Shwedagon Paya
PICTURED: Shwedagon Paya

Hot spots

The Rare Burmese Star Tortoises Need Your Help
Save them! Turtles have been on earth much longer than people, they are unchanged in form, since...
Franco, Italy Italy
April 03, 2013
Read More
Here Comes Cosmetic Surgery Makeover
Burmese women don't need it. They have a really special natural beauty there, hopefully the entry of...
Mammoth, United Kingdom United Kingdom
March 11, 2013
Read More
China’s Unending Love Affair with Burmese Jade
Kachin State
i want some! the jade jewellery just stands out so much, it like beams across the room drawing...
transientbeauty, Canada Canada
April 05, 2013
Read More
New U.S. Ambassador Will Help Boost Prosperity
Heard good things about him too, lots of tough issues for him to deal with though since he joined,...
foxqueen, Sweden Sweden
April 08, 2013
Read More
The Hump: An Airlift That Helped Win the War
The Hump - slick name. They sent planes out to get over Japanese "Hump"! ...
RichardTW,
July 11, 2013
Read More

Beginners Guide

Beginners Guide

Google offering Burmese on the WorldWide Web
23 Jan 2015
Beginners Guide | Current Affairs | 0 comments
Burmese now one of 90 languages in Google mix.
Getting an eVisa through Myanmar’s New System
23 Oct 2014
Pre-trip Preparations | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
Is it time to get a visa to Myanmar, but have no time to go to the embassy? Myanmar now has the long-awaited eVisa system!
Fun: Zip Around Mandalay on a Rented Motorbike
01 Oct 2014
Explore | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
If you’re up for a bit of adventure and have the skills, motorbiking is the perfect way to get around.
Road Trip: Take the Bus from Bagan to Inle Lake
27 Aug 2014
Explore | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
Suffering from temple fatigue? Maybe it’s time to go relax with nature at Inle Lake. Just take the bus.
'Sleeping' on the Train from Yangon to Mandalay
25 Jun 2014
Explore | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
Want to take the sleeper train from Yangon to Mandalay? Read on and maybe take the bus instead...
An American in Yangon: On to a Floating Pagoda
18 Jun 2014
Explore | Beginners Guide | 0 comments | Blake Felder
In Yangon and only have a few days to explore the country? Blake Felder offers some more tips
Traveling the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan
27 May 2014
Explore | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
If you’re not in a hurry and want to get to Bagan, taking the river ferry is a great choice.
Renting Electric bikes in Bagan
18 Apr 2014
Explore | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
Here’s a way to get around that you might not have considered: the electric bike.
Here's How to Buy Your Train Tickets in Yangon
24 Mar 2014
Explore | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
Have some time on your hands? Trains are a great way to see the countryside, but beware of sleeper trains!
Here are the Current Travel Restrictions
Introduction to Myanmar While Still in Bangkok
05 Mar 2014
Food & Drink | Pre-trip Preparations | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
If you’re in Bangkok and wondering about the country to the West, here’s a guide for you.
Need a Visa? Get One in Bangkok in 8 Easy Steps
05 Feb 2014
Pre-trip Preparations | Beginners Guide | 0 comments
So you’ve made it to Bangkok and you still need a Visa for Myanmar. Not to worry, we can help you out.
Myanmar Quickie Guide: Skim it, Get Outta Here!
26 Sep 2013
Beginners Guide | 0 comments
Rip this off the screen and stuff it in your pocket: It’s all you need to know.
Myanmar: By Any Name, It is a Great Place to Visit
11 Sep 2013
Beginners Guide | 0 comments
Mischief and mystery behind what people call it
Myanmar Surely Has the World’s Cutest Children
01 May 2013
Beginners Guide | 2 comments
When they finally hold a competition to determine which country has the cutest kids, Myanmar is bound to win the title. The photo record is sure to produce a ton of awww from those with a soft spot for little folks.
Bleached Reefs? Not at Mergui's St. Luke Island
05 Apr 2013
Beginners Guide | 2 comments
Finding the perfect beach can be a challenge as previous hot-spots become overcrowded and over-developed. Fortunately, pristine beaches and lush coral reefs do still exist.
Yangon’s Top Three Shopping Markets
05 Apr 2013
Beginners Guide | 2 comments
Yangon is a shopper’s paradise. If you’ve got a taste for unique products and an eye for a bargain, you’ll fit right in here.
Shwedagon Pagoda Enters the World Stage
05 Apr 2013
Beginners Guide | 1 comments
There are certain landmarks throughout the world that have transcended bricks and mortar and become iconic representations of their countries. In other words, they’ve entered the super league.
Our Top 5 Fishing and Tourist Villages / Areas
05 Apr 2013
Beginners Guide | 1 comments
Myanmar (Burma) has only recently begun to open up to tourists, and many are impressed by what they find when they venture out to its many fishing communities.
Plan to hitchhike across Myanmar? It's illegal.
27 Mar 2013
Beginners Guide | 2 comments
You have passed him, or picked him up, or indeed been a hitchhiker yourself—a person who depends on a thumb to get to a desired destination. Not a good idea in Myanmar.
At Day's End, Don't Miss All the Nightlife in Yangon
27 Mar 2013
Beginners Guide | 1 comments
Yangon's nightlife is bright and getting brighter with every new nightspot that opens its doors and live band that steps on stage. Are you missing out on it?
The World's Birders Now Watching These 5 Species
25 Mar 2013
Beginners Guide | 1 comments
More than 1,000 species of birds thrive in Myanmar's unspoiled wilderness. And now that travel restrictions have been eased, bird watchers are flocking to this country in record numbers.
Shopping in Yangon: We’re talking MALLS!
24 Mar 2013
Beginners Guide | 1 comments
Shopping is always a part of the vacation experience no matter where in the world you visit, and Myanmar (Burma) is no different.
10 Top Activities at Ngwe Saung (Silver Beach)
24 Mar 2013
Beginners Guide | 1 comments
Believe the hype. Ngwe Saung (Silver Beach) will fulfill your expectations and then some. This stretch of paradise is very quickly making all-time favorites lists.
Myanmar Turns a New Leaf...a Mulberry Nation
18 Mar 2013
Explore | Transcend | Beginners Guide | History & Geography | 7 comments
Myanmar (Burma) is shaped like a slightly curled mulberry leaf lying gently against the Southeast Asian landmass—its long stem paralleling the Andaman Sea coastline. How appropriate, because Myanmar is turning a new leaf.