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VIDEO: The Wonder Named U Bein Bridge

In Amarapura outside Mandalay you’ll find the spectacular U Bein Bridge. What is funny is that the bridge itself is not the most incredible thing I have ever seen, but put the camera to use at sunset and the wonders appear. 292 more words

Travel

Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake, Myanmar


From Bagan, I made my way to my next destination Inle Lake via an eight hour long bus ride. Instead of leaving at night, I took the day trip that will arrive at Nyaung Shwe, the closest town to Inle lake at around four in the afternoon. 241 more words

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Reflections on Myanmar

David writes:

Myanmar is a country that I always knew as Burma. Thanks to a military coup resulting in the closure of universities, the imprisonment of countless people including Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of the nation’s hero, and an economic system that allowed a handful of friends of the military (now officially known as ‘cronies’) to get rich by dubious means, it was not a country high on my list to visit. 348 more words

General

Ooredoo Myanmar and Nokia launch first 4G service in Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar Limited (Ooredoo) and the Nokia Corporation (Nokia) have completed the rollout and launch of the first 4G service in Myanmar. The high-capacity service is now available in Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay and Bagan. Read more…

Myanmar

Burma #1 (1937)

Burma was a part of India from 1826 until it became a self-governing unit of the British Commonwealth, complete with a constitution, on April 1, 1937. 4,002 more words

Stamp Issuers

Cold Bloom

By Soe Yu Nwe

My work explore the interior and the structure of the human psyche. I am interested in the spiritual essence of the feminine being. 15 more words

Myanmar

Yangon

My first stop in Myanmar was Yangon, the largest city in the country. I had originally planned on crossing the border by land from northern Thailand but once I started to research more, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to go any further by bus. 264 more words

Backpacking