The Ancient city of Bagan is home to thousands of unique temples stretched across an attractive plain. Well and truly established on the tourist trail in Myanmar, the towns around the temples can sometimes feel a little overrun with the usual tourist trappings, but once out onto the plains and exploring the temples for yourself, you will often find a […]


Bago is a great detour for a small day trip if time in Yangon allows. This is less touristy than other locations and it is home to two more large Reclining Buddha statues. The outdoor Buddha is free of flashing “Christmas” lights and viewing fees. Aside from the reclining statues, one can visit some of the less explored but beautiful […]

Balloon Crazy

“Balloon Crazy Wedding: Event & Floral Service” I put quotes around the name because their flier doesn’t really specify where their name stops and the flier begins. The four guys running this business are reliable and quick to help solve any late night balloon issues you might have. Their English is poor, plan accordingly.


The Bamar are Myanmar’s majority ethnic group. They have traditionally controlled much of the country through political means, particularly the fertile central plains and Ayeyarwady valley. Originally migrants from southern China, the Bamar (or “Burmans” as they were known in colonial times) were a wet-rice farming people, Theravada Buddhist by religion, whose tonal, Tibeto-Burman tongue – Burmese – has long […]

Bangkok Kitchen

UPDATE: 1 August 2018 Bangkok Kitchen has closed their doors and is moving to a new location.  Bangkok Kitchen is located on Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon. The food is amazing, but the restaurant does not have air conditioning. It is advisable to avoid during the hot season.

Bogoyoke Market

This historic market is often people’s first thought for shopping. It is an interesting large tourist market though it can be hot or overwhelming for visitors. Be aware that the market’s hours are approximately 10 am to 5:00 pm. The market is closed on Mondays, holidays and every full moon day. We recommend some of the following shops: Golden Myanmar […]

Botahtaung Pagoda

This pagoda is located just off of Strand road next to the Yangon River and very near the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. ‘Bo’ means “Military Leader” and “Tahtaung” means “one thousand”. The “Botahtaung” Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted relics of the ‘Buddha’ brought from India over 2,000 years ago. It is possible to walk through […]


Brolly Sky Bar

The rooftop of a small hotel of the same name provides the relaxed setting for this bar, most notable for its excellent views over Mandalay Hill and the Shan Mountains. Decent cocktails, solid food choices and music make this a popular spot.

Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda

One Sacred Replica Tooth Relic was enshrined in the Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda on Dhammapala Hill in Mayangon Township. The pagoda was built with cash donations from the people of Myanmar and Buddhist donors around the world.