Yangon is the country’s economic hub and the biggest city with nearly 6 million people. It is a city with very special charms. You can walk under green trees through its neighbourhood, and take trishaws, which are taxi carts pulled by bicycles, through the streets with a few …



If Yangon is a little England of Asia, Mandalay is genuine Myanmar. It is where the culture, and tradition arts and crafts have been passed on for generations. You can see how the city’s small industries such as tapestry, weaving, and pottery are thriving. Althoughit is developing …



In the middle of Myanmar’s central “dry zone” lies an area once home to tens of thousands of glittering temples, pagodas and monasteries – Bagan. Although it is not the very beginning of Myanmar history, it is possibly the first symbol of Myanmar’s glories and grandeur. There …


Mt Popa, an oasis in the dryland

Just 46 kilometre from Bagan to the south is a green land within the dry zone – Mt Popa, an extinct volcano rising about 1,500 meters above sea level. The area’s richness in water sources and fertile soil thus has earned the mountain itself and the surrounding areas an oasis …




About one and a half hour’s drive from Bagan is the town of Salay, a colorful old religious center in central Myanmar, on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwady River, hometown of Myanmar’s famous 19th Century poet and play-writer U Ponnya, who is often likened to William …



Inle Lake

In Nyaung Shwe township in southern Shan State sits Inle, the country’s second biggest lake after Indawgyi in Kachin State. Rimmed by high hills, the lake – referred to as the “Venice of the East” by some visitors – bears 17 villages that are built on patches of silt known …


Golden Rock Pagoda, or Kyaikhtiyo

A gilded boulder topped by a small pagoda that sits precariously at the edge of cliff some 1100 meters above sea level; located about 160 km southeast of Yangon perched high over thick Mon State forests. While it can take some effort to make it to the top, the reward is worth it …



Mawlamyine ( Mawlamyaing/Moulmein )

About 280 km to Yangon’s southeast is a city described in the opening lines of Rudyard Kipling’s 19th century poem Road to Mandalay: “By the old Moulmein pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea …



About 80 kilometres northeast of Yangon is the city of Bago, where the ancient royal capital of Hanthawaddy once stood as an important centre of commerce and Theravada Buddhism from 14th to 16th centuries. It was a city from where ….




Kalaw is a hill town that stands 1320 meter above sea level on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. Away from dust, noise and pollution of big cities, it offers a laid-back atmosphere, amazing landscapes and a pleasant climate where the air is cooler and crisper…



Pyin Oo Lwin

Although most visitors to Myanmar stick to the major tourist sites of Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle, one place that has caught the attention of many travellers, particularly those who love flowers, is the mountain resort town of PyinOoLwin….




Ngapali is Myanmar’s premier beach getaway and earns its reputation to be one of the best beaches in the region through its idyllic stretch of pristine white sand and palm tree-lined coast, complemented by the blue clear water of the Bay of Bengal…