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Chaung Tha And Ngwe Saung: Two Charming Beaches Near Yangon

A lot of travelers ask, “Do Yangon have beaches?”, or “Is there any Yangon beach?” I can answer that although Yangon Region is bordered by the Gulf of Martaban to the south, it does not any tourist beach; instead, there are several commercial beaches here. However, if you want to know some of beautiful Myanmar beaches near Yangon, we will recommend Chaung Tha beach and Ngwe Saung beach.Ngwe Saung beachNgwe Saung beach is located in the Irrawaddy region of Myanmar. In Burmese language, Ngwe Saung means “sliver”, so Ngwe Saung beach is also called Sliver beach. The beach consisting of 15 kilometers of white sand and blue sea, bordered by tall, green palms swaying in the breeze is a wonderful relaxation spot. Compared to the more developed Ngapali beach, Ngwe Saung beach has fewer luxury hotels and resorts and also less touristy; however, this makes it more tranquil and peaceful.
Ngwe Saung beach is also an ideal place for fantastic seafood as well as beach and sea sports. It hosted the …

Resort In Mandalay: What Is The Good Choice or You?

Mandalay, the second largest city and the former royal capital of Myanmar, is one of four “classic” destinations in Myanmar (besides Yangon, Bagan, and Inle Lake). The city and its outskirts are full of attractions and sights such as the Royal Palace Monastery, Mandalay Hill, Mahamuni Pagoda and U Bein Bridge. As the main tourist center, Mandalay offers a variety of housing supplies. However, if you really want to find the accommodations not only to stay but also relax and enjoy life with best perfect services, a resort in Mandalay may be a good choice. Here we recommend you several options.Mandalay Hill Resort – the best Mandalay resortSituated at the foot of Mandalay Hill, the resort offers a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas and faces the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. From the resort, you can easily reach splendid ancient pagodas or take a mountain tour on the Mandalay Hill and discover mysterious treasures there.
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Yangon River Cruise: Another View About Yangon

If you want to enjoy a new feeling of Yangon tourism, a cruise to release yourself floating among the dreamlike river may be the best choice. Taking a Yangon river cruise, you will have a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the peaceful daily life of Myanmar people, exploring the pristine beauty along the shores and contemplate the sunset looking itself on the river surface of the golden city. In addition, the perfect services on the cruises we recommend below will certainly give you the best experience.RV Mya Ponnami CruiseA Yangon river cruise gives memorable experiences for all young, middle-aged and old people and if you like a comfortable and leisurely tour, you can refer RV Mya Ponnami (Emerald Moon), which is a Singapore-made boat at a good standard and has a reasonable price for the fare, bed, and boat.Morning cruise on Yangon RiverDuration: 2 hours (8:15 – 10:15)
During the morning Yangon river cruise, you will admire the cheerful beauty of Yangon River and activities on…

The Best Restaurants In Yangon

Yangon is the city of not only splendid gilded temples and pagodas, fresh green parks, busy markets and a myriad of other interesting things but also a rich cuisine culture. The Yangon cuisine is the perfect combination between the quintessence of Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisines with the master cooking art of locals peoples. Here we recommend the best restaurants in Yangon where you may have unforgettable cuisine experiences.Shwe Sa BweLocated in a beautifully decorated mansion, this is one of the best Yangon restaurants for the price. It’s interesting that the restaurant is also a catering training school whose graduates work at the best hotels and restaurants in Yangon. You can choose from set meals of two or three dishes.
The restaurant-school was established by a French person named Francois and has an intake of 22 students per year. Training comprises both front-of-house and kitchen skills under the supervision of French chefs. Before your meal, you can take a tour of the premi…

Myanmar Travel: Places To Visit In Yangon

Yangon is one of 4 most important tourist centers in Myanmar (besides Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake). Many international travelers choose the Myanmar’s largest city as the first stop in their Myanmar tour (the Yangon International Airport is the main gateway to the world of Myanmar). A several-day stay in the city will be a great opportunity to exploring the colorful cosmopolitan city. The following are places to visit in Yangon we recommend for you.1. Shwedagon PagodaBeing the most sacred Buddhist shrine in Myanmar, Shwedagon Pagoda is always the first name to call in the list of places to visit in Yangon. Locals claim that the pagoda is more than 2,600 years old, which means it’s one of the most ancient pagodas in the Golden Pagoda Country. The main stupa is 99 meters high, adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other gems. The supreme sacredness of the pagoda has created by the belief that it houses eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha as well a…

