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Feb 21, 2017

800 Virgin Islands of Myanmar

My very first impression on this particular city has to be of its people and their immaculate hospitality. Throughout my time there, they were exceptionally kind and helpful to me that I started to feel as if I am a ......

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Oct 26, 2016

A Palace around Yangon : Kawbawza Thardi Palace

If you happen to pass by the National Museum on Pyay Road in Yangon and see an imposing figure (looking at you right at the entrance!) coated in trademark Myanmar Gold colour, you’re looking at one of the greatest ......

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Oct 11, 2016

A Spirit at the Harbour of Yangon : Mya Nan Nwe

The Angel of Whispers and an angel she was, truly.Think of a spirit that actually listens!! Not the kinds likened in Hollywood slasher flicks, but one who’s docile, caring and has the required patience. All you have to ......

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Jan 10, 2016

One very good reason why you should stop at Aung Pan while visiting Kalaw or Pindaya

Aung Pan is not only famous for “Khaw Pot” local snack made from sticky rice, but also for potato chips. Potato Chips are one of a kind that once you start, you can’t stop munching till you finish the ......

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Jan 10, 2016

Hot Air Balloons Festival of Taunggyi in Myanmar

Waiting for handmade hot air balloons of Taunggyi going up in the sky is one magical experience and unforgettable moment in my whole life travel diary. Even though I have recorded the video of it with many accompanying pictures, the ......

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Oct 26, 2015

Ashura : A Muslim festival in Myanmar that definitely will give you goosebumps

Devotees beating themselves up with sharp blades Running on the hot charcoals.  Ashura, the biggest event of the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century. The festival is ......

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Oct 26, 2015

Where should you be at on the full moon day of Thadingyut, 28th October 2015?

If you have not decided already let us give you an insight on where you should be. Pwal Zay At Yay Kyaw Street (Yangon) The biggest Pwal Zay (Night Bazaar) in town displaying Myanmar traditional snacks such as A Kyaw (......

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Oct 23, 2015

The Unique Boat Race in Asia : Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

Once a year, all the villages on the lake get together to celebrate Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival. The center of the festival is a Pagoda on the waters of Inle Lake, which is known for its gilded images of ......

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Myanmar Thingyan for Travelers

Thingyan  is the Burmese New Year Water Festival and usually falls around mid-April. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated over a period of four to five days culminating in the new year. Formerly the dates of the Thingyan festival ......

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Market Day in Sourthern Shan State Tourist Zone 2015 Sep to 2015 Dec

Month Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Sep 2015 1 Shwe Nyaung Kalaw Khaung Dine Inndein 2 Nyaung Shwe Nam Pam Sakar 3 Heho Taung To Than Taung Kyone Loikaw 4 Taunggyi Aungban Inle Floating Market 5 Pwe Hla Phaung Daw Oo & Mine Thaut 6 ......

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Market Day in Sourthern Shan State Tourist Zone 2015 May to 2015 Aug

Month Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun May 2015 1 Heho Taung To Than Taung Kyone Loikaw 2 Taunggyi Aungban Inle Floating Market 3 Pwe Hla Phaung Daw Oo & Mine Thaut 4 Shwe Nyaung Kalaw Khaung Dine Inndein 5 Nyaung Shwe Nam Pam Sakar 6 ......

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Jan 01, 2015

Market Day in Sourthern Shan State Tourist Zone 2015 Jan to 2015 Apr

Month Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Jan 2015 1 Heho Taung To Than Taung Kyone Loikaw 2 Taunggyi Aungban Inle Floating Market 3 Pwe Hla Phaung Daw Oo & Mine Thaut 4 Shwe Nyaung Kalaw Khaung Dine Inndein 5 Nyaung Shwe Nam Pam Sakar 6 ......

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Travel Tips - Cash Money

Traveling to MyanmarCash MoneyUnlike any other land (sarcastically quoting Rudyard Kipling's poem on Myanmar), no one in Myanmar will accept your dollars that are not in perfect condition (No fold, tears, marks or stains). It is very important as ......

