?

February is surely the month of red, love and happiness. Chinese New Year has already passed and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Gifting is another way to show your love and affection to...