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Naypyitaw Airport

The government opened Nay Pyi Taw International Airport last week, more than four years after construction work began in April 2007.
 

Myanmar Visa Information

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Kyaing Tong

info Kyaing Tong is about 456km from Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State. Kyaing Tong is inhabited by ethnic tribes such as Wa, Shan, Akha and Lahu. Kyaing is full of temples, colonial buildings, lakes and is the most scenic town in Shan State. Kyaing Tong also carries the definition of "Walled City of Tung".
 

Bagan

Bagan (formerly spelled Pagan) goes back very nearly to the start of the Christian Era. It lies on the twist of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan might be checked to have begun with King Anawrahta. He climbed the throne of Bagan in 1044. Around then, the kingdom was under various religions. After Shin Arahan's landing to Bagan, it changed over to Theravada Buddhism.  It was said to be that every last family unit could give a consecrated Pagoda, in light of their confidence in Buddhism accept and likewise in view of their riches.       
 

Bago

info Bago was formerly known as Pegu. It is a city and the capital of Bago Division in Myanmar. It is located 80 km (about 50 miles) from Yangon. It has a population of 220,000.
 

Mandalay

Mandalay is the second biggest city in Myanmar and was created in 1857. It lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River and in the upper some piece of Myanmar. Mandalay has the Royal Palace of the last Konbaung Dynasty. Mandalay inherits numerous social legacy from the antiquated Myanmar Kingdoms and excellent spots to visit.        
 

Yangon

Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is a must-go destination of Asia today. Yangon, the commercial capital, is the main gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon has earned the name of "The Garden City of the East". Yangon was founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in AD 1755.   
 

Sule Pagoda

info The Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark. It is said to be over 2,000 years old and contains a hair given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants. Located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon. The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and so on.
 

Myitkyina

 
info Myitkyina is the Capital city of Kachin State. The town is situated in a flat valley that becomes extremely hot in the hot season and very rainy during the monsoon. There is an abundance of fruit in this state. 
 

Around Mawlamyaing

Mudon - A town 29km south of Mawlamyaing. The town is known for the cotton weaving.
 

Myeik Archipelago

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info The Myeik Archipelago covers an area of about 36,000 square kilometres in the southern most part of Myanmar. There are about 800 islands in this area making this place an attractive tourist destination.
 

Kyaikkami

info The village of Kyaikkhami is 15 miles (24km) from the town of Thanbyuzayat and is famous for the pagoda of the same name which is located on a reef about 900 feet (274m) from the sea shore and thus usually called Ye Lel Paya, "pagoda amidst water".The locals usually call as "Kyaikkhami Ye Lel Paya".
 

General Information of Mandalay

info Founded at 1857
Founded by King Mindon 
 

Botahtaung Pagoda

info The Botahtaung Pagoda is located on the Botahtaung Paya Road. Situated beside the Yangon River, the Botahtaung Pagoda means literally the Pagoda of the thousand military leaders and they were the ones who escorted the relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago.
 

Getting around in Yangon

Public Transport in Yangon
Bus
There are over 250 bus lines running around Yangon. There are over 2.5 million commuters a day. Recently, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) was introduced as new fuel for buses operating in Yangon. The bus fares starts from Ks 40 to Ks 120, depending on the distance the traveller takes.
 

Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market)

info Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon, on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The market was first built and inaugurated on the present premises in 1926. It was named Scott Market after Mr. C. Scott, the then Municipal Commissioner. Nowadays, it is called Bogyoke Aung San Market in honor of our national leader General Aung San.
 

General Information of Yangon

Age: 2500 years
Area: 576 km²
Population: 4,082,000
Location: Latitude: 16°48' N, 96°9' E
 

Shwedagon 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.  
 

Important Telephone Numbers

Police: 199
Tourist Police (Tourist Safety Unit): 01-376166. 642742. 549209
 

Thanbyuzayat

info The name of the town is taken from a not-too-long rest house roofed with galvanized iron standing near the marketplace. A war memorial here holds the graves of 3,770 British, Australian, Dutch and Gurkha prisoners-of-war who died while constructing the infamous "death railway" under supervision of Japanese forces during the Second World War.