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Yangon: Comparing the old and new

Yangon: Comparing the old and new
March 23, 2015 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FIVE years ago in Yangon you would have been hard pressed to find a block of cheddar cheese, an ATM, an English newspaper or any western brand. Today glittering sky scrapers, malls, art galleries and supermarket chains are as much a feature of the new country as the old.

Myanmar’s tourism star on the rise after record year

Myanmar’s tourism star on the rise after record year
March 14, 2015 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

The tourism industry has been booming recently, thanks to increased flights, ease of travel, and the government’s increasingly open attitude toward the international community. Ancient sites such as the temples of Bagan, Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, and the archipelagos of Myeik are becoming priority items on more travelers’ Southeast Asia bucket lists, so much so that the Burmese government expects 2015 to be a banner year.

Touching the ancient past in Myanmar

Touching the ancient past in Myanmar
February 2, 2015 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

DESPITE Myanmar’s newly acquired status as the darling of the Asian circuit, there is still much about the nation that remains undiscovered. While renowned for its wealth of pagodas, unblemished countrysides, unspoiled coast, quaint festivities and great lakes, it’s also a country of history and has its fair share of fading ancient ruins and tumbledown structures that invoke the dynasties and grandeur of the past. Visiting these places could form part of an excellent itinerary.

10 places to visit in Myanmar’s banner year

10 places to visit in Myanmar’s banner year
January 26, 2015 - 1 Comments - Jo Lane

TOURISM in Myanmar in 2015 is expected to be a bumper year with international visitor numbers not just steadily increasing but liberally booming, as reported in this article recently. And this banner year got off to a flying start with the ASEAN Tourism Forum finishing up this week (January 22-29) attracting up to 2000 delegates…>

A nice day for a white wedding in Shan State

A nice day for a white wedding in Shan State
April 16, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

The lyrics of the famed Billy Idol song “White wedding” could well be the theme of Shan weddings in Burma, albeit without the gothic overtones.

Trekking and homestays in Myanmar’s Shan State

Trekking and homestays in Myanmar’s Shan State
April 2, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country’s northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it’s an experience not to be forgotten.

In pictures: Asia’s most ancient structures

In pictures: Asia’s most ancient structures
March 11, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

YOU won’t travel far in Asia without bumping into a crumbling ruin, temple, city or landmark built by a civilization that no longer exists. While many of these have been abandoned and are in want of some repair, with nature at times already taking over, some have been restored to something of their former glory.…>

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