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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 with incredible histories, monuments, and a fair share of beauty....

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 in Myanmar to explore the great outdoors on two feet. With...

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 until late 2015, the former colonial settlement of Thandaunggyi is...

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 accolade follows the hotel’s scoop of the TripAdvisor Certificate of...

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 eco-system. Photos by the writer. Although the Rakhine coastline is endowed...

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 for its 800th anniversary. For centuries Mogok has amassed wealth and...

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 can either stay in or go out and endure the...

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 from Yangon and back? I took the plane there, a 60-minute...

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 to enter. For three days at the end of March the...

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 in Myanmar but Ma Gyi Zin’s up there with the...

Myanmar National Airlines to launch direct flights from Yangon to Phuket

Travelers between Yangon and Phuket can from March 25 enjoy a direct flight of only a couple of hours, as Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) announces its direct service to the Thai island. The new flight,...

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 Myat Tun of YMT Productions. Set Set Yo village, about an...

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 curious to see the daily lives of local craftsmen and...

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. Photos by the writer. Across the Thanlwin River from Mawlamyine lies...

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 people go to Kyaiktiyo their primary motivation is to visit...
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Streets of Yangon

“Behind every door and inside every shop is a person whose story is a joy to listen to,” wrote Bob Percival, former editor of...