Myanmar

Myanmar is located in southeast Asia between Thailand, China and India. Due to its rapid changes and openess, many see it as the next frontier of business opportunities. CNN and Lonely Planet chose Myanmar as the world's number 2 best destinations 2012. Being the 40th largest country and 25th most populated, Myanmar has so much room for growth.

We, together with the leader of change Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, welcome you all with open arms to travel or to invest in Myanmar. Preview Myanmar though our photo slideshows. We hope that our new rating features of hotel reivews and restaurant reviews can guide you best to your needs. Welcome!

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Yankin Taung

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Tapestry Workshop

Throughout Myanmar, Mandalay Shwe-gyi-do Quarter is the best place for embroidery and appliqué work. Materials used in embroidery and appliqué workers include, golden silvery thread, sequins (plastic metal) velvet, satin, colored cloth, paper produced in Shan State and glue from sticky rice. In making an embroidery cloth or a tapestry, the cloth has to stretch on a wooden frame, about one foot high above the ground and embroider on it later.
 

Bronze Casting Workshop

 
Bronze Casting can be studied at a place called Tampawadi between Mandalay and Amarapura. Buddha images, bells, gongs, tri gongs, and other figures such as images of the nat (spirit) and of famous persons are cast here. 
 

Traveller Tips

If this is your first time to visit Myanmar, here are some of the important tips for a traveller.

Best time to Visit
You can visit Myanmar all the year round but the best time to come is between October and February as the weather during this period is neither too hot nor wet.  
 

Stone Carving Workshop

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The marble carving workshop is near Mahamuni Pagoda. Marble are from the Sagin quarry about 35 miles (56km) north of Mandalay. Many religious items, mainly Buddha images and stone slabs for inscription, are produced. Other figures such as images of other religions, animal figures are also made by order.
 

Mount Zwekabin

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info Mt. Zwekabin is in Hpa-an city , the Karen State , near Thai border. Trekking or biking to 723 meter high Mt. Zwekabin is exciting. To get the top , it will take about 2 to 3 hours for hiking. It’s background is full of excitement with the Thanlwin River. On the top , there is Sacred Hair Enshrined Pagoda. There are so many legendaries about Mt. Zwekabin. So trekking or biking or hiking on Mt. Zwekabin is very interesting and become popular among tourists. This route is still virgin.
 

Important Telephone Numbers (Yangon)

 
Telephone Area Code : 01
Fire Brigade
Emergency - 191
Central Fire Station - 252011, 252022
 

Reh Lake

info Chin State is a mountainous region and lies in the Northwest of the Union of Myanmar. Towns and villages in Chin State are situated on the mountain ranges (or) among the valley and plains.
 

Kyaik Pun Pagoda

     
info  Kyaikpun Pagoda is a pagoda in the Bago Division of Burma, in the city of Bago. Most notably, Kyaik Pun Pagoda is the home to the Four Seated Buddha shrine, a 90 ft (27 m) statue depicting the four Buddhas namely Kakusandha, Konagamana, Kassapa, and Gautama seated in four positions, sitting back to back to four directions. The Four Seated Buddha was built by King Migadippa of Bago in the 7th Century AD (tradition) and renovated by King Dhammazedi in the 15th century AD.
 

Deedote Waterfall

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info There are certain natural phenomena to which humans are irresistibly drawn: Everyone loves a vivid sunset, and who doesn't enjoy bathing in starlight during a fierce meteor shower? Likewise, some geological features are magnets for seekers of beauty and relaxation - among them are beaches, mountain peaks and, perhaps most magical of all, waterfalls.
 

Shwemawdaw Pagoda

info  The Shwemawdaw Pagoda is a stupa located in Bago, Myanmar. It is often referred to as the Golden God Temple. At 114 metres (374 ft) in height, the Shwemadaw holds the record for the tallest pagoda in the country although the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is usually credited as the tallest pagoda in Myanmar (at 98 metres (322 ft)). Shwemadaw, along with the Shwedagon and Kyaiktiyo, are famous Mon pagodas. The pagoda's annual festival is a 10-day affair that takes place during the Burmese month of Tagu.
 

Hlawga Park

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info  Hlawga National Park is a national park located in Mingaladon, Yangon Division, Myanmar, 22 miles north of Yangon. The 1540-acre park includes an 818-acre wildlife park, a 62-acre mini-zoo and a 660-acre buffer zone.
 

Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha

 
info  See the huge statue of Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, which lies in the open with no temple or pagoda surrounding it. According to local legend, every time they wanted to construct a building over the statue, a storm brewed, preventing their efforts. Built in 2001, the statue reaches an incredible 82 m (269 ft) long. Stand next to the divine statue of the huge Buddha for a great photo opportunity, then move a bit further back to capture the whole monument in one shot. Put Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha and other Bago attractions into our Bago vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
 

Indawgyi Lake

info Indawgyi Lake is located in Moenyin Township, Kachin State, Myanmar. Indawgyi Lake is the largest inland lake not only in Myanmar but also in Southeast Asia. The measurement of the lake is 8 miles across from east to west and 15 miles from north to south. The main dominant ethnic groups dwelling around the lake are Kachin, and Shan.
 

Shwethalyaung Buddha

     
 
info The Shwethalyaung Buddha is a reclining Buddha in the west side of Bago (Pegu), Myanmar. The Buddha, which has a length of 55 metres (180 ft) and a height of 16 metres (52 ft), is believed to have been built in 994, during the reign of Mon King Migadepa. It was lost in 1757 when Pegu was pillaged. During British colonial rule, in 1880, the Shwethalyaung Buddha was rediscovered under a cover of jungle growth. Restoration began in 1881, and Buddha's mosaic pillows (on its left side) were added in 1930.
 

Moyingyi Wetland Sanctuary

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info Moneyingyi Wetland Sanctuary or Moyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve of Burma. It is located in Bago Division. It occupies an area of 100 square kilometres (40 sq mi) and was established in 1986.
 

Beikthano

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info Beikthano (Burmese: ဗိဿနိုး arranged in the flooded Minbu district (close present-day Taungdwingyi) with direct land access to the all around watered Kyaukse fields to its upper east, is the most established urban site so far found and deductively uncovered site.
 

Bagan Information

History
Bagan, formerly spelled as Pagan, dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian Era. It lies on the bend of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan can be marked to have started with King Anawrahta. He ascended the throne of Bagan in 1044. At that time, the kingdom was under the Mahayana religion. After Shin Arahan's arrival to Bagan, it converted to Theravada Buddhism. It was said to be that each and every household was able to donate an enshrined Pagoda, because of their faith in Buddhism believe and also because of their wealth. The great Shwezigon was one of King Anawrahta's donation during his time.
 

What is World Heritage Site?

info A World Heritage Site is a historic point which has been authoritatively perceived by the United Nations, particularly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
 

Naypyitaw

info Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative capital of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Centrally lovated, it is 391 km from Yangon and 302 km from Mandalay, being easily accessible from all parts of the country.