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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…

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…

What to eat in Mandalay

What To Eat in Mandalay, Myanmar

It was once said that you went to Mandalay for sagar – good conversation – and to Mawlyamyine for asar – good food. Today though, if you tell somebody you are going to Mandalay, you’ll invariably hear in response: “Mandalay!…

Myanmar State Carrier Plans Return to Regional Skies

Myanmar State Carrier Plans Return to Regional Skies

Myanmar Airways is on the verge of taking to international destinations once again, two decades after turning inward to focus on the domestic market. The airline is expanding, adding planes to serve both its domestic routes and its planned regional expansion,…