By Sarah Waldron I HAD a plan. And I only had 48 hours to do it. Get myself from Bangkok to Bagan, a small ancient city southwest of Mandalay, Burma and back to Bangkok in just over two days. Was it ideal, this slapdash trip to one of the world’s most fascinating countries? It certainly...
MRAUK-U, Burma (AP) — It was dusk in a corner of Burma recently shaken by some of the bloodiest sectarian violence in a generation, and a dozen Canadian tourists climbed to the top of a grassy hill, cameras ready to capture the sweeping view. Moss-covered pagodas rose from foggy hilltops all along the horizon, their...
BURMA is seeking local and foreign investors to fund construction of a second airport for the country’s largest city Yangon. The head of the civil aviation department said Monday that the planned Hanthawaddy International Airport will cover an area nine times the size of Yangon International Airport. Construction work on the airport originally started in...
With one foot embedded in the past and the other taking its first steps into the present, Yangon is very much a city of the old and the new. Here you’ll find some of the best preserved colonial structures left in Asia, vintage-style trains and age-old monasteries filled with red robed monks. But you will...
The Ayerwaddy river is the major water source in Burma (Myanmar) and winds and twists through the country from north to south for 2000 kilometres. For many visitors to the country a trip on part of the river has become a highlight. Not only is there splendid scenery to behold but it’s a chance to...
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