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!

By Mark Harrison

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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.         
 

Shopping in Mandalay

Mandalay is full of variety to do shopping. The new Mandalay Zaycho is the main market place in Mandalay. You can get almost anything from there. Things to shop are Acheik (Mandalay Silk Longyi), Cotton clothing, Hto Moat (greasy cakes), Laphet (Pickled tea leaves), Kadipar slippers (Velvet Slippers), Silverware, Lacquerware, Jewelry, gems and more.
 

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.      
 

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.
 

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.        
 

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.  
 

Pyu Ancient Cities

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 info The Pyu city states were a gathering of city-expresses that existed from c. second century BCE to c. mid-eleventh century in present-day Upper Burma (Myanmar). The city-states were established as a component of the southward relocation by the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu individuals, the soonest occupants of Burma of whom records are extant.
 

Kandawgyi Garden and Kandawgyi Lake

info Kandawgyi Garden or Kandawgyi Nature Park is a popular recreation centre of the capital of Yangon. The area of the Garden is 110 acres, water areas is 150 acres, which makes it a total of 260 acres. You can find a variety of beautiful flowers, the natural scene of the lake water and large shady trees. There are also an orchid garden, the children play-ground, Mini Zoo, the souvenir shops and many restaurants. The playgrounds and picnic areas are favourite spots for children and teenagers. 
 

Balloon Ride

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Hot air balloon ride over the Bagan archaeological zone is a breath-taking experience, that can last in your memory in your whole life. Baloon ride tickets may cost you around $400 per person. There are 2 companies licensed to operate hot air baloon-rides in Bagan:
 

General Information of Yangon

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

Kite Boarding

Kite Boarding is very interesting and physically active sport. There is a nice spacious beach-place a  few hours away from Yangon, called Ngwe Saung Yacht Club. They offer quality, fun and safe kitesurfing lessons. Ngwe Saung Yacht Club is completely endorsed and safeguarded to educate at our uncrowded, concession affirmed showing shoreline and teach utilizing the IKO preparing plan.
 

Mandalay Palace

info The Mandalay Hill is situated to the north-east corner of the Mandalay Royal Palace. It lies from north to south, its altitude being 236.5m above sea level and its height going up to 167.64m.
 

Cooking Class

If you are a foodie, you might want to take a short cooking class while in Myanmar. There are quite professional neat cooking classes in Yangon and Bagan. We will update you with cooking class contacts info here.
 

Yadanabon Zoological Gardens

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info Yadanabon Zoological Garden is situated in the north of the Royal Palace, at the foot of the Mandalay Hill. Various kinds of animals such as elephants, tigers, lions, deer etc. can be seen.
 

Pottery Making

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Pottery is the baked ceramic material which makes up potteryware. Major sorts incorporate ceramic, stoneware and porcelain. Where such products are made is additionally called a stoneware (plural "ceramics"). Stoneware likewise alludes to the workmanship or art of a potter or the making of pottery.
 

Entertainment in Mandalay

Mandalay is a busy city which is the central trade centre of Myanmar. There are cinema halls, beauty salons, spas and karaoke lounge in the most populated part of the city. There are also many well-known astrologers and palmist in this city.
 

History of Mandalay

Mandalay, as the center of Myanmar culture, was outstanding in the past, it holds the stage now; and it will continue to be a place of pride in the future. It is situated about 600 kilometers north of Yangon on the Ayeyarwaddy river, is, with about half a Million inhabitants Myanmar's second largest city.
 

Gold Leaf Making Industry

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Mandalay is the only place to find Gold Leaf making industry. Total of 2000 very thin gold leaves can be obtained from a tickle of 24 karat pure gold after seven hours of pounding in many different steps during the process. This is the industry not being able to replace with modern machine and tourists have very good interest to this industry.
 

Food in Mandalay

Mandalay is a city with great historical heritage. Many traditional food can be tasted in this city.
 

Buddha Tooth Relic Pagoda

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The Buddha Tooth Relic Pagoda is situated on the Maha Dhamma Yan Thi Hill, to the east of the Yangon-Mandalay Highway, Shar-taw Lay Village, Amarapura Township. The Maha Dhamma Yan Thi Hill was chosen for the site of building the pagoda, and the Parikamma Ground Cleansing Ceremony was celebrated on 6-7-95. On the land which covers 364.23 hectares is built the main shrine of 49.38m in diameter and 49.38m in its Height.