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Here are Top 10 Places to Visit in Old Mandalay
Scorching hot here in summer! Wear big hats and triple up on sunscreen! We had a great time, but we...
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May 04, 2013
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Here Comes Cosmetic Surgery Makeover
Burmese women don't need it. They have a really special natural beauty there, hopefully the entry of...
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March 11, 2013
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Famous Entertainers with Ancestry in Myanmar
wow! I did not know she was part burmese, thats awesome...
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April 05, 2013
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Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon Region
Looks great at night, hard to miss this one...
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January 03, 2013
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Can Yangon's Colonial Architecture be Saved?
A tricky situation to be sure. Hopefully the best examples of colonial architecture have been...
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March 06, 2013
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Weird & Wonderful

Weird & Wonderful

His Head in the Clouds: Myanmar’s Tallest Man
23 Oct 2013
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You’d think that someone nearly eight feet tall would stand out in a crowd. Surprisingly, not in Myanmar.
Go, Myanmar! Give Ol' Disney an Exciting Ride
19 Sep 2013
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It is time for a theme fun park in Yangon
A Pleasant Pheasant with a Fine British Connection
29 Aug 2013
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Myanmar is home to an extremely wide variety of birds, one of which has an upper-class name to match the male bird’s classy plumage.
Sticky-footed Tokay Geckos Hang Around
28 Aug 2013
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Tokay geckos are fascinating and colorful climbers who irritated many American GIs in Vietnam with their incessant mating croak.
The Barred Eagle Owl is a Real Hoot
22 Aug 2013
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Also known as the Malay Eagle Owl, this owl makes its home in subtropical and tropical lowland forests, including those in Myanmar (Burma).
Scorpions: Avoid Them, Except in Rice Wine
21 Aug 2013
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In Myanmar (Burma), scorpions are found in both arid and heavily-forested regions ranging from the Thai-Myanmar border to the Bagan plains
Myanmar's Crested Wood Partridge is One Fat Bird
20 Aug 2013
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The lowland rainforests of Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, and Sumatra are home to a funny, fat little bird.
Spotted Dog is Typical of Myanmar’s Uniqueness
15 Aug 2013
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When retired New Zealand scientist and photographer-tourist Philip Poole ventured into Inthein market at Myanmar’s Inle Lake, he came across a creature that startled him.
Listen Up! Rhino Horn is no Substitute for Viagra!
14 Aug 2013
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Mother Nature’s own four-legged military tank is only a breath away from extinction, thanks in large part to the insatiable human desire for “natural” male enhancement.
Top 10 Things to Do in Ngapali Beach!
12 Aug 2013
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Ngapali Beach is your chance to take time out from the big cities but remain immersed in the culture of Myanmar (Burma).
10 Interesting Sights at Inle Lake
08 Aug 2013
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This has got to be one of the most unusual places to visit in Myanmar because there is so much that is both weird and wonderful in one place. After careful consideration, we have selected our Top Ten "not-to-miss" attractions on your visit to Inle...
Multi-Faceted Tourmaline Is a Real Electric Beauty
17 Apr 2013
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Tourmaline belongs to the large group of silicates that includes gems like emerald, garnet, amethyst, opal, and topaz.
Introducing a Bright and Lovely Myanmar Plant
17 Apr 2013
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Health warning: Sunglasses required. This is one dazzling plant.
In Search of Burma’s Shipwrecked Treasures
05 Apr 2013
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Much of the world’s buried treasure now resides behind glass in museums from California to Japan. But there's some underwater off the coast of Myanmar.
Watch Out, Bangkok! Yangon a Contender Now
05 Apr 2013
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Nothing beats a battle between heavyweight rivals. When the big guys slug it out, the world pays attention. This match is coming soon.
World’s Smallest Deer is Soooooo Danged Cute!
05 Apr 2013
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If it’s lucky, the leaf Muntjac deer reaches about 20 inches in height, and may weigh in at a scale-shattering 25 pounds.
A Real Bumper Crop of Vintage Cars in Yangon
05 Apr 2013
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Yangon is an enchanting mix of old and new.
Pagoda Land: You Won’t Know Where to Bagan
05 Apr 2013
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When you think about Bagan, sometimes you wonder… why so many stupas?
Motala, the Elephant, Given a Prosthetic Leg
05 Apr 2013
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A fabricated leg has given the 50-year-old hard-working elephant a chance for a more normal life.
Hkakabo Razi: The Final Himalayan Conquest
05 Apr 2013
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Until 1993, foreigners were not allowed into the remote reaches of Myanmar's Kachin State in the far north.
Giant Stingray: A Critter with a Mean Switchblade
04 Apr 2013
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The Mekong region of Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Thailand is home to a creature both fascinating and horrifying.
Chin Body Art Was a Custom to Die For
04 Apr 2013
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It’s not something you’ll see every day, not even in Chin State. The ancient custom of face tattooing has been outlawed for several decades.
A White-Handed Gibbon: Look, Ma, No Facial Hair!
03 Apr 2013
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Lar, or white-handed gibbons, are another example of the exotic creatures to be found in Myanmar (Burma).
Go Ahead. ‘Tak’ a Guess... Goatelope or Anteloat?
03 Apr 2013
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The answer is neither. This unusual creature is known as a Takin, an endangered bovid that is related to domestic sheep and goats without actually being one.
What’s The Great Mormon Doing Here in Myanmar?
03 Apr 2013
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If it seems odd to see an allusion to the American-based religion in a site dedicated to a Buddhist country, know this: We are talking about a type of swallowtail butterfly found throughout Southeast Asia.