Yangon known for its secondhand book stalls as well as golden pagodas

MENTIONING elephants is a big mistake. It’s how, on a trip to Myanmar, I come to be known as the Elephant Man. It all begins late one afternoon in Yangon, the delightfully decrepit capital of a former hermit nation that’s opened up to the outside world and on its way to becoming South East Asia’s […]

Myanmar sees over 400,000 tourists visiting second largest city in 2014

YANGON, April 28 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay in the north received more than 400,000 foreign tourists in 2014, revealed the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Tuesday, predicting a rise to more than 500,000 in 2015. According to the Mandalay regional immigration authorities, 464, 577 foreign tourists visited the country’s cultural […]