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Old royal city wall mandalay

India to reopen the Road to Mandalay

Travellers will be able to travel by bus on the new highway between India and Burma immortalised by Rudyard Kipling.For more than a century the Road to Mandalay has evoked longing, nostalgia and the exotic East for artists ranging from Rudyard Kipling and George ...

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Myanmar New Year Water Festival

Celebrate Burmese New Year in Myanmar

April is regarded as the hottest month in Myanmar (Burma) and is also the happiest and jolliest time for many people as it is the time of water festival which comes to welcome the Burmese New Year. The dates of the Thingyan festival are calculated according to ...

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Myanmar airport

Myanma Airways to change name

State-run Myanma Airways will be renamed Myanmar National Airways once a new aviation legislation is passed.Once the Myanmar Aviation Bill, which has been submitted and deliberated in the Lower House of Parliament becomes law it will allows significant changes ...

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Myanmar Bagan

Secrets of a hot air balloon pilot

Google "Bagan" and one of the first images you’ll see is a red and gold hot air balloon, floating in the dawn light above curls of mist over a plain of ancient Buddhist temples.Only seven men and women fly that balloon.They're hired each high season (October ...

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Ngapali Beach Myanmar

Myanmar’s best beaches

Two thousand kilometers of coastline -- much of it long stretches of white sand -- put Myanmar in the running to be Asia's next super-popular beach destination.Many of Myanmar’s beaches are unspoiled and undiscovered, reminiscent of Thailand’s beaches 20 years ...

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Yangon nightlife

Why Yangon is hot right now

Take a cab to town after arriving at Yangon's International Airport and you’ll quickly realize you've arrived in a place like no other.Your taxi driver may have replaced his seat with a garden chair.Without doubt, he’ll be wearing what looks like a skirt ...

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Free and Easy Yangon

Discover Myanmar’s historical treasures

Yangon, Myanmar (CNN) -- After decades of a military junta rule, the south-east Asian country of Myanmar is opening up, and the government is working hard to welcome a plane loads of visitors from around the world.Myanmar's turnaround from pariah state to becoming ...

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Burmese sweet snacks

10 meals every Myanmar traveler should try

With Myanmar opening to the outside world, visitors are discovering a cuisine that’s been largely hidden from sight for the last 50 years.With an emphasis on rich, predominately savory/salty flavors, influences from South and Southeast Asia and a repertoire ...

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You Can Learn To Do This

7 Reasons To Go To Myanmar Now

For decades, Myanmar has isolated itself from western eyes. The junta-controlled country began to open to tourism in 1996, but its use of forced labor and the imprisonment of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi led to international economic sanctions and ...

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