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Shwedagon: a Pagoda like no other

Not only is it one of the most important religious and sacred places in all of Myanmar but it is also quite a sight to behold, with the main pagoda standing at 110meters of gold! Shwedagonpagoda.com claim that “No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete
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Bagan FAQS

There is so much information about Bagan floating around the internet it can be hard to find the exact answer to a simple question you may have. So here are some frequently asked questions that I had before I went and that I have heard people talking
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Welcome to my Burma blog!

Mingalabar! Here is a little bit about me… I’m Nat, from London, England. We had an Empire once that we cling on to dearly as it’s pretty much all we have. Myanmar, or Burma as it was called back then, was a part of it. You see a
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Myanmar land crossing from Thailand

If you want to cross the border to Myanmar by land from Thailand you will need to get a visa in your passport, an e-visa is not enough. You can get this at the consulate in Bangkok or in Chiang Mai. The process is about as simple
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Money Money Money

Dollar bills and Kyat chat. I was confused about the money situation before I left for Myanmar causing me to have a stressful last minute panic looking for crisp 2013 printed USD. So I will lay it out straight for you here, do not panic about dollars!!
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What to do in Yangon

I only spent a couple of days in Yangon, I liked it, its a pretty city, with a nice amount of busyness and interesting normality happening around you. Good streetfood and a good vibe. Activities 1) If you only do one thing while in Yangon make it
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Taunggyi Balloon Festival Dates

Planning on going to Taunggyi Balloon Festival this year? edit: The 2017 dates for Taunggyi Balloon Festival are still unannounced, however are more than likely to be 28th October – 4th November 2017 to coincide with the November full moon. As soon as they are out I
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Mrauk U FAQs

There isn’t too much information out there about Mrauk U it is a bit off of the beaten path and complex to get there. It can be hard to find the exact answer to a specific and straight forward question you may have about Mrauk U, so
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Weekend getaways in Myanmar

**This is a guest post written by Corine Smith. With some good ideas of where to go for a weekend break in Myanmar.** Myanmar or Burma is a beautiful country with an array of things to do. Below you will find my opinion on the best spots
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A Mrauk U Sunrise

What an adventure climbing up to the top of the jungle covered hill to get to a deserted Pagoda that had been taken back by nature with no idea if we were even in the right place. Finding Shwetaung Paya We had hired a couple of bicycles
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Horrible Pathein

Pathein: A riverside town on the way from Yangon to Ngwesaung. Talk to any backpacker that has taken the bus from Yangon to the beach town of Ngwesaung, 6 hours east of Yangon and they will likely have a horror story about Pathein. From the bus stop
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Tattooed Women of the Chin Villages

A trip up the Lemro river to the Chin villages to see the old women with tattooed faces was a special day. We found a guide mostly by accident, he was hanging around the entrance of a hotel a friend was staying in and he overheard us
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Inle Lake FAQs

There is so much information about Inle Lake it can be hard to find the exact answer to a specific and straight forward question you may have. So here are some frequently asked questions that I had before I went and that I have heard people ask.
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How to get to Inle Lake from…

Inle lake to/from Yangon Many people ask how far Inle Lake is from Yangon, but this depends on what mode of transport you choose. It is approx. 650km from Yangon and would take around 7-9 hours in a private taxi. But it is a popular tourist route
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Future of E-Commerce in Myanmar

**This is a guest post written by SoSo Aung. It shows great insight into how fast Myanmar is growing and developing.** A few years ago, Myanmar could not even be seen on the E-commerce map due to the lack of infrastructure and awareness. In the current age, a
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