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The Perfect Family Trip in Myanmar

Posted on February 28th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments



A Hidden Treasure: A Special Visit to Brother Felice Orphanage

Posted on December 9th, by Juan in Activities. 4 comments


Amazing Diving Sites in Myanmar: Ngapali Beach

Posted on October 13th, by Juan in Activities, Beaches. 4 comments

This is Ngapali beach, an amazing white sand and clear blue water beach on the Bay of Bengal in the Rakhine State. It is one of the best sites in the world for diving.

This is the diving boat from Ngapali Water Sport Center that takes you from the harbour to the local dive site (1 hour trip) or to the off shore dive site (2 hours trip).

It’s a fantastic day activity. Just image yourself early in the morning in this boat, having a coffee and some fruit, and all excited for the coming dives!

Time to get ready! So exciting! Put on your gear, check everything is working well with the dive master and jump to the little boat to reach the diving site.

This diving sites around Ngapali beach are still … Read More »



U Bein Bridge: The Longest Teak Bridge in the World

Posted on September 24th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 2 comments

U Bein Bridge is a unique sight in Myanmar and one of the highlights when you visit Mandalay. It is located in former capital city of Amarapura, just 10 km from Mandalay.

It is the longest teak bridge in the world, measuring 1.2 km and crossing Taungthaman Lake.

The teak wood came from the royal palace at Amarapura, including the columns used as the bridge pillars. When the capital was moved to Mandalay they took it down and U Bein, the mayor, used the teak to build this bridge so locals could cross Taungthaman Lake.

During the day it’s very busy. It forms part of daily life as hundreds of locals cross it to go to work and return home.From the little cafes on both sides you can spend hours watching people coming and going … Read More »



Paradise in the Heart of Yangon: Kandawgyi Lake & The Karaweik

Posted on July 29th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 1 Comment

Kandawgyi Lake is an enchanting place in Yangon. It’s got beautiful natural scenery and is home to one of Yangon’s landmarks: the Karaweik.

The Karaweik is a unique palace built in the form of a royal barge and facing the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. It is 39 meters wide and 82 meters long.

Karaweik the name for a mythical bird with a melodious cry.

Beautiful view of the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda from the teak bridge in the lake. It’s a romantic place, there are always young couples enjoying the peace and tranquility, away from the noise of Yangon.

There is a teak bridge that crosses the lake. It’s very enjoyable to walk along it, surrounded by nature.

Here you can see a local monk enjoying an evening stroll.

And you have to watch … Read More »



The Art of Fishing and One Leg Paddling, Inle Lake

Posted on July 21st, by Juan in Activities. 13 comments

The fishermen at Inle Lake are a must see on your trip to Myanmar. One leg paddling, team work, nature, peace… it’s a unique combination in Shan State.

Inle Lake fishermen have a curious and unique rowing style, which consists of standing on one leg on the extreme of the boat and wrapping their other leg around the the oar.

The reason for this way of paddling is because there are many reeds and water plants in the lake, and if they row sitting down in the boat they can’t see them.

Standing on the end of the boat they have a great view and can lead the way better. Also, they have their hands free to collect the net whilst propelling the boat.

The fishing boats are traditionally carved teak.

The fishing … Read More »



The Fishing Village of Gwa in Rakhine State

Posted on May 26th, by Juan in Beaches. 15 comments

Deserted white sandy beach of Gwa.

Gwa is a small and rural fishing village 6 hours drive from Yangon.

Local life is based around the sea.

Gwa is characterised by a rural way of life, set against the backdrop of the coconut-lined beach.

The streets of Gwa are quiet with little traffic. Here people get around either by foot, bicycle or moped.

A beaten-up old truck being fixed before another long journey along the bumpy Myanmar roads.






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