The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 02 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Untouched islands of the Myeik Archipelago

Amaury Lorin wrestles with the travel writer's dilemma: to keep a destination a secret, or share it with readers?

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Growing pains as Myanmar hits 2 million visitor mark

Rising travel costs associated with a shortage of hotel rooms could hamper future growth, industry experts have warned.


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Defining ecotourism remains problematic

The question of how to travel responsibly in Myanmar has long loomed over the country’s tourism sector.


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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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