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Festival guide: May 2019

Although Thingyan is over and Myanmar has plenty of festivals to keep the tradition alive and celebrations, our interns Kyaw Soe Han...

Festive days in April 2019 – Myanmar

From this April, we will share a calendar in which some particular days of each month and the traditional festivals all over...

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...

Travel Articles

Hotel of the Year – Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min

There are a growing number of memorable properties in Myanmar, all with exceptional facilities, outstanding service, and distinct impressions that are guaranteed to delight guests at anytime of the year. Not only...

Event Venue of the Year – Novotel Yangon Max

Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) is an important type of tourism in which large groups are brought together. This awards was created for a venue that helps push Myanmar as an...

Tourism Development Project of the Year – Community-Based Tourism project in Kayah State

Tourism development projects are important as they can provide direct benefit to the environment and community whilst growing the tourism sector. Community-Based Tourism is new approaches to sustainable tourism development in Myanmar...

Tourism Industry Figure of the Year – May Myat Mon Win

Daw May Myat Mon Win has worked in the hotel industry for nearly 25 years. She started her career as a secretary at the Summit Parkview hotel, and worked her way up...

Tourism Experience of the year – Balloons over Bagan with Sharky’s

The Tourism Experience of the year is not is limited to be on land, in the sky, or on/under the water, as long as it offers a moment that leaves one marvelling...
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Q&A: A dream of Myanmar Marta Trela and Henning Himmelreich

Over the past few days, a Vimeo video about a mix of Myanmar's countryside and city-landscape featuring the most scenic places of the country went fervid on the its most engaging social...

Exploring Mon & Kayin State

Some of the most interesting states in Myanmar are often overlooked in favour of the well-trodden routes to Bagan, Inle Lake and the coast. Two such states that often fail to make...

The kindness of strangers: more than a bike ride around Myanmar

The adventure started eighteen months before the actual ride when Phil Towns, a former firefighter from Durham, England has been working on the Thai/Myanmar border as an English teacher and with an...

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...

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...

Selamat Datang – Welcome to Malaysia

Malaysia, a 2.5 hour flight from Yangon, is known for its beaches, rainforests, and its wealth of natural beauty. Flights from Yangon arrive in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. MYANMORE visits three destinations...

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....

Who Runs the World: Sarah Easton

2,342km, 12 countries, 3 pairs of ruined trainers and 1 very determined woman. From being chased by Yangon’s street dogs to running on the Great Wall of China, Sarah Easton shares her experiences of...

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. Established tourist destinations in South East Asia abound, but remarkably,...

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 of Myanmar’s Mon State. Commanding a panoramic vista over the Thanlwin...
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