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