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Travel Tips - Currency Exchange

Travelling to Myanmar 101Currency ExchangeIn Myanmar, money exchange counters are officially buying and selling the following currencies :1. American Dollars (USD)2. Singaporean Dollars (SGD) and3. Euros (€)If your home currency is other than above three, please change it into USD either ......

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Travel Tips - ATM and Credit Card

Travelling to Myanmar 101ATM availability & Credit Card AcceptanceOf course there are more and more ATMs popping up every corner of tourist destinations especially in Yangon and Mandalay.(To see the list of available ATMs at certain cities : please click ......

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Travel Tips - Planning

Travelling to Myanmar 101Plan aheadThe popular, high season is November to February when the weather is warm but not stifling, and attracts the greatest number of visitors. This, in turn, makes the limited accommodation options tricky to secure and will ......

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Travel Tips - Burmese People

Travelling to Myanmar 101Burmese PeopleBurmese people are the most genuine, friendly, warm-hearted and amazingly beautiful people. Not one will turn you away when you need help and hardly anyone will try to short change you or be cheeky in a ......

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Travel Tip - Bus Journeys

Travelling to Myanmar 101Bus JourneysBuses are the main form of transport to get you to almost any part of the country (where tourists are permitted). The journeys are long, sometimes averaging 10-12 hours. Night buses (which bring you to your ......

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Money Exchange Counters in Inle

Money Exchange Counters in Nyaung Shwe (All of CB Bank, UAB Bank, AGD Bank, Ayeyarwaddy Bank) No.PlacesExchange Counter AddressOpening Hours 1Heho AirportCB Money Exchange     Heho Airport, Heho, Kalaw.       2 Ayayarwaddy Money ......

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Money Exchange Counters in Bagan

Money Exchange Counters in Bagan (All of CB Bank, UAB Bank, AGD Bank, Ayeyarwaddy Bank) No.PlacesExchange Counter AddressOpening Hours 1Nyaung Oo Airport Ayarwaddy Money Exchange     Nyaung Oo Airport , Nyaung Oo.        2KyaukpadaungCB ......

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Money Exchange Counters in Mandalay

Money Exchange Counters in Mandalay (All of CB Bank, UAB Bank, AGD Bank, Ayeyarwaddy Bank) No. Places Exchange Counter Address Opening Hours 1 Mandalay Airport CB Money Exchange at Mandalay International Airport       Tada Oo, Mandalay, Myanmar.     &......

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Lim Chin Tsong and Chin Tsong Palace

Lim Chin Tsong Lim Chin Tsong was a Chinese Tycoon who successfully built a business empire on rubber cultivation, textiles and the oil, rice trading, mineral mining and banking sectors. He was the son of a Chinese Hokkien migrant from ......

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Permanent Residency initiated in Myanmar by 29th December 2014

On 4th Dec 2014, Myanmar announced the introduction of a new Permanent Residency program to be implemented from Dec. 29.2014. It is the first time that Myanmar introduces such a residence system to attract and help foreigners to work, invest and live ......

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Inle Bicycle Map and Bike Route

Reference to : http://bytelife.altervista.org/inlelake.htm...

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Money Exchange Counters in Yangon

Money Exchange Counters in Yangon (All of CB Bank, UAB Bank, AGD Bank, Ayeyarwaddy Bank)This is a complete list of all money exchange counters and bank branches of CB Bank, UAB Bank, Ayeyarwaddy Bank, AGD Bank. There are also ......

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Temporary Suspension of All Air Mandalay Flights in Myanmar

All flights of Air Mandalay are suspended in Myanmar with effect from the 10th December 2014 due to unforseen delay on the scheduled arrival of leased aircraft. No further advanced bookings are accepted till 31st January 2015.  ...

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Mobile Phone for Tourists in Myanmar

There are currently 3 tele operators in Myanmar. MPT Telenor Ooredoo MPT is the oldest and more expensive than the rest. However it also provides the best coverage and other functions such as data roaming. Telenor and Ooredoo are very ......

