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Shwedagon: a Pagoda like no other

Shwedagonpagoda.com claim that “No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics” and I absolutely agree with them! Not only is it one of the most important religious
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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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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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This is Burma… I mean Myanmar

Little really is known about this newly opened country. It wasn’t until 2011 that tourists were really allowed in to come and explore but even then, and now, exploration is limited (unless you’re national geographic who are gods amongst people and can do whatever the hell they
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Visa Stuffs

PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT just try to turn up to Myanmar without having sorted out some sort of visa first, you will be lucky if you even make it onto the plane and will be outright refused entry when you arrive. My experience As a British national,
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