Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Sunset viewing hill proposed to ease load on Bagan temples

A new sunset viewpoint may be built in Bagan in an effort to relieve the strain on the ancient city’s temples.

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Steam train service nears end of line

Myanmar's short-lived steam train revival is already running out of puff. A weekly service for tourists was launched in Bagan in December 2014, but low demand forced the company behind the endeavour to switch to a charter service.

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Bagan tourism set to soar under new govt

Foreign visitors to the ancient city of Bagan could double by 2018, thanks in part to a smooth election and Myanmar’s improved international reputation, industry sources say.

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From hobbit holes to high wires: a whirlwind tour of New Zealand

Want to check a few more items off your bucket list in 2016? Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a literary buff, a week in New Zealand is all you need

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B&B solution proposed for Bagan hotels

Some “limbo hotels” may get licences if international experts and government officials agree, the hotels ministry says. Owners of more than 40 hotels in the Bagan cultural protection zone, some of them still under construction, are waiting to find out if they will receive permission to operate.

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The high life – seeing Inle Lake from above

Been there, done that, taken the boat trip? For a new perspective on Inle Lake, take to the skies

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Yangon travel app hits Android

Yangon travel application meant to spotlight the city’s heritage and push wanderers off the beaten path is coming to Android

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Malaysian embassy outsources visas

Applicants for a Malaysian visa can now get their stamp in one day – and reduce the risk of fraud, according to the Diamond Palace group of companies. But the cost of doing so will soon rise.

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Buddhist pilgrims flock to Gaya after pre-election slowdown

Perhaps they’re giving thanks. After a slow October and November, during what is normally peak season, Gaya pilgrimage bookings suddenly took off after the election, travel companies say.

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Cambodia in two weeks

Infrastructure in Cambodia is not as well developed as in neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam, and floods and poor roads make travel challenging during the monsoon season, from May to October, but cheap frequent bus services, a good domestic airline and easygoing locals make travelling here an adventure – and easier than you might think.

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