Top 5 Things To See In Yangon

Yangon, the former capital and largest city of Myanmar, attracts visitors by its majestic pagodas, lush green parks, bustling markets and delicious dishes. Among various tourist attractions and sights of the city, here we suggest top five things to see in Yangon.1. Shwedagon PagodaBeing the jewel of Yangon and the pride of Myanmar people, the pagoda is always ranked first in the list of things to see in Yangon. Standing out by the main stupa which is 99 meters high, Shwedagon Pagoda can be seen from every corner of the city. It’s amazing that it is covered by 30 tons of gold and thousands of diamonds as well as other types of gems. No one can say exactly how old then pagoda is. Local people believed that it’s more than 2,600 years old while scientists estimate it was built 1,000-1,500 years ago. The pagoda is the most sacred shrine in Myanmar; it’s said to house four sacred treasures of Buddhism, such as the stem of Kakusandha Buddha, the water filter and a piece of cloth of Kassapa B…

Things To Do In Yangon Myanmar

You will have a multitude of things to do in Yangon Myanmar, the largest city and former capital of the Golden Pagoda Country. The city of Yangon is full of colors, energy, hospitability and impressive attractions. Besides common tourist activities in the city such as visiting Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda, buying souvenirs at Bogyoke Aung San Market and enjoying cuisine in China, we recommend above other things to do in Yangon.1. Night market at Maha Bandula roadLocated on the main road leading to the Sule Pagoda, the night market full of noises and smells may not attract you at first sight. However, if you like a night like and are interested in Burmese street food, a visit to the market will be one of the best things to do in Yangon at night. Here you can eat local food, drink traditional Burmese beer (called Myanmar) and even try fried insects!2. Yangon Circular Railroad RideTrains are a common means of public transportation throughout Myanmar. The Yangon Circular Railroad stop…

What To Do In Yangon Myanmar

Yangon, one of 4 tourist highlights of Myanmar (besides Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake), is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the Golden Pagoda Country. Most international travelers spend several days on their Myanmar tour exploring the busy and dynamic city. Here we suggest what to do in Yangon Myanmar.1. Shwedagon Pagoda – visit and buy souvenirsShwedagon Pagoda may be the best answer to the question: what to do in Yangon. Being the most important pagoda in Myanmar, the pagoda is a must to any traveler who tours Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda stands out by the 99-meter-high main stupa, which can be seen from every corner of the city. Locals believe that it was built 2,600 years ago and thus one of the most ancient pagodas in Myanmar while archaeological reports say that it’s about 1,000 – 1,500 years old. No matter how old the pagoda is, it’s an extremely beautiful structure, covered in gold leaves sparkling in the sunlight.
Apart from being the sacred Buddhist site and magnificent…

Myanmar Travel: Yangon What To Do

Yangon what to do” – it’s certainly one of the keywords travelers search most when they plan for Myanmar travels. Some people say that there is nothing but noise and dust in Yangon. In fact, the Myanmar’s largest city is full of colors, friendliness, tourist attractions and sights. It’s totally worth visiting as there are so many what to do in Yangon.Yangon what to do: Visiting tourist attractions and sightsThroughout the city are Buddhist temples, pagodas, green parks and many other attractions. The first name we must mention is certainly Shwedagon Pagoda. Nicknamed the symbol of Yangon tourism or the jewel of Yangon, the majestic pagoda is considered the most sacred Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. You can see the gilded 99-metter-high main stupa of the pagoda from every corner of the city. Legend has it that Shwedagon Pagoda was built 2,600 years ago, which means it’s one of the oldest pagodas in the Golden Pagoda Country.
Another famous Buddhist site is Sule Pagoda, which is said to b…

The Best Restaurants In Yangon

Yangon is the city of not only splendid gilded temples and pagodas, fresh green parks, busy markets and a myriad of other interesting things but also a rich cuisine culture. The Yangon cuisine is the perfect combination between the quintessence of Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisines with the master cooking art of locals peoples. Here we recommend the best restaurants in Yangon where you may have unforgettable cuisine experiences.Shwe Sa BweLocated in a beautifully decorated mansion, this is one of the best Yangon restaurants for the price. It’s interesting that the restaurant is also a catering training school whose graduates work at the best hotels and restaurants in Yangon. You can choose from set meals of two or three dishes.
The restaurant-school was established by a French person named Francois and has an intake of 22 students per year. Training comprises both front-of-house and kitchen skills under the supervision of French chefs. Before your meal, you can take a tour of the premi…

