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Feb 25 2015

Ann Heritage Lodge Inle Lake Review

As you may know, we actively seek out unique accommodations around the world that offer one of a kind experiences and create lasting memories that we can share for years to come. Ann Heritage Lodge is one of these accommodations that offers an experience you will not find anywhere else. The lodge consists of cabins built on stilts over the water of the northwestern side if Inle Lake, Myanmar. The lodge is only accessible by small boat and is a great central location for exploring the rest of the lake. The...

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Feb 16 2015

Images of Buddhism in Myanmar

The most famous photographs of Bagan are of hot air balloons rising over the temples at dawn, but the really spectacular images are the ones that have been there for thousands of years in the cracked and faded paintings inside the ancient pagodas, and in the form of Buddhas sculpted centuries ago. Images of Buddhism in Myanmar that are often repeated include images of Buddha’s past lives, his birth and his enlightenment. Almost 90% of the country practices Buddhism, making it one of the most important aspects of the country’s culture. Myanmar...

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Feb 08 2015

How To Get A Myanmar Visa

Due to the rise in tourism in Myanmar and the continued improvement of government organization, applying for a visa for Myanmar is now as easy as paying a bill online. The new e-visa program does not require a visit to an embassy, it sends a visa via email and is approved within 3 days. The Myanmar visa can be applied for directly on the Ministry of Immigration and Population’s website at The Myanmar visa is currently available for residents of 50 countries and the list can be viewed at All you...

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Feb 07 2015

What to do in Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar. It is a bustling city but very different from Yangon. It lacks the unique colonial architecture, clean roads and semi-organized traffic intersections, but has a unique history and will provide a memorable experience. Explore traditional craftsmanship, holy Buddhist sites and take a day trip across the river to see the full spectrum of Mandalay's attractions. Get to know the city's unique character with this list of what to do in Mandalay. Silk Weaving Workshops We visited the Shwe Sin Tai...

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Feb 04 2015

What To Do In Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is the busiest city in Myanmar, and because of its status as the former capital city, it is bustling with culture, good food, and beautiful architecture. On our visit we worked closely with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism to bring you a listing of the best attractions and cultural destinations in this historic city. Just visiting Yangon is an experience in itself but there are a few key places that you must see during you visit to this culture rich city. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="3271,3269,3308"] 1. Shwedagon Pagoda The Shwedagon Pagoda will always...

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