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 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.


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Mandalay Hill

Rising over 200 meters above the city, this landmark is scattered with pagodas. There’s an elevator to the top but it’s considered an act of merit to climb via one of the four covered staircases. At the summit, you’ll find the Su Taung Pyae (translated as “Wish Fulfilling”) Pagoda as well as gorgeous views of the city.

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.


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 […]



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 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 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. 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 […]