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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 religious beliefs are towards animism; worshiping spirit-animals, plants and the...

A Foodie’s Guide to Urban 86

Crowds have been flocking to trendy downtown bazaar Urban 86 since it launched in December. Opened from 10am until late from Tuesday to Sunday, the indoor market has enough local and international food stalls...

Top 5 Myanmar Destinations for 2018

Top 5 Myanmar Destinations for 2018 Had your fill of Myanmar’s most popular attractions? We asked the team from Sampan Travel to list their top five off-the-beaten-track destinations in the country to make 2018 the...

Photographers win top prizes at Shan State Photo Festival

Photographers showcasing their work at an inaugural festival in Shan State scooped top prizes including Canon cameras on Friday. Out of 15 photo-stories screened in Taunggyi Gym as part of the Shan State Photo Festival,...

KYAUK ME: The Road Less Travelled

By: Susan Bailey The Ministry of Hotel and Tourism likes to boast that 4 million ‘tourists’ will visit Myanmar this year and expats love to complain that Bagan is overrun these days. But the reality...

[New Opening] Sai Kham Sam differs from the others with Keng Tung twist on...

Recently opened on Lower Kyeemyindaing road, Sai Kham Sam restaurant aims to introduce original Keng Tung style dishes to Yangon. Upon our arrival, my guest and I were mesmerized by the decoration. Still keeping the...

[New Opening] Khraw Thai brings Thai street food to Sanchaung

Khraw Thai has been open for three months, and is already popular with the locals. Tucked in Kyun Taw Road, Khraw Thai aims to bring together Burmese (Shan)...

Shan Kitchen: Our Favourite Ethnic Flavours Land in the Heart of Yaw Min Gyi

by Marie Starr With so many new Western restaurants opening up recently around Yangon, I was surprised and delighted to see the ‘Shan Kitchen’ signboard erected over a newly revamped restaurant outlet in the Yaw...

Passion Cooking at Bamboo Delight in Nyaung Shwe

No. 6/261, Aung Chan Thar Quarter, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar EMAIL: [email protected] // Phone: 09-41010433, 09-428345261 From mountains of Kalaw to the lowlands of Nyaung Shwe, travellers usually spend a few days on either side of the famous Shan state trek. Tired tourists...

More Taing Yin Thar in Yankin

The institution that is Taing Yin Thar, set up 5 years ago by the famous actress Yadanarpon and her two best friends, has now extended its reach, to Yankin. For those of you who don’t...