Bagan – Myanmar’s Heritage Capital

Bagan is a small tourist town in central Myanmar. It is the must-visit spot in any Myanmar itinerary. Bagan was the ancient capital of the Pagan Empire which flourished between the 9th to 13th centuries. During its heydays, it saw a building spree by its monarchs and it used to host around 4500 Buddhist temples,…

Guide to explore Yangon in a day

Yangon, the erstwhile eclectic capital of Myanmar is a travelers’ delight. The old World meets the Modern World here in Yangon. Yangon is not a city with many skyscrapers, rather it boasts of skyscraping Golden Pagodas, old temples, sprawling parks, and dilapidated colonial architecture. Yangon is a reasonably large metropolis with no Metrorail or rapid…

A Trip to Mt Popa and Salay

Mt Popa is the holy shrine of Nats, Demi-Gods of Burmese Pantheon. Buses from Yangon to Bagan reach Nyaung Oo around 5 AM. Though the check-in time in all Bagan hotels is 2 PM hence I decided to go to the Mt Popa and Salay excursion. Mt Popa is about 50 km away from Nyaung…

10 reasons to visit Myanmar now

Myanmar or Burma, A country so close yet so far due to power game, geopolitics, and sanctions. While other South East Asian nations are grasping with over-tourism, Myanmar has just opened up to the World in 2015. It is still exotic, underpopulated and unexplored to foreigners. Affordable flights and economic boom drawing industry, expats and…