With recent reforms to the government in Myanmar, and  the NLD opposition party’s decision to welcome responsible tourism in Burma, more and more people are considering trips to this country in Southeast Asia. Travel sections are featuring more coverage than ever before on Myanmar:

Balloons over Bagan/Inle

Imagine . . . floating over thousand year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains.


Visiting Bagan, Myanmar
Book your flight on the Cameron Hot Air Balloons

Staying In Myanmar



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Travel Myanmar/Burma with  Good News Travels

This is a well-established tourism company providing all travel services throughout Myanmar. It is a fully private company owned and operated by Myanmar citizens. It was founded in the year 2001 by William Myatwunna upon the returning from Europe after studying  Tourism Marketing and Planning with the help of a  scholarship from the Belgium Government.   In the year 2008, Good News Travels became the first ever, and the only one in Myanmar, awarded Top Travel Specialist for Myanmar by US based Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.


Pandaw Cruise is to enjoy memorable riverine journey between Mandalay & Bagan.



One of the temples on a Sagain Hill, the centre of Buddha teaching & meditation.





Stage coaches are for wandering round the Hill station town.




Maymyo (Pyin-Oo-Lwin)




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Myanmar Voyages Int’l Tourism Co., Ltd.

Contact: Ms. Aye Aye Khine,
Reservation Manager, Myanmar Voyages Int’l Tourism Co., Ltd.



River Gallery

River Gallery

While in Yangon, visit the the River Gallery which showcases Myanmar’s leading contemporary artists.  The original River Gallery was set up in 2005 by Gill Pattison, a New Zealander resident in Yangon since 2002.

“My aim was to showcase Myanmar’s talented contemporary artists who were very little known at that time. I felt strongly that they deserved better representation and exposure to a wider market. I called the new gallery “River”, not only because of its location beside the Yangon River, but also because I liked the notion of the artists’ creations flowing out of the country to be seen and enjoyed by people from all around the world.”


Other Things to check out before you go!

Meet Iavn Pun, the young entrepreneur revitalizing Myanmar

Burma: Where to Stay

The New York Times: 36 Hours in Yangon, Myanmar

Visiting Myanmar: It’s Complicated 

nahm in Bangkok

Myanmar emerges as top travel destination for 2011

From the Globe and Mail: See these destinations before they change forever.

Bangkok Post: Asia’s uncut ruby

From the Globe and Mail: I want to go somewhere my friends haven’t already been, any ideas?