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Twante - A Day Trip

Day Trip #1: Twante -Twante is a small town located across the Hlaing River to the west of downtown Yangon. Though close to the city, the town feels like a world away with its relaxing, rural vibe. Twante is famous for its numerous pottery workshops.
Many of clay pots used for storing wat

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A taste of Spain in Myanmar

When you look at Melia Yangon’s façade attached to the Myanmar Plaza shopping mall, the first glance makes it hard to distinguish between the shopping center and the hotel.But once you enter the new 5-star property operated by the 400-strong worldwide chain of Spanish-owned Melia Group Hotels, yo

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Keinari and Keinara

Mythical Creatures
Mythical creatures from ancient legends are often used as decorative motifs for pagodas or musical instruments. They are the Keinari and Keinara, half-human half-bird; ogres with green skin; the Naga, the water serpent; the Galon, the giant bird; the deer-like Toe Naya; the Meg

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Chin Thay

Chin thay (Burmese for ‘lion’) are mythological lion-like creatures (leogryph) that can be seen standing guard at the entrances of pagodas, cities and other important places. Chin thay are sometimes full-body lions but more often they have the rear half of a lion with their front half taking the

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