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A thousand Buddha images on the Irrawaddy cliffs of Akauk Thaung Mountain near Pyay

When the idea of a trip to Pyay was first articulated, it came from two Burmese housekeepers in collusion — eager to show this foreigner something beautiful about Myanmar.

A van was arranged and we rolled out of town up Pyay Road in the Yangon darkness at 3:30 am.

Once we got

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Modern tea shop breakfast and lunch concept takes off in Mandalay

For a delicate western palate in Mandalay at breakfast, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Unique Mandalay which is rapidly becoming Mandalay’s morning social venue to see and be seen.For 700 kyats you can have the egg and banana paratha, served on a white platter — dipping the

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Floating Hotel Mandalay Reopens in Royal Style

With a number of rooms converted into an onboard aromatherapy spa. this month’s opening of the Floating Hotel Mandalay also marks the addition of a coffee shop and beer pub on the jetty. Operations Director Thant Zaw Oo, known by his nickname Sam, of the Unique Mentor Hospitality Consultancy said

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