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...
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...
THE road to Mandalay is one of the prime undertakings visitors to Burma undertake during their sojourn in the remote Asian nation. And there’s good reason to. Burma’s second largest city was the last royal capital and is rich in monasteries, architecture, crafts, food, and various modes of transport. Lying on the Ayerwaddy River it...
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