The Walled City of Tung

Now the road from Taunggyi is open to foreign travelers once again, there is no better time to visit the town of Kyaing Tong—the...

Chin State’s heart-shaped lake

Whispers of the mystical heart-shaped Rih Lake in northeastern Chin State have gradually spread and got tourists asking questions. The 2017 Lonely Planet even...

One of Myanmar’s remotest beaches

Dominic Horner travels from Yangon to the far-flung Ma Gyi Zin for some sweet isolation. Photos by the writer. There’s no shortage of remote beaches...

The ancient hairstyle of Set Set Yo

A village near Bagan known for keeping alive a millenia-old hairstyle is battling climate change and food shortages. By Brittney Tun. Photos by Ye...

Medicine in the mountains

High up in the Naga Hills, James Fable receives a frosty reception and learns of an initiative to provide local communities with healthcare. Photos...

An alternative Bagan

Brittney Tun visits craftsmen living around Myanmar’s famous ancient city. Photos by Ye Myat Tun, YMT Productions. Having been to Bagan several times, I was...

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....

Wild swimming in Mon State

Dominic Horner forgoes the main attraction of Kyaiktiyo to visit the area’s popular waterfall. Photos by the writer. It’s fair to say that when most...

What’s in store for 2018?

Myanmar begins 2018 by celebrating 70 years of independence. Though the country has faced serious crisis in the previous year, buzz surrounding its major...

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...
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