“Train” is one of the fairly and common public transportation around Myanmar. Among of the train route in Myanmar, Yangon circular train riding experience will give you interesting views rather than spectacular and no other site or attraction in Yangon such an authentic taste of modern life style.

The train start departs 06:10AM from Yangon central railway station located at Kun Chan road, Yangon. It takes about 3 hours to complete for the full loop, less than 50 kilometers and the train stops at all the small stations along its route. Ticket fee is 400 Kyats (local or foreigner) and 100,000 to 150,000 tickets are sold in every day. At Danyingone station, there is a huge market namely “Danyingone Market”, full of fresh vegetables are waiting for the vendors carrying huge bundles of the goods and climb aboard to travel market towns further along the line. Hawkers try to sell their wares to passengers and people go about their business also can be seen. It is not yet really a traditional attraction but a great way to experience and observer life style, culture around the outskirts of Yangon. Also can analyses from the main part of Yangon to see a brief glimpse of the countryside.

So, if you free half day before your departure from Yangon and if you interest to see the culture and sampling real life, Yangon circular train riding can provides the perfect sanitized antidote in Myanmar. You can contact with us for this option tour by email.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 15:52

Hot Air Balloons Festival, Taunggyi

Taunggyi is the capital city of the Shan State, Myanmar. Totally in Shan State, tourists are come to visit Inle Lake for the famous one leg rowers and the important religious site Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, silk weaving factory, Nga Phe Chaung (jumping cat) monastery as well. In this time, most of the tourists are known about Taunggyi Hot Air balloons festival is one of the factor to visit Taunggyi. 

 

Hot Air Balloons Festival of Taunggyi is held every year in the end of the Buddhist Lent. Sending up balloons with different designs and decorated different colors cellophane lantern on the outside. Usually balloons are 15 to 12 feet high. The flame heats air in the balloons support to quick balloon ascending. Balloon can carry about 10 to 15 foot tail which is filled with various types firecracker to continuously light for the balloon ascend. Competition of Hot Air Balloons Festival in Taunggyi is held and chooses the best decoration and high flying balloons among the villages. The meaning of Festival is to pay homage to the Sulamani Pagoda in heaven by sending up many decorated balloons.

 

Normally, most of the hotel rooms in Taunggyi are fully booked according to the high occupancy during festival time. Local tour and hotel room reservation are available to check by phone (or) by email.

The capital city of the Shan State is Taunggyi in Myanmar. Visitors come to Shan state to visit Inle Lake for floating cultivations, fishing, One Leg rower, and Cheroot making factory, silk weaving and jumping cat monastery well known as Nga Phe Chaung Monastery and so on. Nowadays, visitors come and visit Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Hot Air balloons festival which held 6 days before the full moon of Tazaungmone (November).

 

Taunggyi Hot Air Balloons Festival is held every year in the end of the Buddhist Lent. It is traditional festival to pay homage to “Sulamani Pagoda” in the heaven by sending up balloons Light with different designs candles and on the outside decorated different colors cellophane lantern. Balloons are usually 15-20 feet tall and flame heats in the air balloons which are quick for ascending, carry about 10-15 foot tail, filling with several types of firecracker for continuous light of the balloons ascending. The Hot Air Balloons festival competition between villages for the best decoration and high flying balloons.

 

In Taunggyi, the hotel rooms are fully booked during festival time for high occupancy. Optional tour and hotel reservation are available to check from email contact, but need to check before your travel departure date.  

Saturday, 24 October 2015 18:26

Pizza Hut New Shop open in Myanmar

The first Pizza Hut Shop open in Yangon at City Mart Market Place, Bahan Township on Oct 22nd 2015. Home delivery is not available yet and Price will be about 10000 to 20000 Ks depended on Pizza size and type.

Friday, 02 October 2015 19:51

Entrance fee for Bagan updated !

Bagan, famous ancient city of Myanmar, entrance fee has been updated and will be effected from November 1, 2015.

Bagan Zone fee, which is currently 20-USD per person for a foreigner will be 25000-ks per person, started from November 1 2015, accroding to the announcement by Myanmar Travel and Tourism.

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