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Real Myanmar Handicrafts on Pansodan in downtown Yangon

In downtown Yangon on historical Pansodan Street, in a shop above Sharky’s you’ll find a unique display of useful hand-crafted items — like laptop sleeves, belts and toiletry bags refashioned from rubber tires and a line of jewelry made from newspaper and semi-precious stones. Established

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Bago Yoma Eco Resort

Retreat into nature, disconnect from the world

Leaving the Yangon- Mandalay highway, the road narrows and we ascend into the Bago Yoma with the road winding higher and dipping dramatically as we go. Forests and teak plantations all around us become more abundant and mature. Through gap

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In Conversation with Photographer Yu Yu Myint Than

Yu Yu Myint Than’s latest exhibition, ‘Memory Lane,’ is a collection of dreamy and thought-provoking images inspired by stories of domestic violence and a longing for home. The photos have an abstract quality and beautifully portray personal moments of quiet with subjects deep in thought or ex

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Exploring Hpa-an Beyond the Caves

It’s true, in recent years there has been something of a tourism boom in Hpa-an, the capital town of Karen State. This can be attributed to its location along the road between Yangon and the Myaywaddy-Maesot border crossing. It’s also popular with all kinds of Yangonites looking for a breath of

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