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Tourist Zone Fees: Where does the money go

As in many countries, tourists in Myanmar are often required to pay a fee to enter the site of a landmark or cultural or historical zone. As well as the well-known zone fee payment points at Inle Lake and Bagan, foreigners are required to pay zone fees at zones in Bago, Golden Rock, Hpa-an’s Kawgo

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MERCURE Yangon Kaba Aye

Well-established Yangon hotel gets a facelift and looks set to become a top choice for business travellers and long-term stays. Earlier this year, MiCasa Hotel, a well-established hotel on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road was acquired by AccorHotels, an international hotel chain currently holding a portfolio o

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Paradise beaches on Myanmar coast risk falling into ruin

Myanmar is well-known in the region of Southeast Asia and beyond for having forests, mountains, valleys, and lakes as well as naturally beautiful beaches along the coastline. This varied and diverse natural landscape has been of much help to Myanmar’s tourism industry which has seen a yearly incre

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A Touch of Class in a Heritage Restoration at Yangon Excelsior

Former colonial merchant’s building bears new life as a luxury heritage hotel in downtown Yangon.

Located in the historical heart of the city, Yangon Excelsior occupies a building that once was headquarters of Steel Brothers & Co Ltd, a major trade company in Yangon –then known as Ran

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