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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...

The Taunggyi Fire Balloon Festival: A Beginner’s Guide

Get the low-down on this exciting pyrotechnic display in Taunggyi  When is it: 16th - 22nd November 2018 What is it: To celebrate the Tazaungmon full moon, which signals the end of the rainy season, thousands descend on...

Getting Connected: New Direct Flights from Yangon to Milan

Yangon International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Myanmar, has just made a new connection: Milan, Italy. Operated by NEOS Air, the route is the first and only direct flight to Italy and...

A new addition to Grace Myanmar’s Top Golf Course

Awei Metta, located in the leafy western suburbs of Pun Hlaing in Yangon, this modern 46-key resort features a restaurant overseen by an experienced French chef, a lobby lounge and bar, a sophisticated cigar...

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 new Awei Pila luxury resort to launch in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago

An exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, will open its doors to visitors on December 15. Owned by the Yangon-based Memories Group, the recently constructed property on the secluded...

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...

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...

Nominate for MYANMORE Travel Awards 2018

For the past five years MYANMORE has promoted the best of travel in Myanmar. From the most thrilling experiences to the most original and lavish hotels, our travel features have taken readers to destinations...

Fragrant Harbor

Hong Kong literally means ‘Fragrant Harbor’ in Chinese, which is fitting for an island teeming with glorious food stalls that waft heavenly scents down its streets. Lining these streets are gleaming skyscrapers sitting side-by-side...

Indo-Myanmar international land border opens in Sagaing Region

Officials from the Indian and Myanmar governments have opened the Indo-Myanmar international land border. After reaching an agreement in Naypyidaw on May 11, entry-exit checkpoints at the Tamu-Moreh and the Rihkhawdar-Zowkhawtar border between the two...

Weekend in Myitkyina

Traffic jams are common in Myitkyina. Held up are usually goats, a market vendor carrying a basket of flip-flops on her head, a motorcyclist, perhaps a cow, and causing the standstill, a...

Indawgyi Lake: Serene beauty in Myanmar’s north

About 10 minutes after our plane landed, we were haggling with taxi drivers outside Myitkyina Airport for a ride to one of the most underrated and mysterious destinations in Myanmar.
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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....