Myanmar Travel: Places To Visit In Yangon

Yangon is one of 4 most important tourist centers in Myanmar (besides Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake). Many international travelers choose the Myanmar’s largest city as the first stop in their Myanmar tour (the Yangon International Airport is the main gateway to the world of Myanmar). A several-day stay in the city will be a great opportunity to exploring the colorful cosmopolitan city. The following are places to visit in Yangon we recommend for you.1. Shwedagon PagodaBeing the most sacred Buddhist shrine in Myanmar, Shwedagon Pagoda is always the first name to call in the list of places to visit in Yangon. Locals claim that the pagoda is more than 2,600 years old, which means it’s one of the most ancient pagodas in the Golden Pagoda Country. The main stupa is 99 meters high, adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other gems. The supreme sacredness of the pagoda has created by the belief that it houses eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha as well a…

Top 5 Things To See In Yangon

Yangon, the former capital and largest city of Myanmar, attracts visitors by its majestic pagodas, lush green parks, bustling markets and delicious dishes. Among various tourist attractions and sights of the city, here we suggest top five things to see in Yangon.1. Shwedagon PagodaBeing the jewel of Yangon and the pride of Myanmar people, the pagoda is always ranked first in the list of things to see in Yangon. Standing out by the main stupa which is 99 meters high, Shwedagon Pagoda can be seen from every corner of the city. It’s amazing that it is covered by 30 tons of gold and thousands of diamonds as well as other types of gems. No one can say exactly how old then pagoda is. Local people believed that it’s more than 2,600 years old while scientists estimate it was built 1,000-1,500 years ago. The pagoda is the most sacred shrine in Myanmar; it’s said to house four sacred treasures of Buddhism, such as the stem of Kakusandha Buddha, the water filter and a piece of cloth of Kassapa B…

Things To Do In Yangon Myanmar

You will have a multitude of things to do in Yangon Myanmar, the largest city and former capital of the Golden Pagoda Country. The city of Yangon is full of colors, energy, hospitability and impressive attractions. Besides common tourist activities in the city such as visiting Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda, buying souvenirs at Bogyoke Aung San Market and enjoying cuisine in China, we recommend above other things to do in Yangon.1. Night market at Maha Bandula roadLocated on the main road leading to the Sule Pagoda, the night market full of noises and smells may not attract you at first sight. However, if you like a night like and are interested in Burmese street food, a visit to the market will be one of the best things to do in Yangon at night. Here you can eat local food, drink traditional Burmese beer (called Myanmar) and even try fried insects!2. Yangon Circular Railroad RideTrains are a common means of public transportation throughout Myanmar. The Yangon Circular Railroad stop…

What To Do In Yangon Myanmar

Yangon, one of 4 tourist highlights of Myanmar (besides Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake), is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the Golden Pagoda Country. Most international travelers spend several days on their Myanmar tour exploring the busy and dynamic city. Here we suggest what to do in Yangon Myanmar.1. Shwedagon Pagoda – visit and buy souvenirsShwedagon Pagoda may be the best answer to the question: what to do in Yangon. Being the most important pagoda in Myanmar, the pagoda is a must to any traveler who tours Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda stands out by the 99-meter-high main stupa, which can be seen from every corner of the city. Locals believe that it was built 2,600 years ago and thus one of the most ancient pagodas in Myanmar while archaeological reports say that it’s about 1,000 – 1,500 years old. No matter how old the pagoda is, it’s an extremely beautiful structure, covered in gold leaves sparkling in the sunlight.
Apart from being the sacred Buddhist site and magnificent…

Myanmar Travel: Yangon What To Do

Yangon what to do” – it’s certainly one of the keywords travelers search most when they plan for Myanmar travels. Some people say that there is nothing but noise and dust in Yangon. In fact, the Myanmar’s largest city is full of colors, friendliness, tourist attractions and sights. It’s totally worth visiting as there are so many what to do in Yangon.Yangon what to do: Visiting tourist attractions and sightsThroughout the city are Buddhist temples, pagodas, green parks and many other attractions. The first name we must mention is certainly Shwedagon Pagoda. Nicknamed the symbol of Yangon tourism or the jewel of Yangon, the majestic pagoda is considered the most sacred Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. You can see the gilded 99-metter-high main stupa of the pagoda from every corner of the city. Legend has it that Shwedagon Pagoda was built 2,600 years ago, which means it’s one of the oldest pagodas in the Golden Pagoda Country.
Another famous Buddhist site is Sule Pagoda, which is said to b…

How To Use A Map Of Yangon Effectively?

