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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...

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...
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