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PYIN Balloon Festival

Hot November Night: PYIN Balloon Festival Takes Off

Pyin Oo Lwin is well known as a scenic hill station, a cool mountain oasis with a colourful past just a short drive from Mandalay. During the summer, from February through May, Mandalay residents make the 67-kilometer journey up to…

Ethnic Village in Myanmar

Villages & Temples for Myanmar Hill Country Discovery

Now is the moment to visit Myanmar ancient Buddhist temples and tribal villages – the must-not-miss destinations when traveling around this country. A Myanmar tour could be the most prodigious memory ever if it includes a 12-day mountain trip. This…

Tapestry Myanmar

Embroidery: Myanmar’s golden flower

The concept of the 10 traditional art forms – known as pan seh myo, or the 10 flowers, and ranging from painting to stone carving – emerged during the Bagan era. While these art forms were once used to decorate…

King Mindons Tomb Mandalay

Yadanarpon Dockyard: 150 Years, Still Going Strong in Myanmar

Yadanarpon Mandalay was the last capital of Myanmar’s Konbaung dynasty, and was founded six days after the full moon of Kasone in the Myanmar year 1221, or 1859 in the Western calendar. While the historical records say the city was established…

Myanmar New Year traditional Festival Thingyan

Myanmar Festival Guide From October to April

The full moon of Thadingyut – which falls this year in October – marks the end of Buddhist Lent, and begins a succession of pagoda and full moon festivals that run almost right through to April. This is when the…

Daily Life of Myanmar people

Tanintharyi Region: Great Southern Land in Myanmar

Thom as Kean Myanmar’s southern Tanintharyi Region conjures images of wild mountain passes, picture-perfect beaches, isolated settlements and untouched islands. For the most part this is accurate – it is indeed a region of stunning natural beauty – but decades…

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort in Bagan

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort at Bagan

Nestled on the bank of the majestic Ayevarwady River, Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort offers peace and tranquility in the heart of ancient Bagan. With 76 rooms spread across acres of gardens, you’ll never feel like you’re hemmed in by other…

Padonmar - Yangon's culinary jewel

Padonmar – Yangon’s Culinary Jewel

Offering high-quality Myanmar cuisine so it appeals to all guests, both local and foreign, is fraught with danger. Change it too much and it becomes inauthentic; stick too close to the traditional and you run the risk of making it…