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Myanmar is the country which has strict religion and traditional culture. When travelling in Myanmar, you should pay attention to these following tips.
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.
• Respect the Myanmar people and their unique traditions.
• Wear decent clothes to the pagodas or monasteries.
• Learn the basic words of Myanmar language.
• Learn the local customs before visiting ethnic minority villages....
• Cellular Telephones or Mobile Telephones from other countries are unable to operate in Myanmar. YADANARPON Teleport has opened a store at Yangon Airport renting phone handsets and SIM cards to foreign visitors.
• The shop will offer GSM, CDMA-450 and CDMA-800 SIM cards as well as various handsets. Both require a deposit of US$50.
• SIM cards and handsets will be $2 a day each or $50 a month...
• The monetary unit of Myanmar is the " Kyat " which is divided into 100 pyas.
• Currency notes are available in denominations of Kyats 10000, Kyats 5000, Kyats 1000, Kyats 500, Kyats 200, Kyats 100, Kyats 50, Kyats 20, Kyats 10, Kyats 5, Kyat 1.
• Credit cards are not accepted throughout the country...
Even Naypyidaw is the capital of Myanmar since 2006, but many travelers when thinking of Myanmar just think about Yangon - the old capital of this country. It is located in the south of the country with many beautiful parkland, lakes, splendid temples; and another shwedagon pagoda.
Bago, former name Pegu, is located 50 miles (80 km) from Yangon. It was once a seaport and the old capital of Myanmar, and now is known as the city of a 1000 golden domes. According to legend, two Mon princes from Thaton founded Bago in 573 CE. They saw a female hamsa (mythological bird) standing on the back of a male hamsa on an island in a big lake. Considered as an auspicious omen, they set up a royal capital called Hanthawaddy there. Thus, the Mons became the first rulers of this country. Bago's golden era started in 1365 when it became the capital of Lower Myanmar. Today Bago is a desired destination with gaudy religious sites. The small city is really bustling with the bicycle, tri-shawl, motorcycle, three-wheel motorcycle and horse-cart. The different religious monuments are remarkable along the main road such as mosque, Hindu temple, Chinese temple, monastery and temple.
Mawlamyine is the third largest city in Myanmar after Yangon and Mandalay situated 165 kilometers east of the nation's capital across the Gulf of Mottama at the mouth of the Thanlwin river. It is the capital of Mon State with a population of almost 300,000 people. Formerly known as Moulmein, it was once a thriving teak port and the administrative capital of British Lower Burma. The town's signature landmark is Kyaikthanlan pagoda built in 875 AD and thought to be the site from where Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem, 'The Road to Mandalay'. It's unlikely that Kipling was referring to Mandalay Ward located at the base of Kyaikthanlan pagoda, but rather the 'Mandalay' in central Myanmar.
The Thanlwin bridge, the longest road and rail bridge in Myanmar is the most prominent landmark in the area. It stretches a distance of 11,000 feet over the Thanlwin river connecting the country's south eastern region with its capital, Yangon.
Mawlamyine is generally considered to be off the main tourist trail for most travellers to Myanmar but the town does have a charm of its own with its rich history, buildings with colonial style architecture, World War II era wooden buses, and its close proximity to the infamous Siam-Burma "death railway", making it a fascinating place to visit!
Mandalay is the second largest city (after Yangon), and a former capital of Myanmar. The city is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar. The city is centred around the Royal Palace, and has wide lanes filled with bicycles and motorcycles. Mandalay is known for its millionaires, its monks (half of the country's monks reside in Mandalay and surrounding areas), and its cultural diversity.
Heho is a small town in Kalaw Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State of Myanmar. It is the primary air gateway to tourist areas such as Inle Lake.
Inle Lake is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma). It ranks among Myanmar’s five tourist attraction which ensures that travelers come here in droves. There are a number of endemic species. Over twenty species of snails and nine species of fish are found nowhere else in the world. Some of these, like the silver-blue scaleless Sawbwa barb; the crossbanded dwarf danio; and the Lake Inle danio, are of minor commercial importance for the aquarium trade.
Bagan (or Pagan) also commonly known as the Bagan Dynasty and the Bagan Empire was the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern-day Burma (Myanmar). Pagan's 250-year rule over the Irrawaddy valley and its periphery laid the foundation for the ascent of Burmese language and culture, the spread of Burman ethnicity in Upper Burma, and the growth of Theravada Buddhism in Burma and in mainland Southeast Asia.
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.
HOCHIMINH CITY – The Tourism Alliance Awards (TAA) celebrates the brightest tourism stars in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Held on September 12, 2012, TAA was part of the 8th ITE HCMC line-up of events, aimed at recognising tourism industry professionals who have exemplified quality excellence. Who are the winners?
Cambodia; Laos; Vietnam and Myanmar, which formed the Mekong Sub-Region, together agreed to implement a single visa among themselves.
Vietnam is known as the country offorests & beaches. Mother Nature has given Vietnam numerous beautiful beaches from north to south, from Traco to Camau.
It not far from urbanized Mong Cai town, however, Tra Co is still an untouched beach with sparse travel services. Travelers can have a chance to enjoy very much fresh seafood right at the beach when the fishermen have have returned after their working night oversea.