Bagan's nightlife is about as fast-paced as its horse carts but this looks set to change with the recent opening of a night market.
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A number of new resorts have recently opened their doors at Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach to cope with the influx of high-end tourists this peak season.
The temples of Bagan appear to now have some competition, with tourism authorities in the ancient city trumpeting a new site for tourists: a forest of native hardwood trees.
A luxury river boat began its first services on the Yangon River, with two packages for those looking to explore the environs of the city.
A Mobile phone rental service aimed at tourists has been expanded to Bagan’s Nyaung-U airport, a spokesperson from Yatanarpon Mobile Rental Service said.
Like a headache that just won’t quit, an extra long monsoon in Yangon can seriously test even the most rain-loving expatriate’s patience.
Further cementing their extremely close relations, domestic carriers Air Bagan and Asian Wings last week inked a code-share agreement for 13 destinations, company sources said.
All registered tour guides will be required to wear a uniform from November 11, the Myanmar Tourist Guide Association said last week.
Political developments over the past year have opened up Myanmar to new tourism markets but little has changed on the ground for operators.
Yangon’s Sedona Hotel won an award as Myanmar’s leading hotel for the fourth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards in Bangkok on September 28.
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