Places of Interest

Yangon (emerging economy city)

A major seaport in 1900’s under British rule and boasted for having same living standard and infrastructure that of London by that time, Yangon is the gate way to Myanmar today.  The city is behind the timeline hosting a cluster of colonial buildings with imposing ar

Bagan (cradle of Myanmar civilization)

Known as the birth place of today-Myanmar, Bagan is a medieval wonder.  Covering 40sq km semi-desert land, the area is now well-protected as architectural zone where over 2000 temples and pagodas are standing across the plain.   All of them were build 11~13 century A

Mandalay (the pile of jewel)

Mandalay derives from a Pali word means “central” or “center”.  Founded by King Mindon, it was called “Yadanabon (pile of jewel)” in late 19th AD.  Being the palace site of the last two kings during Konbaung Dynasty, Mandalay is signifi

Inle Lake (heavenly water-world)

Covering about 110 km2 of area, Inle Lake is a freshwater lake situated in Shan Plateau at an altitude of 900m.   The majority of the people who live there are called Intha that spreading out in small villages on the water and along the shore.  To

Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

Situated in Mon State at an elevation of 3600 ft (1100 m), Kyaikhityo is a well-known pilgrimage site of Myanmar.   It takes about 4~5hr driving time from Yangon.  The place is so cool and refreshing where many pagodas do

Ngapali (the 1st Myanmar beach)

Ngapali is a corruption of “Napoli” that an Italian traveler gave after he fell in love with the beauty of the beach reminding his home.  It’s a 3km long exclusive beach resort lined with coconut trees overlooking the Indian Ocean.  Crystal clear water in white-

Ngwesaung (the silver beach)

A new beach destination, Ngwesaung was opened in 2000.  To get there, it takes about 5-6hrs driving time from Yangon.   The beach stretches out 15km over the Bay of Bengal.  Transparent water, varieties of seafood, sunse

Mrauk U (the fairy land)

An ancient capital of Rakhine (Arakanese) kingdom, Mrauk U prospered from 1430 to 1785.  It used to be a transit point for goods such as rice, ivory, elephants and tree sap from Ava Kingdom of Burma and of cotton, spices, textiles, slaves and horses from Bengal, India,

Kyaingtong (Kengtung)

Nestling by the blue and hazy mountains around, Kyaington is a small town situated to the east of Myanmar.  It lies 150 km from the Golden-triangle cut off years to the main-land Myanmar.   Villages are scattered in the m

Mt. Victoria (Na Ma Taung)

The highest mountain in the Chin Hills with a height of 3053meters, Mt. Victoria has many species of flora and fauna.   Known as “Nat Ma Taung” or “Khaw Nu Soum” with an area of 432acres, it’s a protected nationa