This section is the overview of all our articles useful to foriegn visitors to Myanmar. These travel guides and articles are continually updated as new informations come up, or situation changes. New articles are regularly added so if what you are looking for is not in here, please check again in a few weeks time. Or just leave an article request in the comment field below.
Yangon is the financial, business and political capital of Myanmar. Although administrative capital had moved to newly and hastily built Naypyidaw in central Myanmar, Yangon, with its 5 million plus people, largest port in the country, only true international airport, its beautiful colonial buildings, Shwedagon Pagoda, and country’s political icon Aung San Su Kyi, remains the most important city in the country. Any one who visits Yangon will be amazed at its lively streets, old but majestic colonial era buildings, its multicultural lifestyle, and the tranquil and peaceful Shwedagon Pagoda.
The last capital of Myanmar kings, Mandalay is always considered by Myanmar and foreigners alike as the cultural capital of Myanmar. In fact, there are more places to visit in and around Mandalay than in Yangon. Although in recent years, Mandalay saw influx of Chinese, Mandalay still retains the old ways of living to a certain extent.
Bagan, heart and soul of Myanmar, is everyone’s destination. A flat, dry land with over 4000 ancient pagodas, Bagan is often referred to as The Land of Thousand Pagodas. We have only a few articles on Bagan right now, but we are in the process of complete guide to Bagan and it’s ancient massive temples and pagodas.
Shan Highland, situated in the Eastern part of Myanmar is a wonder in itself. The largest state in Myanmar, there are a large number of places to visit. From Inle Lake, one of the largest inland lake in South East Asia to vibrant border towns, Shan State will more than satisfy the visitors. We have a few articles about Shan State, with complete guide to Inle Lake. More articles are on the way, so be patient and revisit again in a few weeks.
Just a few hours’ drive from Mandalay, May Myo (Pyin Oo Lwin) is a sharp contrast to former royal capital. Originally built as a summer resort for the colonial British government in Burma, May Myo is cool, green and quiet all year. The town still retains its former glory in its evergreen parks and gardens, colonial era buildings and old style living.
Remote. Backward. Harsh. Poverty. Starvation. Oppression. These are the terms that are used to describe Chin Hills by outsiders. However, in reality, Chin Hills region is the most preserved, most original, and most beautiful place in Myanmar. Difficult to reach and out of bound for most foreigners until recently, Chin Hills region will present the rare visitors the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The place I have personally lived and love.
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I would appreciate, if you provide some details about the community “Nagarathar” they belongs to business community and they were migrated from India for business purpose.
Pl. forward your information.
Will be visiting yangon shortly. Are you interested in finding some family in perticular.
Dear Sir I m a indian citizen and would like to travel to myanmar from india by road through manipur & then to thailand by road from myanmar please inform me is it hurdel free & safe to travel by road, is it possible for a indian citizen to do so. i mean are they permitted . i have all nessacry documents of me being a responsible & reputed indian citizen like pan card pass port indian vote card please do repley me
Currently, foreigners are not allowed to travel Tamu at India border. Traveling beyond Tamu needs special permission from the central government.
It is very interesting!
i want to go mandalaya by road in monirur.
I like Myanmar.
too many intresting place in myanmar .I am very proud to be a myanmar nationality,.
ျမန္သမုိင္း မင္းတုန္းမင္းနွင့္မိဖုရားဓာတ္ပုံမ်ားစုစည္းတင ျပရင္ပုိစိတ္ဝင္စားဖုိ့ေကာင္းပါတယ္