Hana Yakiniku: Authentic Japanese Cuisine

Anyone who has been Japan knows that there is much more to the country’s cuisine than just sushi. There are regional specialties, seasonal dishes and...

SHWE WAA:Spreading The Spark of Creativity

In a city full of non-descript buildings, Shwe Waa is hard to miss. Its forest green exterior, gilded bamboo (its moniker means ‘Gold Bamboo’)...

MAHA CHAI: THAI PERFECTION

When Thai Thani closed its doors in early March, Mandalay lost one of its best Thai restaurants. Fortunately it was only temporary: the owners...

A Glimpse at Clay Pot Toy Festival in Mandalay

On the fifth month of the Burmese year (August); also the 8th day of the waxing moon; the O-Poke Pwae Taw or Taung Pyone...

THE GARDEN CAFÉ: MINGUN’S RIVERSIDE OASIS

Despite being one of the Mandalay region’s most popular tourist sites, until recently Mingun has had a serious shortage of dining options. Most visitors...

Cool Souvenirs at Be Cool Mandalay

Mandalay may be known throughout the world for its arts and crafts. But giant marble statues and glitzy tapestries are not every one’s cup...

Mandalay Music Man

As the owner of three successful music-related businesses, Arkar Win Mya is Mandalay’s leading figure in the industry. Despite keeping a low profile, it...

Big Star: Mandalay’s first female-run tattoo studio

In 1907, Maud Wagner grabbed her husband’s tattoo machine, drew her first ink and earned the title ‘America’s first female tattoo artist’.   More than...
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