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Romantic Travel Inspired Proposal

တစ္ေန့ေတာ့ Peter ဟာ ကြ်န္မ ကို Cambridge ျမိဳ ့ကို ခရီးထြက္မယ္လို ့ေျပာပါတယ္။ ျပီးေတာ့ျမိဳ ့က Hotel ေကာင္းေကာင္းတစ္ခုရဲ႕ Suite အခန္းမွာတည္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အဲဒီတုန္းကေတာ့ကြ်န္မဟာ Peter အခုတေလာ ကြ်န္မကိုအလိုလိုက္ေနပါလား လို ့ရိုးရိုးေလးေတြးမိပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ကြ်န္မတို ့ျမိဳ ့ထဲကိုလမ္းေလွ်ာက္ျဖစ္တယ္။ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ေနတုန္း ကြ်န္မလံုး၀မသိတဲ့ ဘယ္ကမွန္း မသိတဲ့ လမ္းေပၚကလူေတြက ကြ်န္မကို စကၠဴေလယာဥ္ပ်ံတစ္ခုျပီးတစ္ခု လာေပးၾကတယ္။ ေရၾကည့္လိုက္ရ င္အခု 30ေလာက္ရွိမယ္ထင္တာပါပဲ။  ဒါနဲ ့ကြ်န္မတို ့Hotel ကိုျပန္လာခ့ဲၾကတယ္။ Hotelမွာလဲဧည့္ၾကိဳေကာင္မေလးက ကြ်န္မကို ထပ္ျပီးေတာ့စကၠဴေလယာဥ္ပ်ံေပးျပန္ေရာ။ ေနာက္ဓါတ္ေလွကားထဲမွာ ေနာက္ထပ္စကၠဴေလယာဥ္ပ်ံ 3ခုထပ္ ေတြ ့တယ္။ ျပီးေတာ့ ကြ်န္မအခန္းကိုျပန္တဲ့လမ္းတစ္ေလွ်ာက္မွာ ေနာက္ထပ္10ခု။ ကြ်န္မေလ ျပန္ေျပာရင္းေတာင္ျပံဳးမိတယ္။ ကြ်န္မ အခန္းေပါက္၀ကိုေရာက္လာတယ္။ အခန္းတံခါးဖြင့္လိုက္ေတာ့ အခန္းထဲမွာ ကြ်န္မနဲ ့Peterနဲ ့ခရီးသြားခဲ့တဲ့တစ္ေလွ်ာက္ရိုက္ခဲ့တဲ့ဓါတ္ပံုေတြ ေနရာအနွံ ့မွာခ်ိတ္ထားတယ္။ ေနာက္ကမာၻလံုးပံုေျမပံု နဲ ့ေရွးတုန္းကခရီးေဆာင္အိတ္ေတြအခန္းထဲမွာ။ ေနာက္ကြ်န္မသြားခ်င္တဲ့ေနရာေတြ၊ နိုင္ငံေတြကိုလမ္းညႊန္တဲ့ ဆိုင္းဘုတ္ပံုစံနဲ ့ကုတင္တိုင္ေတြမွာကပ္ထားတယ္။  Peter ကအံ့ၾသသင့္ေနတဲ့ကြ်န္မကို စားပြဲေပၚကိုလက္ညွိဳးထိုးျပတယ္။ စားပြဲေပၚမွာပန္းေရာင္ Passport ေလးရွိေနပါတယ္။ ဒီ Passport ေလးထဲမွာ Peter နဲ႕ ကြ်န္မနဲ ့စျပီး ဆံုခဲ့တဲ့အေၾကာင္း ၊ ကြ်န္မကိုဘယ္ေလာက္ခ်စ္ေၾကာင္းေတြကို ေရးထားျပီးေတာ့ ေနာက္ပိုင္း စာရြက္ေတြဟာကြ်န္မတို ့အတူတူသြားလည္ခဲ့တဲ့နိုင္ငံေတြရဲ့ Visa Stamp ေတြနဲ ့ျပည့္ေနတယ္ ။ အမွတ္တရျဖစ္ေစတဲ့အေၾကာင္းအရာေလးေတြပါ Stamp ေပၚမွာေဖာ္ျပထားတယ္။ ေနာက္ဆံုးစာမ်က္နွာမွာေတာ့ ဒီ Passport စာအုပ္ေလးကိုေသခ်ာျပန္ၾကည့္ပါဆိုတဲ့ စာတိုေလးတစ္ေၾကာင္း။ ဒီစာေလးအတိုင္းကြ်န္မလညး္ေသခ်ာျပန္ၾကည့္ျဖစ္ေတာ့မွ အရမ္းလွတဲ့ေစ့စပ္လက္စြပ္ေလးတစ္ကြင္းကို ရွာေတြ ့ပါတယ္။ ဒီ December လေလးဟာ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ မဂၤလာလပါ။ လက္ထပ္ထိမ္းျမားဖို ့၊ ေစ့စပ္ေၾကာင္းလမ္းဖို့အေကာင္းဆံုးလတစ္ခုပါ။ တစ္သက္မွာတစ္မဂၤလာမို ့ ကိုယ့္ခ်စ္သူကို ကိုယ္ဘယ္ေလာက္တန္ဖိုးထားေၾကာင္းကို Propose လုပ္ရင္းျဖစ္ေစ ၊ သာမာန္ Anniversary နဲ ့ခ်စ္သူေမြးေန ့မွာပဲျဖစ္ေစ၊ Honeymoonမွာျဖစ္ေစ ခရီးသြားရင္း သက္ေသျပနိုင္ဖို ့ဆုိရင္ LITS ကို သတိရေပးပါေနာ္။  http://howheasked.com/rhea-peter-travel-themed-proposal ဒီ Original Article ေလးကို ဆီေလ်ာ္ေအာင္ ဘာသာျပန္ဆိုထားတာပါ။...

