Month: September 2009

Nyaungshwe sight seeing

Nyaungshwe, which is the entrance town to the north of Inle Lake is a laid back town filled with tourists. There are only a few places to see in Nyaungshwe. However, these places are worth a visit while you are…

New Myanmar kyat note

Myanmar (Burmese) state media on September 24 announced the distribution of new currency notes from the central bank of Myanmar. The new notes are in 5000 kyat denomination, and will be started distribution on first October. The new note will…

Inle Nyaungshwe mid-range hotels

Inle – Nyaungshwe region has a few midrange hotels which offer more comfort than budget hotels with much better facility. All these hotels have private bathrooms with hot-shower, satellite TV, air-con and fridge. The following are the midrange hotels in…

Myanmar Today News brief

Myanmar State television reported that 7,114 convicted prisoners across the country will be released from prison. However, it was not clear how many of then will be political prisoners. The amnesty was granted for good behaviour and humanitarian ground. The…

Inle – How to go

Inle can be reached by a number of ways from either Yangon (Rangoon) or Mandalay. You can get to Inle by air flight, by train or by bus. As Nyaungshwe is the usual dwelling place for most foreign tourists going…

Inle Lake – Shan State

An Introduction Inle Lake in Shan State is Myanmar’s second largest inland lake. It measures about 22 km long (North-South) and 11 km wide (East-West). An estimated 100,000 Inthas live on and around Inle Lake. The Inthas speak a dialect…

Visitor Survey

We at Myanmar Today are always striving to fulfil the requirements of our visitors. We are always trying to answer questions that our visitors are asking for or want to know. Our Myanmar Today team would like to do a…

Supermarkets in Yangon

If you are coming from neighboring countries of Myanmar, like Thailand, you would be really disappointed with the available supermarkets in Yangon (Rangoon). There are very few supermarkets in Yangon, compared to other Asian capitals. Moreover, most of these supermarkets…