Myanmar Travel Guides for Backpackers

Andaman Nicobar Islands – A Surreal Experience of the Ocean

India offers a chance to experience beautiful landscapes that change from the north to the south and from the west to the east. From trekking on snow-clad mountains and camel rides in the vast desert to a walk through the rain-forests in northeastern India and a splash under a cool […]
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Unexplored Underrated Places of Mumbai

Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, has a variety of popular tourist attractions such as Juhu Beach, Marine Drives, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Hanging Garden, and so on. However, one can never really have explored this city of Dreams without excavating deep into these underrated, unpopular places that truly brings […]
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Reasons you should go on a trip to Myanmar

When I first thought about my trip to Southeast Asia, countries like Thailand and Indonesia were the ones that came to my mind. They are totally worth the visit, don’t get me wrong, but for being very touristic already, we need to agree they won’t change much in the next […]
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Top 7 Things to See in Myanmar

Myanmar is one of the most interesting countries I have visited so far. I didn’t really know what to expect before I went there. The border has only been open for tourists for about 8 years and I hadn’t met any people who had been there yet. With a lot […]
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The local Chiang Rai experience

After a long bus trip, we arrived in Chiang Rai! We booked a hostel that 2 German guys told us about, they said that the hostel got an amazing rooftop bar where you can hang out and meet some new people! So when we arrived at the bus station in […]
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Where to Stay in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Bright colors, exotic aromas, and smiling faces will make a lasting impression when you visit Yangon, formerly named Rangoon. Myanmar, also known as Burma, is becoming more and more popular as word gets out about Myanmar tourist attractions. While the Myanmar capital lies farther north in Naypyidaw, Yangon hosts the […]
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Pai: A Hidden Paradise in Northern Thailand

From beaches to mountains, Thailand has it all Thailand was always a country I wanted to visit not only for its well-known beaches and its almost perfect climate but also for their culture and specially their people, Thai people are known as warm and friendly hosts and after my trip […]
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Kuala Lumpur: Exploring the Art Culture in Galeri Petronas

Malaysia is a diverse country enriched with multi-cultures, religions, and tradition. The art culture gives an identity and personality towards the Malaysian society. Although the art scene in Malaysia is still growing and it is still trying to get more recognition in the international exposure, the art culture is enriched […]
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Local people's daily life in Yangon

  Why Myanmar? Myanmar is not as popular as Thailand, Singapore or Malasia in southeast Asia, that is the very reason that lots of backpackers choose Myanmar as the destination. Yes, that’s the thinking pattern we backpackers have. Why you want to go traveling, probably because you get sick of […]
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What to see and do in Mainland China

According to the World Atlas, China is the fourth largest country in the world and the second largest in Asia. It’s approximately 9.6 million square kilometers big! That’s huge compared to my home country, the Philippines. Despite how massive this country is, people tend to conclude that the whole of […]
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Welcome to Yangon: The largest city in Myanmar

The first image that hits your mind hearing the city Yangon, is pagoda, in fact, lots of pagodas. Yangon formally known as Rangoon marks the largest city of Myanmar. The city that used to serve as the capital of Myanmar is now the country's largest metropolis also its main commercial […]
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The Hidden Haven of Yangon, Myanmar: Kaba Aye

Kaba Aye at a Glance Kaba Aye or “World Peace” in English, is somewhere in Yangon with every feature of attraction you’d expect to find in a Myanmar township, but still keeping the magic balance of possessing those and not being overrun by tourists. The place is simply in three […]
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How and Why You Should Move to China

Most of us daydream of it, you know getting up from our desk and quitting our day jobs, hopping on a flight and going somewhere different? And then there are the small group of people that actually do it! We have all seen the pictures on Instagram, heard the stories […]
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3-day Trip to Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon-A Hidden Gem Myanmar, a place where pagodas are at birds-eye view. Yangon, in particular, showed a contrast where the old coincides with the new – where tradition and culture can still live amongst the gradual development as the capital city of the country. My family and I had the […]
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TRAVELLING MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL

MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL AND BUDDHIST NEW YEAR April 2016: “Some groups of people are just, inherently, cool! The Burmese men are such people. I never would have imagined that men could look so masculine in what we would call skirts (Longyi’s)… and many of them are very handsome […]
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How to plan your trip to Thailand

How to plan your trip to Thailand Can you put it on a map? – A Geography lesson A place of wonder, Thailand has become the sweetheart of backpackers all around the world. Temples, elephants, long neck woman, insects on a stick, waterfalls, jungle, monks, tuk tuks, massages, national parks, mountains […]
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Myanmar; The Unknown Entity

Although Myanmar has had open boarders for foreign tourists for a number of years, there is little on the internet that is clear an d complete to help you plan your trip around one of the least well trodden South East Asian countries. After the comfort of 4 months on the […]
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Myanmar: Preparing For Your Trip

Myanmar is a mysterious place. The country has been free of its military junta for five years now and tourism is just beginning to shift into a profitable and exciting new facet of the economy. Having recently opened its doors to foreigners after a long struggle in political power, there are […]
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Southeast Asia: 6 Cheap Destinations for First Time Solo Travelers

It’s no surprise why South East Asia has long been dubbed as a backpacker paradise. It has an endless list of white sand beaches with sapphire waters, lush jungles and high mountain ranges ideal for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. But aside from these lures, South East Asia is a popular destination […]
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Myanmar: a hidden gem in South East Asia

Yangon Where you meet one tourist every hour Upon arriving in Myanmar it was clear that this wasn't a country like any other  in South East Asia. Where as in Thailand it's sometimes impossible to find an authentic Thai restaurant, in Myanmar it will seem impossible to even find a […]
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For the love of Yangon

Around noon I arrive at the airport of Yangon. I haven’t showered and I smell of beer and smoke. A heavy headache makes it impossible to think clear. Khao San Road leftovers. It takes a while before I am finally able to withdraw money from the ATM. Every five minutes […]
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