When visiting Myanmar
and having a chance to take a meal with local family, foreign tourist should note some following points.
Announced at the London Destination Travel Show, the results were based on the travel experiences from December 2011 to December 2012. The averages of the results were calculated and based on the level of satisfaction rather than the number of votes. Peru came in second on the list, followed by New Zealand in third. Nicaragua was voted the new “Top Emerging Destination” and Hoian in Vietnam was voted “Top City”. Last year Myanmar was awarded the ‘top emerging destination’.
AmaWaterways will introduce a new ship onto Irrawaddy River of Myanmar (Burma) in autumn next year, tentatively named AmaPura.
Few countries have shot to the top of travelers' wishlists as quickly as Myanmar (also known as Burma) has done in 2012. After decades of political isolation, headline-making visits from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama confirmed the country's return to the Southeast Asia tourist trail. Of course, intrepid travelers have been visiting this forbidden land for decades, the historic visits have added to the interest in the country. Many tour operators / agencies have decided to make Myanmar the destination of the year. 2013 surely will be a busy year for Myanmar.
A Qatar Airways plane arrived at Yangon International Airport on last Thursday.
After a break of more than four years, Qatar Airways resumed flights to Myanmar with the launch of scheduled services to Yangon on October 4.
While flights will initially operate from Doha to Yangon on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with return flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, the service will increase to daily frequency from October 28.
Myanmar's President Thein Sein is set to head to the United States on this Monday for a landmark visit that coincides with a triumphal American tour by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
YANGON: Thein Sein will attend the United Nations and is expected to outline development plans during his first trip to the US since taking power last year and ushering in a period of rapid reform for his long-isolated country.
"The president will attend the UN General Assembly and will give a speech there," said Zaw Htay, an official in the president's office.
Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here on September 8, has left Yangon for a landmark trip to the United States, set to see her feted by the US president and quizzed on the progress of reforms. (AFP/File - Soe Than Win)
YANGON - Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar Sunday for a landmark trip to the United States, set to see her feted by the US president and quizzed on the progress of reforms.
The EU has agreed to suspend all sanctions against Myanmar following last month’s free elections.
The European Nations agreed to lift all trade sanctions for a year, with the exception of an arms embargo that would remain.
One diplomat said that lifting the sanctions for the 12-month period would give the EU time to assess the sustainability of the reforms.
A formal announcement will take place in Luxembourg on Monday, and mention the possibility of a review after six months.
Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country that was formerly known as Burma, has been under military rule in one form or another since 1962, when General Ne Win staged a coup that toppled a civilian government. The current junta, formed in 1988, threw out the results of a democratic parliamentary election in 1990 that was overwhelmingly won by the party led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize and the daughter of Aung San, one of the heroes of the nation’s independence from the British Empire in 1948. For 15 years, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest.
The arrival of tourists to Myanmar is increasing these days and that helps tapestry works of Myanmar are marketable.
“Embroidery works are Myanmar traditional handicrafts that flourished in Mandalay, Amarapura and Sagaing in the monarchial periods. The tapestry art does not fade out till today and the works is now flourishing in Mandalay. Embroidery works are on sales in the tourist destinations such as Yangon, Mandalay, Shan State, Myitkyina and other major cities.