Suggested Facts & Information
... HERE ARE SOME GOOD TO KNOW FACTS - BUT STILL LESS KNOWN BY
MANY A TRAVELER - THAT ENABLE YOU TO GETTING A FIRST-HAND
EXPERIENCE OF MYANMAR AND HER PEOPLE ...
YANGON & CIRCULAR TRAIN OPERA
How about trying a YANGON circular train? It circulates
and links with some residential parts of the town, some paddy
fields with working farmers - taking altogether about two and
a half hour for a round trip.
Do you want to meet the people from all walks of life -
particularly if you feel the world as a stage, you will see
the daily opera of many lives living from hands to mouths!!!
It cost approx 1 US for a round trip ticket, and a copy of map
is available for 50 kyat. It is an desirable way of spending
for your afternoon on the tracks that few tourists normally
do... just go straight to the nearest rail station ... and you
can easily ask a certain stuff for a ticket .
Schedule of Circular Train
LET'S CLIMB UP TO THE TOP OF AN ANCIENT PAGODA TO ENJOY
world heritage Site of Bagan is the one of the magnificent
archaeological zones in Asia. Scattered across a flat terrain
still stand about 3,000 extant monuments that reveal the piety
and power of Myanmar's First Empire.
SHWE SANDAW PAGODA
One of the best places to enjoy sunset amongst the ruins of
ancient temples and pagodas across a vast and plain land.
BU PHAYA STUPA
Here the scenery is marvelous particularly in evening that can
be one of the best places to taking photos.
DHAMA YARZIKA PAGODA
Though it is in a bit distance from old Bagan, view across the
red-brick pagodas, from its upper platform, are stunning and
Located Old Bagan and close to Shwe Sandaw Pagoda, it has
wide terrace to enjoy sunset and panoramic view of Bagan's plain
addition, there are some more infamous Pagodas, which can be
accessed to its top such as some small monuments scattered
around south-west of Anada Temple, and some en route toward
Mingalar Zedi Stupa. As each pagoda has its own significant
history, please make sure to get the info of whether it is
accessible to its top from your guide or hotel stuff.
The Nanmyint (High Palace) tower, 60-meter-high
observation tower to helping preservation of ancient pagodas,
and at the same time to enable travelers viewing the grandeur of
the 40-square-kilometer archeological zone. The tower including
meeting and briefing rooms, an office, souvenir shops and a
restaurant, as well as observation decks.
Balloon over Bagan
You can get a bird's-eye-view of marvelous Bagan by
gas-balloon, which are operated by expatriate pilots who are
UK qualified and licensed for public transport approved
balloons. All the balloons are manufactured by Cameron
Balloons Ltd, United Kingdom and there are two flights a day,
one before sunrise and another not less than one hour before
sunset - each flight taking approximately 1 hour. Upon
landing, retrieve vehicles will be on stand-by to serve
champagne and refreshments before they return you to your
hotel stayed. Basically, travelers choose the morning take-off
since evening in Bagan may likely to get under influenced by
Balloon-over-Bagan is operated by Shwe Lay Tagun Travel and it
can be arranged by any travel agents based in Yangon as well.
Please note that the flight period is only six months yearly
from 1st October to 31st March.
Would it be great to disguise yourself wearing longyi (Sarong) in Mandalay???
Longyi is the traditional lower garment both for Myanmar men
and women, and Mandalay is the birth-place of longyi. If you compared to Yangon,
you can get more varied range of longyi products as well as cheaper in Mandalay.
You can get a nice complete set of Myanmar dress if you just buy a 3 or 4 yards
piece of cloth. We would rather recommend you to buy silk-longyi although it is
more expensive than a cotton one. Let's ask for more details at its workshop or
Want to be a day-tripper around MANDALAY !!!
Wherever you go around Mandalay, say, Amarapura, Sagaing,
Mingun or Innwa (formerly known as AVA in the West), each has its own ancient
sites to be seen. In order to avoid hastiness it is advisable to hire a taxi
with a guide to visit all these sites within a day-trip.
Taxi-stand can be found every corner of the most famous hotels
or guest houses in Mandalay, where license tourist guides are available as well.
Let's have a look at Myanmar marionette show...
As it was the last capital of Myanmar Kings, Mandalay is rich of Myanmar arts
and culture. There are some places to watch Myanmar marionette show, among them
we recommended the following:
Villa Theater: Located near Sedona Hotel and operates daily starting at around 8:30 pm
and charges is Kyat. 1000 per person.
Daw Ma Ma Naing Theater: Located near Sedona Hotel and
operates daily from 8 pm to 9 pm.
Why don't you try a new experience riding in a
trishaw to the theater and enjoy Myanmar marionette!
5 DAYS MARKET
Traditionally, market days in Southern Shan State rotate every
five day, starting from Nyaung Shwe, a gate way town to LAKE
INLE. If you want to know more details, say, date, place, etc,
please see below:
1. Nyaung Shwe, Pindaya, Nam Pan (on the shore of Lake Inle)
2. Heho, Kyone ( en route to Pindaya)
3.Taunggyi, Aung Ban (junction town to Pindaya), Inle Floating
4. Pwe Hla, Mine thauk (on the shore of Lake Inle)
5. Kalaw, Khaung Daing
Kalaw is the main place to trek nearby Palaung villages in
southern Shan State. Many travelers simply go there to have
a nice trekking experience. Please check following info for
those who feel like of trekking:
4-day/ 3-night trip can be arranged to visit nearby Palaung, Danu and Pa-oh villages, at your hotel stayed.
You can simply hire trekking guide. Most of them speak English
and they also arrange food-stuff for your short trip. Another
version is that you can hire a horse-drawn cart up to
half-way, and then proceed further up to remote villages in Pindaya.
Trekking guide fare per person: US$ 3 for Half day & US$ 5 for