Saturday, August 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Tour operators hope for post-election boost to low visitor figures

Inbound, outbound and domestic tour firms say their numbers are way down compared to last year – but all are hoping that a successful election and change of government will help the industry to bounce back.

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10 of the most bizarre homemade playgrounds and attractions

From a ‘replica’ Noah’s Ark to a shrine made of beer bottles, these attractions are packed with the kind of homespun passion that make for an extra-special day out

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Villages in Bagan area link ancient and modern Myanmar

Next to religious sites, village life is one of Bagan’s main tourist attractions. People from all over the world have come to see how people in the local villages, their culture and customs, feasts and faiths, and their cottage industries, say local tour guides.

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Cycling guides offer tours of region’s roads less travelled

As we haul our bikes out of the boat and scramble up the riverbank, I suddenly become aware of a sound I’ve never heard before in Yangon. Silence.

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