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Chiang Mai - The Rose of the North
11/04/2019 16 views
Chiang Mai
Located some 700km from Bangkok, Chiang Mai is the principal city of northern Thailand and capital of the province of the same name. Popularly known 'The Rose of the North' and with enchanting location on the banks of the Ping river, Chiang Mai and its surroundings are blessed with stunning natural beauty and a unique indigenous cultural identitity.
Luang Prabang, the jewel of Indochina
11/04/2019 15 views
Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is the jewel of Indochina, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.  The ancient royal city is surrounded by mountains at the junction of the Mekong and its tributary, the Khan river.  In the centre of the city is Mount Phousi with stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills. Luang Prabang is a city where time seems to stand still.  As part of the UNESCO plan, new buildings have been limited and development must be in keeping with this magical place.
Sapa - The City in Dew
09/04/2019 15 views
Sapa - Lao Cai
Sapa is an incredibly picturesque village located in the marvelous valley of Hoang Lien Son mountains near the Chinese border in the northwest of Vietnam. The town was discovered by Jesuit missionaries in 1918, who were attracted by its stunning scenery and cool climate.
Hanoi - The Capital of Vietnam
09/04/2019 14 views
Hanoi
Although being the capital city, Hanoi still retains its leisurely pace in a quiet atmosphere compared to the more bustling Ho Chi Minh City. However, Hanoi deserves to be the capital of Vietnam thanks to its typical culture accumulated along the passage of time which defines best what Vietnam is.
Halong Bay
09/04/2019 14 views
Halong - Quang Ninh
Ha Long Bay is well-known for its wonderful landscape of limestone mountains rising up from the emerald water. There are more than 1000 islands scattered over an area of 1,500 square kilometers with their spectacular formations, several of which are naturally decorated with beautiful caves offering dazzling stalactites. "Ha Long", meaning "descending dragon", is related to a legend telling about a dragon that created the bay and islands with its flailing tail...
Halong Bay
09/04/2019 14 views
Halong - Quang Ninh
Ha Long Bay is well-known for its wonderful landscape of limestone mountains rising up from the emerald water. There are more than 1000 islands scattered over an area of 1,500 square kilometers with their spectacular formations, several of which are naturally decorated with beautiful caves offering dazzling stalactites. "Ha Long", meaning "descending dragon", is related to a legend telling about a dragon that created the bay and islands with its flailing tail...
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The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
15/04/2019 2 Views Yangon (Rangoon)
The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in the world and it is certainly the main attraction of Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city.
The Golden Rock - Kyaiktiyo
15/04/2019 4 Views Yangon (Rangoon)
The Golden Rock (Kyaik-htiyo or Kyaiktiyo), perched atop a cliff near Yangon, is one of the most sacred sites in Burma. The great boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff and is topped by a small stupa. An endless stream of pilgrims come to admire the sight and add squares of gold leaf to its surface.
The Shwezigon Pagoda of Bagan
14/04/2019 5 Views Bagan
Gold plated pagoda built by the founder of the Bagan empire. The Shwezigon Pagoda is one of the oldest and most impressive monuments of Bagan. Most noticeable is the huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. The design of the Shwezigon Pagoda has been copied many times across Burma over the centuries.
Myanmar Currency & Money
13/04/2019 4 Views Other useful infos
Riel (KHR; symbol CR) is the country’s official currency but locals prefer to use dollars. Riel notes are in denominations of CR100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. Dollars notes (not coins) are widely accepted, yet visitors in small villages and shops vendors may not have change for high notes (including $10+). It is advisable to keep hold of small Riel change wherever you can as it is very useful.
Myanmar Health Care and Vaccinations
13/04/2019 2 Views Other useful infos
There are hospitals and clinics in cities and larger towns, and regional health centres in outlying areas, although the quality of healthcare is generally low in Myanmar. Many hospitals lack basic equipment and medication, a situation not helped by high levels of corruption, and international-standard facilities
Things to see and do in Myanmar
13/04/2019 8 Views Other useful infos
The small town of Hpa-an, in the southeast of the country, is a pleasant place to spend a few days. Moreover there are some excellent day trips from the town, and you can take a taxi or ride a rented motorbike through scenic rice fields to swimming holes, a pagoda perched on a vertical column of rock, and caves full of Buddhist art.
Myanmar Shopping and nightlife
13/04/2019 4 Views Other useful infos
Myanmar’s cities are not shopping destinations on a par with regional favourites such as Bangkok or Singapore, but there are still some bargains to be found. Souvenirs include jewellery – some of the most interesting being made from petrified wood or from jade
Myanmar Food and Drink
13/04/2019 3 Views Cooking & Restaurants
The regional cuisine balances spicy, sour, bitter and salty flavours; it can be quite hot but rarely as much so as Thai food. Common local ingredients include fish, seafood, chicken and vegetables spiced with onions, ginger, garlic and chillies, served with rice or noodles
Myanmar Visa and Passport Requirements
13/04/2019 7 Views Visa - Customs - Embassies
To enter Myanmar, a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of intended departure is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Myanmar Economy
13/04/2019 2 Views Other useful infos
People in Myanmar tend to dress conservatively and lightweight suits are recommended during the day. Locals may wear a longyi, a traditional skirt-like garment (they are worn by men and women, with different types of pattern).
Weather, Climate and Geography
13/04/2019 4 Views Weather and Climate
Myanmar has a monsoon climate with three main seasons. The hottest period is between February and May, when there is little or no rain and temperatures can rise above 40°C (104°F). The rainy season is generally from May to October, giving way to dry, cooler weather from October to February.
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