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Fun festivals, and long public holidays, coming up!

Are you the kind of person who is always the last to realize a public holiday is coming up? The Myanmar government just announced even more public holidays than we already had...

Samkar lake: A peaceful getaway

Looking for an escape from Yangon’s hefty rain? What about staying by a lake with no other hotels around and no motorboat sounds in the distance. Wake up with the herons and...

Top Things To Do In and Around Bagan

Watch the sunset There is nothing like watching the sun set over the pagodas in Bagan, but it can...

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...

The 2019 Travel Planner

Despite the fact that New Year’s cheers might still be ringing in your ears, it’s time to start planning your travels for the year ahead. Edwin Briels, the MD of Khiri Travel...

Escape the monsoon

Travel writer James Fable lists his favorite places to visit in Myanmar when the rains come. Photos by the writer. Although it’s searing outside, the monsoon season is on its way—and in Yangon it’s a...

Welcome to Ogre Island

With a new bridge linking Mawlamyine to Bilu Kyun, James Fable compares the old tour to the new possibility of independently exploring the island. Photos by the writer. Across the Thanlwin River from Mawlamyine lies...

MYANMORE TRAVEL KIT SELECTIONS

Welcome to the traveling season of the year! To prep you to be fully equipped while traveling in Myanmar, our team has chosen our favorite items we cannot travel without.

Gaw Yan Gyi – Beach Life in the Slow Lane

I am not a beach person. I love traveling, love water, love being away from the city. But I am not a beach person. Yet one place has changed that for me- Gaw Yan...

WEEKEND TRIP TO PYIN OO LWIN

BY ELAINE HO I had heard that Pyin Oo Lwin is a city that has many interesting things to see and that it’s popular amongst the locals. A city with a population of about 200,000...