Updated: Inle Travel Guide

Inle Floating Market
Inle Floating Market

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Inle Travel Guide has been updated. The following posts have been updated with up to date information as of September 2010.


Budget hotels, guest houses and cheap accommodations in Inle and Nyaungshwe area Inle Nyaungshwe mid-range hotels

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Finding a house maid in Yangon

For foreigners to Myanmar, hiring a house maid is an important thing to do in Myanmar. Not only the house maid should be a skilled one, she should also be reliable and honest. Hiring a house maid in Myanmar is not as straight forward as you migh think, as there are no formal agencies to handle such kind of things. However, there are some informations available for you that would aid you in finding a good house maid in Myanmar.

The following suggestion and information assume that you are living read more


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 to Inle, we will describe how to go to Nyaungshwe from other parts of Myanmar (Burma).

By Air

All domestic airlines in Myanmar, namely Air Mandalay, Yangon Airway and Air Bagan, operate daily flights to Heho, a nearby town in Shan State. In peak seasons, there is usually more than one flight a read more

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 short visitor survey to know more about our visitors. The survey result will be of great help in improving the quality of our website as well as to answer specific questions and information that our visitors are looking for. We hope our valued visitors would give us a few read more

Supermarkets in Yangon

City Mart Supermarket YangonIf 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 in Myanmar quite small, and the available items are also very much limited.

The largest supermarket chain in Yangon and in Myanmar is the City Mart Supermarkets. It has more than ten centers in Yangon, read more

Opinion on visiting Burma

We at Myanmar Today run a small poll a few months ago to our visitors asking about their idea of travelling or visiting to Myanmar (Burma). Under all those bad news coverage about Myanmar, and call for travel ban to Myanmar, we would like to know the idea of our visitors about this issue. Therefore, we run a small poll whether they have ever visited Myanmar in the past and whther they plan to visit Myanmar. The poll was conducted over two months period. A total of 132 visitors cast their vote. read more

Myanmar lottery

There are a number of lotteries in Myanmar (Burma), both legal and illegal ones. The legal lottery in Myanmar is the famous, nearly century old Aung-bar-lay Government lottery. The Aung-bar-lay lottery is open once every month. Tickets are priced at 100 kyats each. The grand prize is thirty million kyats while there are a number of first prizes, each awarding five million kyat. Apart from the first prizes, there are a number of second prizes, third prizes and smaller prizes. Total amount paid read more