They zoom past you in a blur. They leap and dance skywards, defying gravity. They bend over, backwards, like contortionists in a circus fair.
Yangon’s Thuwunna Sports Ground, built in 1985, was the largest in Myanmar until 2013. It is also a youth training centre.
In the mountains of eastern Shan State, the Lahu are among the many ethnic groups who continue their traditional farming ...
Nearly every visitor to Thailand knows the “Golden Triangle” region, where the borders of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet.
A year ago, residents of villages near Yangon’s Tharkayta Bridge called the police when a group of punk rockers arrived at a warehouse.
Near the top of the Dawparkho mountain range in Kayin State, at the end of a road that runs east from Taungoo is Thandaung Gyi, one of the less well known of the hill stations established during British colonial rule.
In conjunction with an invitation to attend the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Nay Pyi Taw at the end of January, I decided to take a long-awaited and planned overland trip to southern Myanmar to explore and survey a “Buddha Land” region with a myriad of golden glittering pagodas.
National Geographic Traveler magazine has revealed its picks for the best destinations to visit in 2015, which this year include the Mergui or Myeik Archipelago in southern Myanmar.
Hpa-an Lodge is a welcome addition to the somewhat limited dining options in the Kayin State capital. There are a number of tea shops and some excellent Thai restaurants on the main road leading to the centre of Hpa-an, but there were just about zero options for upscale restaurants until the Lodge opened last year.
Like many of the weekend getaway spots that seem deceptively close to Yangon on a map, a trip to Hpa-an takes longer than you might want ...