The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tourism ministry slow to embrace homestays

Myanmar is behind the curve on homestays, as the government does not officially allow foreigners to spend the night in the homes of villagers.

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Traversing the tropical Tatai river in Cambodia

The dramatic landscapes of Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains plays host to an incredible array of wildlife, and a trailblazing ecotourism model.

 

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Feeling a little myopic at the Kachin Cultural Museum

During a recent visit to Myitkyina in Kachin State, I was invited to attend an outdoor gospel festival at which Kachin musicians performed alongside Christian singers and evangelists from Europe.

 

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Visa-free deal signed with Cambodia

Myanmar nationals can visit Cambodia for up to 14 days without a visa under a new agreement signed earlier this month.

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More to be desired in Myeik

Competition can’t come to Myanmar’s skies fast enough, writes Stuart Read, as domestic flights reach exorbitant new highs.

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Tour agency to launch airport shuttle bus

Travellers flying in or out of Yangon International Airport will be able to take a shuttle bus to and from the airport starting in August.

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ANA offers daily flights to Tokyo from September

Japan’s largest airline group, All Nippon Airways, is going to dramatically boost capacity on its Yangon-Tokyo route from the end of September by offering daily flights with more seats, its Yangon office said.

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Seeking bliss in war-torn territory

Swimming along the bottom of the saltwater pool at the Memoria Palace & Resort, I open my eyes and look at the neat blue-and-white tiles spread out before me, trying to square the pristine sight with what I’d heard a few hours earlier about the land beneath the water: It used to be chock-full of mines.

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Thai king’s tomb to become historical park

The tomb of a Thai king who died in Mandalay will be renovated and turned into an historical park.

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Travel industry slams Myanmar tourists over rubbish

Travel companies bitter over littering at Taungthaman Lake, beside the picturesque U Bein Bridge.


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