Category Archives: MYANMAR

Burmese Breakfast and Dinner at Aureum Palace, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Burmese Breakfast and Dinner at Aureum Palace, Inle Lake, Myanmar

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Inle Lake is a stunning experience in so many ways. The natural beauty of the lake set amidst the mountains makes for unbelievable sights.

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Lunch at Ann’s Intha House, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Lunch at Ann’s Intha House, Inle Lake, Myanmar

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One of the best meals I had whilst visiting Inle was at Ann’s Intha House. This traditional Intha home that has been in Tin Tin Ye (Ann’s) family for over a century now.

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Restaurant Row on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Restaurant Row on Inle Lake, Myanmar

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Inle Lake is the second largest, freshwater lake in Myanmar. The lake is 13.5 miles long and about 7 miles wide but when one is on it, it appears to be seamless.

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The Market Place at Inle Lake, Myanmar

The Market Place at Inle Lake, Myanmar

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The market place in Inle lake is just as vibrant and buzzing as any other in Myanmar. Most of the sellers and buyers come by boat, early in the morning to trade and buy their wares.

 

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The Moon Vegetarian Restaurant, Bagan, Myanmar

The Moon Vegetarian Restaurant, Bagan, Myanmar

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The Moon restaurant is an extremely popular vegetarian food spot which was started by the current owner’s uncle. Located just North of the Ananda temple, this spot offers a nice respite from the hot daytime sun.

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Golden Myanmar Restaurant, Bagan, Myanmar

Golden Myanmar Restaurant, Bagan, Myanmar

 

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Golden Myanmar is a “local as it gets” restaurant. Serving food “buffet-style” which in Myanmar is not self serve but rather dishes that are prepared for the day are brought to your table and replaced as requested.

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Dining at Aureum Palace, Bagan, Myanmar

Dining at Aureum Palace, Bagan, Myanmar

 

The Aureum Palace in Bagan is a gorgeous hotel located with a view of the beautiful monuments of Bagan.

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Restaurant Row in Bagan, Myanmar

Restaurant Row in Bagan, Myanmar

 

Bagan is the most beautiful spot I visited in Myanmar. There is something so incredible about the raw simplicity yet complex beauty of Bagan. It’s the kind of place that touches you forever.

 

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Life around the marketplace in Bagan – Myanmar’s most beautiful city

Life around the marketplace in Bagan – Myanmar’s most beautiful city

 

Bagan might have been my favorite place to visit in Myanmar. This ancient city is replete with over 2200 remaining temples, pagodas and monasteries (out of a possible 4,400).

 

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The sights and sounds of Bagan are so glorious that one truly has to experience it to understand it. There is a sacred energy that’s runs through the core of this place that is unbelievable.

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The Strand Cafe at The Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

The Strand Cafe at The Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

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The Strand Hotel in Yangon is one of Myanmar’s best known hotels. Reminiscent of the country’s Colonial past, this Victorian style building offers the promise of old world luxury and charm.

 In my opinion, the hotel is teetering, tacky and is heavily reliant on a grand past.

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Monsoon, Yangon, Myanmar

Monsoon, Yangon, Myanmar

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Monsoon is a superb Southeast Asian restaurant in Yangon, which has an emphasis on seafood. Housed in a gorgeous colonial building, this cheerful and airy restaurant offers refuge to local residents, expats and tourist alike.

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Life and eating on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar

Life and eating on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar

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Yangon is Myanmar’s former capital and still the hub of most activity in the country. The city though crowded with about four million, is teeming with personality.

 

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Traveling and eating in Myanmar

Traveling and eating in Myanmar

 

Myanmar (formerly Burma) might be one of the most charming countries that I have travelled to in recent times.

 

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Completely unspoiled in landscape and culture – it’s people are this country’s greatest gift. Deeply rooted in their Buddhist beliefs, this culture has preserved an honesty, purity and integrity that is rarely found in today’s day.

 

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