Yangon is the largest city and one of the most important tourist destinations in Myanmar. The city and its outskirts are full of attractions and sights. If you are a solo traveler, it’s essential for you to have a map of Yangon to make your trip more favorable and easily. Here we suggest all of the useful tips to use the Yangon map effectively.What type of Yangon map should you choose?You can choose either a road map or a tourist (or both). The former is suitable for long road trip, especially going outside the city. It requires you good skills at the reading map. The latter is useful for city breaks. It generally shows the attractions and points of interest around the city of Yangon. It’s is usually available at local travel agencies or in lobbies of hotels and hostels.Why you need a map of Yangon Myanmar?The map will help you easily plan your trip. For example, if you want to make a bicycle tour around the city of Yangon, you will determine on the map the factors such as what you wa…

Bus From Yangon To Inle Lake: Practical Information

Yangon and Inle Lake are two of 4 tourist highlights in Myanmar (besides Mandalay and Bagan). You can travel between two destinations by plane, train, bus and even taxi, in which night buses are chosen by a great number of visitors as they are more comfortable than trains and much cheaper than planes. Here we provide you with all of the useful information about the bus from Yangon to Inle Lake.Yangon to Inle Lake bus general informationAlmost all of buses traveling between Yangon and Inle Lake are night buses, which is a good way for you to save a hotel night. Every bus from Yangon to Inle Lake is equipped with air-conditioners, sockets, blanket and TV, and passengers are served snacks and drinks. VIP buses also provide passengers with toothbrush and toothpaste, face wipes and sick bags. In general, the buses will stop after 3 hours traveling for passengers’ dining and toileting. It’ll take you around 9-10 hours for the 570-kilometer journey between Yangon and Inle Lake by bus. Note t…

How To Use A Map Of Yangon Effectively?

Yangon is the largest city and one of the most important tourist destinations in Myanmar. The city and its outskirts are full of attractions and sights. If you are a solo traveler, it’s essential for you to have a map of Yangon to make your trip more favorable and easily. Here we suggest all of the useful tips to use the Yangon map effectively.What type of Yangon map should you choose?You can choose either a road map or a tourist (or both). The former is suitable for long road trip, especially going outside the city. It requires you good skills at the reading map. The latter is useful for city breaks. It generally shows the attractions and points of interest around the city of Yangon. It’s is usually available at local travel agencies or in lobbies of hotels and hostels.Why you need a map of Yangon Myanmar?The map will help you easily plan your trip. For example, if you want to make a bicycle tour around the city of Yangon, you will determine on the map the factors such as what you wa…

Bus From Yangon To Inle Lake: Practical Information

Yangon and Inle Lake are two of 4 tourist highlights in Myanmar (besides Mandalay and Bagan). You can travel between two destinations by plane, train, bus and even taxi, in which night buses are chosen by a great number of visitors as they are more comfortable than trains and much cheaper than planes. Here we provide you with all of the useful information about the bus from Yangon to Inle Lake.Yangon to Inle Lake bus general informationAlmost all of buses traveling between Yangon and Inle Lake are night buses, which is a good way for you to save a hotel night. Every bus from Yangon to Inle Lake is equipped with air-conditioners, sockets, blanket and TV, and passengers are served snacks and drinks. VIP buses also provide passengers with toothbrush and toothpaste, face wipes and sick bags. In general, the buses will stop after 3 hours traveling for passengers’ dining and toileting. It’ll take you around 9-10 hours for the 570-kilometer journey between Yangon and Inle Lake by bus. Note t…

A Flight From Yangon To Inle Lake: Practical Information

Among 4 tourist highlights of Myanmar (Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake), Inle Lake is only natural destination which is famous for incredible natural landscapes and the rich culture of the ethnic minorities living around the lake. From Yangon, the Myanmar’s largest city, you can travel to Inle Lake by train, bus or plane. If you want to save time and have the most comfortable journey, there is nothing better than a flight from Yangon to Inle Lake.TerminalsThe Yangon terminal is the Yangon International Airport, which is approximately 30min north of city centre. Allow 2 hours during the rush hours. The easiest way to get to and from the airport is by taxi (7,000 kyat or dollar equivalent from city to airport or USD10 from airport to city, all pre-paid). A much cheaper way is to use a public bus, which cost only 200 kyat (from Pyay Road to Sule Pagoda). However, you will have to walk in 10 minute from the airport to the bus station.
The Inle Lake terminal is the Heho Airport, abou…