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Myanmar Overview

Posted in on 5-16-13

Myanmar Overview

Myanmar, or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia. It lies on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast with Bangladesh and India to the west,...

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Regions in Myanmar

Posted in on 5-16-13

Regions in Myanmar

Irrawaddy the lowlands of the Irrawaddy Delta with the largest city and former capital Central Myanmar Mandalay, historical and archaeological sites and cool hill towns Western...

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Cities in Myanmar

Posted in on 5-16-13

Cities in Myanmar

    *  Naypyidaw (formerly Pyinmana) — newly designated capital of the country * Bago (formerly Pegu) — historic city near Yangon full of wonderful Buddhist sights * Kawthaung —...

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Understand Myanmar

Posted in on 5-16-13

Understand Myanmar

History Like most of Southeast Asia’s countries, Myanmar’s people and history is a glorious mishmash of settlers and invaders from all fronts. The Mon and the Pyu are thought to...

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Get in Myanmar

Posted in on 5-16-13

Get in Myanmar

Since February 2011 a same-day visa can be issued at the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok. To get the visa the same day you must tell the visa window that you are leaving tomorrow and bring a...

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Get around in Myanmar

Posted in on 5-16-13

Get around in Myanmar

Myanmar’s infrastructure is in poor shape. As a result of the political situation, Myanmar is subject to trade sanctions from much of the western world, and this can cause problems...

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See in Myanmar

Posted in on 5-16-13

See in Myanmar

Myanmar’s attractions lie largely in the area of the spiritual. Temples, pagodas and historical sites abound with some areas such as Bagan boasting so many attractions that it would...

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Buy in Myanmar

Posted in on 5-16-13

Buy in Myanmar

Myanmar’s currency is the kyat (abbreviated K), pronounced “chut/chat”. Pya are coins, and are rarely seen. Foreigners are required to pay in US dollars for hotels,...

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