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Visiting Myanmar

Some travelers bypass the famed road to Mandalay—and to Myanmar—for political reasons, but those who go have the highest praise for the country’s people and attractions. From the sweeping ancient capital of Bagan to the floating gardens on Inle Lake, the mysteries of this land exceed expectations—even for visitors who’ve waited a lifetime for a moment of Myanmar’s mystique.... Read More Some travelers bypass the famed road to Mandalay—and to Myanmar—for political reasons, but those who go have the highest praise for the country’s people and attractions. From the sweeping ancient capital of Bagan to the floating gardens on Inle Lake, the mysteries of this land exceed expectations—even for visitors who’ve waited a lifetime for a moment of Myanmar’s mystique.    Close

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Warnings and Tips for Bagan

Written by nmagann on 10 Jul, 2010

Yangon offers a far better rate of exchange than Bagan and far more choices which isn’t saying much. Prices of little things are so much more costly, stock up in Yangon if you didn’t bring enough into the country.At the tourist sites water is…Read More


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Good Lord! How Can There Be So Much WATER?

Written by nmagann on 04 Jun, 2010

Thingyan or Spring Festival is the largest and most important holiday in Myanmar. It occurs in April and last for about 4 days depending on what a seer/monk tells the government. It is the only holiday the entire government really recognizes and closes…Read More


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Money Madness

Written by nmagann on 03 Jun, 2010

The money games played should definitely be a consideration to suppress tourism until the country is ready. Although I came to educate people in English, I did venture out of my hotel during the two months there.Dual pricing extended far and wide and could…Read More


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A Helping of Hinduism

Written by nmagann on 03 Jun, 2010

Having the pleasure of visiting many Buddhist temples and monasteries, I was disappointed that I had merely paused at two Hindu temples. There always seemed to be a fortress wall around them so I could only take distant photos that I might later be able…Read More


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In a Monk's Bedroom????

Written by nmagann on 02 Jun, 2010

Having lived in Thailand, I knew women weren't to touch a monk or give anything directly to them. Furthermore, they didn't smile much less laugh. Bowing your head as monk walked by was expected. Therefore, this day's events were odd indeed. Heading into town in…Read More


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Within the Mosque

Written by nmagann on 02 Jun, 2010

I was on an overpass when I noticed down below was very nice looking mosque. I marveled at the building and tried to find a place where that would encompass the most of it in a photograph.. While taking pictures, a man called…Read More


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Over the Thai Border

Written by nofootprint on 06 Aug, 2009

Over the Thai BorderWhile visiting northern Thailand we decided to venture over the border to Mynamar.We crossed over with a guide and had no problems at all. From Chaing Rai the nearest physical border is also Thailand's most Northerly point, Mae Sai. Here Burma, Union…Read More


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The Burmese Human Landscape

Written by SeenThat on 16 Aug, 2008

Burmese PeopleMyanmar is an ethnically diverse country, much more so than neighbor Thailand. More than a hundred ethnic groups and languages exist there; but Kawthaung is within the Tanintharyi Division and near the Mon State, thus, most of its population is Bamar with a significant…Read More


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On the Road in Myanmar

Written by Ed Hahn on 29 Aug, 2006

After flying from one place to another we were finally able to go overland from Heho to Pindaya and from Pindaya to Nyaung Shwe on the shores of Inlé Lake then back to Heho. As you might guess, traveling by road is a great…Read More


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Sights in Pindaya

Written by Ed Hahn on 25 Aug, 2006

Pindaya is a small quiet town perched on the bank of the placid Botoloke Lake. It also contains at least two large monastery compounds with numerous pagodas and stupas, all in different stages of preservation or dilapidation, depending on your view of things. It is…Read More


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