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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Glazed plaque

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Glazed plaques depicting various nat figures paying homage with flowers and other offerings can be seen at Ananda and Mingalar pagodas. Those at Ananda are encrypted with Mon-language script, while the ones at Mingalar show Myanmar inscriptions. Visitors to Damayazika, Shwe Pat Leik, Ananda and Mingalar pagodas can see ceramic tiles depicting episodes from the 550 past lives of Glazed plaque the Buddha.
 

Three famous hilltop pagodas in Thandwe

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info Sandaw Pagoda, built in 784 AD and named after a hair relic of the Buddha enshrined within, is located at the southern end of town near the Thandwe River. Andaw Pagoda (761 AD) holds a Buddha tooth relic and can be found on the opposite bank of the river.
 

Mingalazedi

info Mingalazedi ('Blessing Stupa') was built in 1277 by Narathihapati. It was the very last of the large Late period monuments to be built before the kingdom's decline, thus representing the final flowering of Bagan's architectural skills.
 

Important Telephone Numbers (Naypyitaw)

 
Telephone Area Code : 067
Myanma Post and Telecommunication
Auto Exchange - 422222, 420111, 421111
Fault Complaint - 420100, 420000
Post Office - 420002
 

Tu Yin Taung Pagoda

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info Tuyin Taung or the Tuyin hill is located on the eastern side of the Ayeyarwaddy River bank of Bagan.
 

Setse Beach

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info  It lies 24km south of Kyaikkami and 16km southwest of Thanbyuzayut, Mon State. It is a very wide, brown-sand beach that tends toward tidal flats when the shallow surf-line recedes at low tide.
 

Tanintharyi Region

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info Tanintharyi Region lies at the southern end of Myanmar. The Region has common borders with Thailand on the east and south-east, Mon State on the north, and Andaman Sea on the west. The area of the Region is 16,735 square miles. Out of about 1,000 islands along Myanmar's coastline over 800 are in Tanintharyi coast.
 

Mount Hponkan Razi

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A Trip to Mount Hponkan Razi, this topic is based on an Expedition to Hponkan Razi Region in the past years.Hponkan Razi Mountain is situated in Putao District, northernmost part of Myanmar.
 

Shwe Dagon Pagoda

info In the capital city of Yangon, you will find the magnificent fabulous Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda sits upon holy Singuttara Hill, visible from miles away. Shwedagon is the most sacred pagoda as it enshrines the relics of the three earlier buddhas and the eight hairs of Gautama Buddha. It rises 99.4 metres (326 feet), with the perimeter measuring 432.8 metres (1,420 feet) and glittering in gold. The very top is tipped with a 76-carat diamond. Legend has it that the Shwedagon Pagoda is 2500 years old.  
 

Letkhokkone Beach

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info Let-khok-kone beach, located 30 km from Yangon is the nearest beach and is therefore a popular weekend picnic site. It is reached by a ferry boat ride to Dallah followed by a 3 hours' drive. This beach can get very busy at times, especially on public holidays.
 

Mogok Township

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MOGOK TOWNSHIP COVERS AN AREA OF 455 SQUARE MILES, AT AN ELEVATION RANGING FROM 3800 TO 4700 FEET. THE 128-MILE ROAD FROM MANDALAY PASSES THROUGH BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS AND DEEP, LUSH VALLEYS OFFERING SPECTACULAR SCENERY WITH VIRTUALLY NO VILLAGES.
 

Pakkoku

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 info On the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River, lies this town, near Bagan. Pakkoku is well-known for the production of Tobacco. Other than Tobacco plantation, it also produces palm sugar jaggery, thanakha logs, longyis and blankets called "Anyar Saung". Pakkoku is accessible from Mandalay by car and by ferry boat.
 

Shopping in Yangon

 
The main tourist destination in Yangon is the Bogyoke Market, where most of the Myanmmar made souvenirs are available. Traditional art & crafts such as Lacquerware, Paintings, Antiques, Tapestries, Textile, Souvenirs, Gems & Jewelries are available in this market and in downtown Yangon.
 

Nga Yant Min Cave & Yankin Hill

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The Yankin Hill is located in the east of Mandalay. Yankin Hill meaning “away from danger”, shows harmony and tranquility of Mandalay. Nga Yant Min Cave is situated at Yankin Hill, about 5 miles (8km) east of Mandalay and 884ft (269m) above the sea level.
 

Hotels in Yangon

Accommodation in Myanmar is easy and comfortable. There are luxury 5 star hotels to cheap motels. Either the corresponding Travel Agent can arrange for the accommodation or one can do it by themselves without any problem.
 

Setkyathiha Pagoda

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A short distance south-west of the Zegyo Market on 85th St, this pagoda rises from an elevated masonry platform. It was badly damaged during World War II, but was subsequently repaired. Its main point of interest is the five-metre-high seated Buddha image cast in bronze by King Bagyidaw in Inwa in 1823 just before the First Anglo-Burmese War broke out.
 

Shwebo

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info Hsinbyushin, moved the capital to Amarapura in the 1780s, and the city has been in decline ever since.
 

Wood Carving Workshop

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In Mandalay area, wood carving workshops produce many different figures from wood; they not only religious items such as Buddha images but also other items, such as figures and curving of ornamental and decorative flowers. The workshops are near the Mahamuni Pagoda and in Tampawaddy.
 

Kantharyar Beach

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info  Kantharyar Beach is the Rakhing State's third pleasant beach resort. Kantharyar by its name meaning the pleasant beach in Myanmar. The beach is about 2km long.
 

Kandawgyi Lake of Mandalay & Pyi Gyi Mon Royal Barge

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It was formerly known as the Tet Thay In. It is situated in west Than Lyet Maw, Chan Mya Thazi Township. It covers 322.43 hectares. It is 3657.6m long from north to south and 975.36m from east to west.