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Land Restriction and Permit of foreigners in Myanmar by States

 According to Ministry of Immigration's announcement in September 2014, retricted Areas for foreigners and tourists are as follow: Kachin State   Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas  PutaoTownshipMachanbawTownshipMansiTownshipMomaukTownshipLwegeSub- TownshipDotphoneyan Sub- TownshipWaingmawTownshipHsadoneSub- TownshipKanpaiktiSub- Township Areas needed permission ......

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Why you should not visit Orphanages while visiting Myanmar

Children are not tourist attractions : Myanmar offers many beautiful, exotic and interesting sites to visit but an orphanage is not one of them. During your visit in Myanmar, you may be invited (Definitely not by LITS)  to visit ......

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Myanmar allows 24 more countries for online Visa

The following 24 countries have been added to current 43 e-visa permitted countries since 02 Oct 2014 by Myanmar Immigration : 1. Argentina2. Austria3. Bulgaria4. Chile5. Colombia6. Croatia7. Cyprus8. Estonia9. Greece10. Hungary11. Ireland12. Latvia13. Lithuania14. Luxembourg15. Malta16. Mongolia17. Panama18. Peru19. Portugal20. Romania21. Slovakia22. Slovenia23. Sweden24. ......

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Myanmar's New E visa for 41 countries worldwide

Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015.The e-visa is open to tourists from 41 ......

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Myanmar's Visa Free Agreement with other ASEAN countries

On September 11, Myanmar Minister of Immigration and Population, Mr Khin Yi announced that Myanmar is in the talk with four ASEAN neighbours : Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei to waive visa requirement for Myanmar Citizens. Under common ASEAN visa scheme, Myanmar ......

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What Myanmar tells about Buddhism . . . .

Myanmar is a very religious Buddhist country. You can see it by touring around 3 cities: Sagaing, Bagan and Mandalay. There are actually 3 elements that matter the most which is 1. Pha ya ( Buddha itself) 2. Ta ya ( Buddhism Literature/ way of living ......

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