Travel The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:52:28 +0630 en-gb 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
Inle Lake "not ready" for tourism boom http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9854-inle-lake-not-ready-for-boom-in-tourism.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9854-inle-lake-not-ready-for-boom-in-tourism.html Inle Lake is not well prepared for expected growth in tourism, international experts say, following a rapid rise in visitor numbers to the site over the past few years.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Zaw Win Than) Travel Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:30:00 +0630
Untouched islands of the Myeik Archipelago http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9785-passage-to-eden.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9785-passage-to-eden.html Amaury Lorin wrestles with the travel writer's dilemma: to keep a destination a secret, or share it with readers?

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Amaury Lorin) Travel Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:30:00 +0630
Growing pains as Myanmar hits 2 million visitor mark http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9679-industry-concerns-over-tourism-growth.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9679-industry-concerns-over-tourism-growth.html Rising travel costs associated with a shortage of hotel rooms could hamper future growth, industry experts have warned.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Zaw Win Than) Travel Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Defining ecotourism remains problematic http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9597-defining-ecotourism-remains-problematic.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/9597-defining-ecotourism-remains-problematic.html The question of how to travel responsibly in Myanmar has long loomed over the country’s tourism sector.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Bill O’Toole) Travel Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:30:58 +0630