Travel The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel.html Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:35:38 +0630 en-gb Islands at Langkawi offer endless options http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11475-islands-at-langkawi-offer-endless-options.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11475-islands-at-langkawi-offer-endless-options.html

Two close friends and I had not travelled together for many years. This month, we finally made time for it, and after considering various well-known beach getaways, we decided on the less frequented Langkawi.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Mon T Han) Travel Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw aims to open in November http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11356-kempinski-hotel-nay-pyi-taw-aims-to-open-in-november.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11356-kempinski-hotel-nay-pyi-taw-aims-to-open-in-november.html

Swiss Luxury Hotel Group Kempinski’s first Myanmar property will be open for business in early November in Nay Pyi Taw.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Zaw Win Than) Travel Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:44:28 +0630
GMA to launch direct flights to Chiang Mai http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11393-gma-to-launch-direct-flights-to-chiang-mai.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11393-gma-to-launch-direct-flights-to-chiang-mai.html Direct flights to Chiang Mai from Yangon will begin next month, a local airline has announced. 

 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Travel Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Closed for renovations http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11189-myeik-resort-undergoing-renovations.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/11189-myeik-resort-undergoing-renovations.html

Myanmar Andaman Resort, which is undergoing major renovations, will reopen in October 2015.

 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (The Myanmar Times) Travel Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630
In Bagan, a fine dining tradition http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10805-in-bagan-a-fine-dining-tradition.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10805-in-bagan-a-fine-dining-tradition.html

As the ancient proverb says, if you’re a Myanmar you must have been to Bagan. The same seems to be true for many foreign tourists. Attracted by the city’s history, architecture and culture, they are arriving in ever-increasing numbers.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Travel Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Rainbow retreats: LGBT-friendly destinations in Myanmar http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10718-rainbow-retreats-a-look-at-selected-lgbt-friendly-holiday-destinations.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10718-rainbow-retreats-a-look-at-selected-lgbt-friendly-holiday-destinations.html While in many ways a conservative society, Myanmar on the whole is tolerant and a pleasant, safe place to travel. Kings N Queens activist Ko Tin Ko Ko provides some of his favourite destinations.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Travel Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Unnatural nature offers surprising beauty at Tasik Kenyir http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10640-unnatural-nature-offers-surprising-beauty-at-tasik-kenyir.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10640-unnatural-nature-offers-surprising-beauty-at-tasik-kenyir.html

Nyein Ei Ei Htwe travels to the lush rainforests of Kuala Terengganu, southern Malaysia, an hour out of Putrajaya.

 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nyein Ei Ei Htwe) Travel Sat, 07 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Misty peaks and scenic treks in Hpa-an http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10576-misty-peaks-scenic-treks-happen-in-hpa-an.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10576-misty-peaks-scenic-treks-happen-in-hpa-an.html

Just six hours from Yangon lie some of the country’s best tourist attractions, writes Ei Ei Thu.

 

 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Travel Sat, 31 May 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Off the Beaten Track http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10487-new-cafe-caters-to-the-ambitious-and-thirsty-traveller.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10487-new-cafe-caters-to-the-ambitious-and-thirsty-traveller.html The new Off the Beaten Track cafe offers food and drink -- as well as travel resources and conversation.

 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Travel Mon, 26 May 2014 02:30:00 +0630
Domestic pilgrimages up compared to last year http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10424-domestic-pilgrimages-up-compared-to-last-year.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/10424-domestic-pilgrimages-up-compared-to-last-year.html Domestic pilgrimages for the past nine months – from the Taung Pyone festival of August 2013 to last month’s Thingyan festival – have numbered higher than expected, U Myo U of the Domestic Pilgrimage and Tour Operator Association told The Myanmar Times.

 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Thu) Travel Sat, 17 May 2014 17:30:00 +0630