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Making waves: The Peacist

Indie music in Myanmar has yet to really take off, but that hasn’t stopped local talent The Peacist from trying, and gaining a growing following. The band, which will release its debut album this month, played its most recent gig at the Yangon Yangon Rooftop bar. The small acoustic conc

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The Historic City of Mawlamyine

Maha Muni Pagoda
Maha Muni Pagoda is a replica of the one with the same name in Mandalay, but slightly smaller. The pagoda is located on the north side of Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda. 

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Night Life in Nyaung Shwe

Inle is one of Myanmar’s most historical sites and has much to offer: a vast lake stretching more than 13 miles, a wildlife sanctuary and pottery village. But there’s not much in the way of nightlife to let loose after a hard day’s exploring.Nevertheless, when I visited the lake last month

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Hotel Magic Mandalay

The brand-new Hotel Magic Mandalay, located on the far side of Mandalar Thiri Stadium from Ocean Super Center — held a soft opening last month, offering 83 rooms, a restaurant and a rooftop swimming pool and bar.General Manager Thant Zin Htut said he was proud that Mandalay’s newest hotel offeri

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