Immaneul Baptist Church

One of the oldest Churches in Yangon is located at the corner of Maha Bandula Road and Maha Bandula Garden Street (just east of Sule Pagoda). Built in 1885 by an American missionary, the church was destroyed during World War II but rebuilt in 1952.American Baptist International Ministries, which at that time was called the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. One […]

Inle Lake

Inle Lake sometimes referred to as the Venice of Asia, is one of the most iconic locations in Myanmar. Most travelers arrive at Inle Lake via the airport in Heho.

Inya Day Spa

Inya Day Spa is the premier spa in Yangon. The Masseuses are skilled, they offer a wide variety of services, and their facilities are top notch. Their main location on Inya road is an oasis of calm. As you enter from the street you remove your shoes and are escorted across a small bridge over a tranquil koi pond and into […]

Jack Zaw Min Oo

Tour guide and organizer, vehicle rentals, drivers for hire, and casual translator. Jack is trustworthy and reliable. Website: greenseason-travel.com – It’s worth enduring the typo’s and funky CSS effects, Jack offers great deals and provides reliable service to all his customers. Phone: 01 392194 Mobile: 09 420016634 Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Kaba Aye Pagodoa

The name “Kaba Aye” in Burmese means “World Peace” to which this pagoda is dedicated. Built in 1952, this pagoda is significant for the Sixth World Buddhist Synod, which was held in its large precinct in 1954. The Buddhist Art Museum, Maha Pasana Cave and newly built Wizaya Mingala Dhammathabin Hall are also located in the same precinct.

Kafe in Town

The Kafe in Town has western style coffee, modern, climate controlled atmosphere with comfortable seating and Western-style desserts such as cheesecake, brownies, carrot cake. Smoothies, and fresh fruit juice.

Kalaw

Mountain City in the north of Myanmar. a great place to cool down in the hot season. To get there you can drive the 8-10 hours from Yangon or fly into the airport at Heho. Hotels Hillock Villa Kalaw Heritage Hotel Dream Mountain Resort Dream Villa Hotel Restaurants New Simple Life Red House Tour operators Ride Behind Kalaw Miscellaneous Kalaw […]

Kandawgyi Lake

The “great Royal Lake” as it translates was created by the British using water channeled from Inya Lake. Kandawgyi Lake is approximately 8 km in circumference and very shallow. there are many attractions around the lake such as Karaweik Palace, the Aquarium (scheduled to re-open sometime after 2020), a boardwalk in various states of repair, and disrepair), Utopia Tower, lots […]

Karaweik Palace

Sitting in the middle of Kandawgyi Lake and very hard to miss, Karaweik Palace is a pagoda-style hall built in 1974 and set on a pair of barges pointing out into the lake. each barge sports a large head of the mythical bird, the Karaweik, famous for its melodious songs . The design is based on ceremonial barges used in […]

Kayin & Kachin

The independent Kayin live scattered throughout central and southern Myanmar, but mainly in their own Kayin state, which they call “Kawthoolei”. Many Kayin are Christian. Because of their Christian religious leanings, they were heavily favored over the Bamar during the British colonial period.

Mahar Wizaya Stupa

Mahar Wizaya was built in 1980 with relics contributed by the King of Nepal and constructed by a new architect and represents a mix of Mon-Burma Culture. It is located just beyond the Southern Stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda. When you enter from the Eastern Stairway, you will see many tortoises that were given sanctuary in the lake and if you […]

Mahlzeit

Mahlzeit is the premier German restaurant in Yangon. They offer a broad range of dishes from across Germany. Their selection of schnitzel is especially impressive. They have a quiet atmosphere and are family friendly. Parking is plentiful in the parking garage next door. Find them online here.

Martyrs’ Mausoleum

Martyrs’ Mausoleum, near Shwedagon Pagoda’s North entrance, is a memorial built to honor Aung San and six cabinet members who were assassinated. It also contains the tombs of Queen Suphayalat, wife of Burma’s last king; nationalist and writer Thakin Kodaw Hmaing; former UN Secretary-General U Thant; and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother, Khin Kyi.

Mohinga

The national dish Mohinga is in its simplest form, a fish broth packed with rice noodles, eggs, fritter and the occasional fish head. But don’t let that put you off. It may not sound or even look, like the most appetizing of meals, but the people of Myanmar have perfected the art, adding all the right ingredients to give you […]

Mon

Mon

The Mon have a long and proud history, even longer than the Bamar. The Mon state is centered on Mawlamyine in the southeast portion of Myanmar. Though mostly assimilated with the Bamar culture, the Mon continue to use their own language and have managed to retain their own state within the Union of Myanmar. As Buddhists, they have their own […]

Monsoon

Monsoon is a small Burmese cuisine restaurant with a wide selection of tea, fresh fruit drinks, smoothies, and coffee. Located at 85-87 Theinbyu Road, Botahtaung.

Myanmar

Myanmar isn’t a Southeast Asian country that is often on travelers “must see” lists, or planned for their great backpacking adventure. Which is a shame, because Myanmar is one of the most culturally preserved and exciting destinations in Asia. Myanmar is 10 ½ hours ahead of Washington D.C. during daylight savings time and 11 ½ hours ahead during the fall and […]

Myanmar Lacquerware

Myanmar Lacquerware (commonly called 13th Street Lacquerware) is located at No. 17, 13th Street near Strand Road. http://www.myanmarlacquerware.com/. This shop has set prices but is known for quality, pure lacquerware. Look at the teacup samples on the raised counter which shows the process of creating lacquerware. Here you will also be able to find the cups woven from horsehair and […]

Nagar Glass Factory

Opened in 1948 by a master glass craftsman and his wife, the factory was left to their family of five daughters and two sons who made the factory famous for its hand-blown designs. Over the years, Nagar Glass received high-profile commissions, such as the 5ft glass eyes of the Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha. It has done work for the Strand and other high-end […]

Names in Myanmar

Myanmar names may consist of a single word (“Nu,” for example), two words (“Hla Min”) or three words (“Khin Maung Myint”), but each is a complete unit.  If you use only one word of the name you destroy its meaning.  Thus, it is simply incorrect to call someone named Myint Aung, “Mr. Aung” or “Myint.” Therefore, it is incorrect to shorten […]