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The number of foreign visitors to the Shwedagon pagoda dropped by 30,000

The number of foreign visitors to the Shwedgon Pagoda, the most famous pagoda in Myanmar, dropped by nearly 30,000 in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Trustee Committee.          

There were 615,763

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Travel agencies need to have permit for trips to Naga New Year festival in Nanyun

Travel agencies are required to have permit for trips for local and foreign travelers to Naga ethnic people’s traditional New Year festival to be held in Nanyun, Sagaing Region, on January 15, according to the recently issued statement by Myanmar Travel Association.

With the aim to ens

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Yangon’s new 52nd Street Market

 “I hope the market is busier later on. I didn’t have much time to let my customers know of the launch of this market as I was in a rush to move and display my shop here,” said a middle-aged food vendor while he was busy prepping his specialty dish of traditional mohinga a

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Pagoda Umbrellas

As you travel in Myanmar, if you pay careful attention to the design of the pagodas you will inevitably visit, you may notice that every single stuppa peak is topped with a dazzling and ornate golden umbrella. The umbrella atop the Shwedagon Pagoda is said to contain half a tonne of gold and is set

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