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5 European Island Paradises To Visit At Least Once

5 European Island Paradises To Visit At Least Once On your very first Eurotrip, you probably visited the major cities. London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome. All...

Trekking Myanmar

Intrepid trekkers are diverging from the well-trodden trails between Inle and Kalaw in search of Myanmar’s best routes. Sampan Travel offers four alternative places...

Thandaunggyi: Kayin State’s Hilltop Station

James Fable visits an old summer getaway in northern Kayin State that is fast reclaiming its erstwhile popularity. Photos by the writer. Off-limits to overnight visitors...

Rose Garden wins Business Hotel of the Year

Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon has been named Business Hotel of the Year – Myanmar at business news site Corporate Insider’s 2018 Business Excellence Awards. The...

Balancing beauty and business

James Fable heads for Rakhine State’s second largest city, Kyaukphyu, where business interests bring a mixture of financial hope and risk to the local...

Mogok: 800 Years of Ruby Valley

Two hundred kilometers north of Mandalay is Mogok, a town famous worldwide for its rubies. At the end of March it held a celebration...

Best places to visit during Thingyan

Not everybody enjoys the big cities during Thingyan. Civil servants clock off, highway buses stop or are fully booked, and most businesses close. You...

Exploring Kayah State

Travel vlogger Su Wai Phyo recently went to Kayah State for 7Day TV program Authentic Travel. Here she shares her experiences. How did you get...

Mogok celebrates 800 years

About 200 kilometers northeast of Mandalay is the valley of Mogok—renowned worldwide for its rubies and yet notoriously guarded, with only permit-holding foreigners allowed...

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...
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Fun things to do on monsoon holidays

Myanmar enjoys two public holidays this month: Martyr’s Day on Thursday, July 19 and the Full Moon Day of Waso— the beginning of ‘Buddhist...