The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tourism board promoting new Bagan attraction

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.

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New luxury river boat inaugurated

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.



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Phone rental counter opens at Bagan airport

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.

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Waiting out monsoon at Koh Samui

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.



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Air Bagan, Asian Wings tie up code-share agreement

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.

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Tour guides unhappy at uniform plan

All registered tour guides will be required to wear a uniform from November 11, the Myanmar Tourist Guide Association said last week.

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Winds of change boost tourism industry

Political developments over the past year have opened up Myanmar to new tourism markets but little has changed on the ground for operators.



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Hotel wins at World Travel Awards

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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The city of mixed enchantments

The closer the train drew to the city, the more jittery I became. The sun was about to set beyond the low-lying plains across the Yangon River by the time the helmsmen had slowed the train down with a long blast of the horn.

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Tour guides prepare for ASEAN competition

Two tour guides have been selected to take part in the first ASEAN Tourist Guide Contest, to be held in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on September 27-28.

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