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Hilton inks deal for 5 more hotels in Burma

By Thu, Jun 12, 2014 9:28AM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Hilton Worldwide has signed a contract to operate five hotels in Burma , which is emerging as a popular Southeast Asian tourist destination after military rule was lifted in 2011. Hilton is teaming up with Eden Group, a Burma conglomerate with businesses from hotels to energy. Hilton says it will rebrand...

Trekking and homestays in Burma’s Shan State

By Thu, Apr 03, 2014 12:14AM UTC Comments Off Trekking and homestays in Burma’s Shan State

FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country's northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it's an experience not to be forgotten....

48 hours in Burma: A Bagan adventure

By Fri, Mar 29, 2013 1:14PM UTC 1 Comment 48 hours in Burma: A Bagan adventure

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...

Tourists trickle into violence-hit western Burma

By Tue, Nov 27, 2012 11:00AM UTC 1 Comment A Buddhist monk walks along ancient pagodas in Mrauk-U, Rakhine state, western Myanmar. Mrauk-U itself has been spared the bloodshed between the Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya that has scarred other parts of Rakhine state. But just 10 kilometers (six miles) to the south, there is a village where civilians were reportedly beheaded in a massacre last month that saw women and children slaughtered, then buried in mass graves. Pic: AP.

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 plans second Yangon airport

By Tue, Jul 03, 2012 9:38AM UTC Comments Off Burma plans second Yangon airport

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...

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