Hsi paw

Hsi Paw is placed in Shan State where it is the principal town. An easy way and quite interesting way to get there is to take the train from either . . . → Read More: Hsi paw

Golden Rock or Kyaikhteeyoe

A truck ready to be loaded with passagers going up

When we were planning our tour to Golden Rock it was difficult to find precise guidance how to . . . → Read More: Golden Rock or Kyaikhteeyoe

Dawei

Dawei is situated in the southern part of Myanmar. In January 2016 the route from Mawlamyine to Dawei was serviced by a standard 12 meter bus with a long . . . → Read More: Dawei

Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin is located 40 km north-east of Mandalay, the easiest way to get there is to buy a seat in a shared taxi. When we took . . . → Read More: Pyin Oo Lwin

Ngwe Saung Beach

When you have left Europe during the winter you are likely to long for summer, I do. With summer I think of a visit to a beach to swim in . . . → Read More: Ngwe Saung Beach

Chin Villages

When you are in Mrauk-U you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Chin Villages. The most remarkable thing about the Chin villages is that until around 1972 women at . . . → Read More: Chin Villages

Shwe Taung Pagoda

The Shwe Taung Pagoda is the best place in Mrauk-U to watch the sun rise. The temples is located on one of the highest hill tops in Mrauk-U and . . . → Read More: Shwe Taung Pagoda

Temples

Some calls Mrauk-U for little Bagan. The area is much smaller than Bagan and it holds fewer temples and sights than Bagan. Temples in Mrauk-U is not the same . . . → Read More: Temples

2016

I’m visiting Myanmar for the third time in January 2016. This time I will travel to parts of Myanmar I have not visited earlier. Point of entry will still be . . . → Read More: 2016

2015

I revisited Myanmar in January 2015, the visit included both places I had visited in 2013 and new places. I arrived at Yangon International Airport at January 1 2015 and . . . → Read More: 2015

Leaving Mrauk-U (or getting there)

Of course you can take the boat back to Sittwe and a plane from there. It’s straight forward, but it will set you back $130-200 per person. We wanted . . . → Read More: Leaving Mrauk-U (or getting there)

Mrauk-U

Mrauk-U is an ancient capital of the Arakanese Kingdom and was established I 1433. The city is situated in the north western part of Myanmar in the Rahine state.

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Mahamuni Pagoda

If you’ve been to the gold pounders district and experienced how thin gold can be flatted you’ll will probably have a hard time to believe what you see in . . . → Read More: Mahamuni Pagoda

Teak Temple

A more than 100 years old temple build from teak wood. It’s located in a peace full garden and you are allowed to go in. Some of monks are . . . → Read More: Teak Temple

Marble carvers

In the south end of Mandalay city you find a street where all workshops are dealing with marble cutting.

Just grab you grinder and start, protection is . . . → Read More: Marble carvers

Gold pounders

You will most likely meet the habit of putting leaf gold on Buddha statues and you are likely to meet women who try to sell you leaf gold in . . . → Read More: Gold pounders

Sagaing Hill

Sagaing hill is not in Mandalay itself, but approximately 20 km south west of Mandalay city centre. It’s a fine place for a day trip. The easiest way to go . . . → Read More: Sagaing Hill

U Bein Bridge

This iconic bridge apparently is a must see in Mandalay. I will say the bridge looks well at all times of the day, but it is specially amazing when . . . → Read More: U Bein Bridge

Kuthodaw Pagoda

The pagoda is home the worlds largest book. Mindon Min had Tripitaka carved in stone in the 1860’s to secure that the book would last until 4.000 years after . . . → Read More: Kuthodaw Pagoda

Mandalay Hill

In the northern part of Mandalay you’ll find Mandalay Hill with it’s pagoda. When you walk up the hill you’ll probably think that it is not one pagoda but . . . → Read More: Mandalay Hill

Yan Kin Hill

Yan Kin Hill is found at the east end of the 19th street, the easiest way to get there is to hire a taxi or ride a bike.

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Mandalay

The chinthes guards the entrance to Mandalay Hill

Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar and is the capital of Mandalay Region. Mandalay has served as the . . . → Read More: Mandalay

2013

My first trip to Myanmar or Burma took place in November 2013. We had been curious about this former closed country that through some years had been opening up towards . . . → Read More: 2013

Bikes

The first option is a taxi bike, only relevant outside Yangon. It’s a tri-bike that mostly assembles an ordinary old-school mens bike without gears fitted with a sidecar. The . . . → Read More: Bikes

Motor bike taxi

You’ll find them everywhere. The bike is typical fitted with a 75-150 ccm and in scooter design. If you are Burmese you would probably think such a device can . . . → Read More: Motor bike taxi

Taxis

The taxi is a good idea when you are going around in a city, at least it will protect you from the traffic and weary feats, save you time . . . → Read More: Taxis

Buses

I have not tried local buses as all signs, route plans and guidance I found is in Burmese. Intercity transportation can be done via the wide spread and rather . . . → Read More: Buses

Trains

Railroads in Myanmar is operated by the government, so if you travel by train you’ll support the government financial – but that might not be so big a problem . . . → Read More: Trains

Planes

If you don’t want to rattle and bumping along the roads or railroads of Myanmar, despite it rather low fare charge, you can choose between a number of airlines . . . → Read More: Planes

Boats

As the roads of Myanmar in most areas are rather poor or non-existing transport goes on the rivers where possible.

The boats sailing on the rivers span from . . . → Read More: Boats

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