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Traditional Myanmar Dishes Uniquely Tangy
Betel nuts are also popular since used for appetite suppression, you don't feel hungry after you eat...
kimpark67, Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of
April 03, 2013
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Should You Bring Kids to Myanmar? Definitely!
All Regions
go to ngwe saung beach, there lots of other families with thier kids there, its very safe, a great...
fishhook, Japan Japan
March 26, 2013
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Hotel Industry Hustling to Provide Rooms in Yangon
For my last trip I compared the rates, read reviews online and crossed checked the hotel website and...
babyone, Singapore Singapore
March 05, 2013
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Hurtful Sanctions Still Cloud Myanmar's Future
Sanctions don't work. Time try something new. Do business!...
takuro, Japan Japan
March 28, 2013
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Now the World Wants to Know All About Myanmar
I want to do take history classes about Burma, I have been to Myanmar, but now that I have been...
SophiaM, Australia Australia
April 13, 2013
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History & Geography

History & Geography

Prehistory: The Stone Age of Myanmar
19 Aug 2013
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How old is this land called Myanmar (Burma)? It goes back to when people lived and died without anyone recording it.
Meiktila: Military Capital with a New Future
11 Jul 2013
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Myanmar’s “capital cities” are spread across the country.
U Thant: A Face of Burma Recognized Everywhere
09 Jul 2013
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To many people in the Western world, Burma was mostly a place immortalized by 19th-century English writers, and the jungle-infested location of World War II fighting
The Hump: An Airlift That Helped Win the War
07 Jul 2013
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From 1941 to 1945, the whole of the Far East was blazing in the fires of World War II. Myanmar (Burma), in those days a colony of the British Empire, did not avoid the conflict’s fiery reach. Military history enthusiasts know Burma as one of...
Hidden Riches Lie in Myanmar Riverbeds
13 Jun 2013
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Considerable fortunes have been made from humble riverbeds. Myanmar’s riverbeds are a potential treasure trove.
Myanmar Mystery Place: The Lake of No Return
11 Jun 2013
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On the India/Myanmar border in Myanmar’s far north is a lake with an ominous name and an even more ominous reputation.
Myanmar’s Old and Rich Valley of the Red Rubies
01 May 2013
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After spending hours and hours on roads from Mandalay that traverse mountain, jungle, and farmland, you may find yourself in the Mogok Valley.
Prehistory People: The Pyu Past Still a Mystery
05 Apr 2013
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Myanmar (Burma) history usually begins with the arrival of the first Burmese settlers around the 8th century AD. Everything that happened before then is classified as prehistory.
Don't Miss Yangon’s Top 5 Colonial-Era Buildings
05 Apr 2013
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It has the highest concentration of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia. Yangon is pretty much bursting at the seams with grand architecture.
Old Burma Maps Tell the Story of Historic Change
05 Apr 2013
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For centuries, maps have been an item that any real traveler needs. Over time, old maps also come in handy in the exploration of history.
Burma... as Told in the Tales of Marco Polo
05 Apr 2013
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Two people shared a tiny cell in one of the prisons of Genoa, one of Europe's largest cities on the Mediterranean Sea and the largest seaport in Italy. They had been taken captive by the Genoese.
Final Battle for Burma in 1945 was in Meiktila
04 Apr 2013
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The Year is 1945. A vicious period of war was about to erupt, and the fate of all Asia was hanging in the balance.
Olde Italian Impressed By Elephants, Rhinos
25 Mar 2013
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An Italian merchant and explorer, Nicolo de Conti, wandered into northern Myanmar (Burma) in the 1400s, the first recorded visit by a European. The things he saw!
The French Never Made it to Myanmar
25 Mar 2013
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Myanmar (Burma) in the late 19th century was France's for the taking, ripe and ready as a low-hanging mango. The situation was…delicieux.
Battle of the Tennis Court Leads to Burma Freedom
25 Mar 2013
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History sometimes serves up curious pieces of information. One such curiosity occurred in 1942 as part of the invasion of Burma by Japanese forces.
A Siamese Queen Dies on Her War Elephant
25 Mar 2013
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When invading Burmese forces in 1548 threatened the survival of Siam, Queen Suriyothai mounted her war elephant and valiantly rode into the thick of battle to protect her husband.
The Mon People Became a True Phoenix Kingdom
25 Mar 2013
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Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is one of the most recognizable features of Myanmar. It is hard to find a book or brochure that lacks at least one illustration of this magnificent landmark.
Mayazedi Inscription: A Burmese Rosetta Stone
25 Mar 2013
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The famous Rosetta Stone on display in London’s British Museum is well-known because its inscriptions allowed modern linguists to finally decipher the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Bagan: Capital of the World's Ancient Past
25 Mar 2013
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The so-called World Heritage Sites are places so extraordinary, so beautiful, so downright awe-inspiring, that they must be preserved for future generations. Bagan is not among them!
The Future of Myanmar: Imagine the Possibilities
25 Mar 2013
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Naysayers are missing Myanmar’s potential emergence as a global power. They are displaying a breathtaking lack of foresight about Myanmar’s possibilities for greatness.
Bagan is a City of Sunsets, Temples, Hot Air Balloons
25 Mar 2013
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The capital of the first Myanmar Empire and home to over 2,000 pagodas and Buddhist temples dating backing almost 1,500 years, the ancient city of Bagan is rich in history and splendor.
Myanmar Turns a New Leaf...a Mulberry Nation
18 Mar 2013
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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.
Guts: The Brave Chindits of the Second World War
06 Mar 2013
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They were a special force named after a mythical Burmese beast, half lion, half-flying griffin.
China  Finds Shortcut Around Strait of Malacca
27 Feb 2013
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One can think of Myanmar (Burma) as a Strait of Malacca bypass, a shortcut around a dangerous ocean passage that gets more hazardous every year.
Siamese Captives Bring Deer Dance to Burma
27 Feb 2013
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Dance as an art form is transcendental. It means you don’t have to be part of a culture or speak a foreign language to understand its expression.