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Yangon Untravelled 2

In 1918, Chinese tycoon Lim Chin Tsong crowned his career with a magnificent mansion overlooking Inya Lake. Five years later, he died broken and penniless, only his distinctive tower behind. The Chin Tsong Palace (which turns 100 next year) features opulent Chinese architecture and embellishment a

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Yangon Untravelled 1

The Reclining Buddha (Corner of Shwegondaing Roadand Phaung Daw Oo Street, Bahan Township)
The Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, home to a 65-metre long reclining Buddha image, is for some reason less visited among foreigners than the throngs of local tourists. But the cent

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Inle Heritage Cats, fish, lunch and learning.

Inle Heritage is a non-profit project to the south of Inle Lake and a great stop for visitors to the area. The project is committed to preserving the lake’s natural heritage as well as engaging and empowering the local youth. With a cat house, aquarium, restaurant, vocational training school a

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Inclusive Tourism in Kayah State

With improvements to infrastructure, a more convenient visa process and fewer restricted areas, more tourists in Myanmar – both local and foreign – are making their way to destinations once considered to be ‘off the beaten track.’ While there are benefits for a community when tourism numbers

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