The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw aims to open in November

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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GMA to launch direct flights to Chiang Mai

Direct flights to Chiang Mai from Yangon will begin next month, a local airline has announced. Golden Myanmar Airline (GMA) marketing executive Ko John Htut said the flights would start on September 23.

 

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Closed for renovations

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

 

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In Bagan, a fine dining tradition

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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Rainbow retreats: LGBT-friendly destinations in Myanmar

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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Unnatural nature offers surprising beauty at Tasik Kenyir

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

 

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Misty peaks and scenic treks in Hpa-an

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

 

 

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Off the Beaten Track

The new Off the Beaten Track cafe offers food and drink -- as well as travel resources and conversation.

 

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Domestic pilgrimages up compared to last year

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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Inle Lake "not ready" for tourism boom

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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