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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...

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 sectors continues, its commercial hub Yangon walks into the new...

Photographers win top prizes at Shan State Photo Festival

Photographers showcasing their work at an inaugural festival in Shan State scooped top prizes including Canon cameras on Friday. Out of 15 photo-stories screened in Taunggyi Gym as part of the Shan State Photo Festival,...

Small Villages and Big Buddha: A Myint and Bodhi Tataung

Monywa, the capital of Sagaing Region, usually serves as a mere stopping point for tourists traveling between Bagan and Mandalay, but it’s worth lingering in the city to see some nearby attractions. One of these...

Time to Visit Hsipaw

Modern Myanmar “Lost in time” is a phrase habitually used in attempts to express the essence of Myanmar. Compared to its neighbors, Myanmar appears a purer, simpler, more rural and traditional corner of Asia; Buddhist...
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