The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 22 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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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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