Monsoon hits Mandalay’s tourism

Popular destinations in Mandalay have seen a significant decline in the number of tourists arrivals this month, as the monsoon season has arrived. The wet season runs from May to September. “Visitor numbers have declined during May. Yet, tourists from Thailand and China visit Mandalay almost every day. In the past years, boat drivers had […]

Air-Conditioned Train to Ride Myanmar’s Circle Line Soon

More than 50 years after launching its first train service, Burma’s state railway department will soon offer passengers the chance to ride a Japanese air-conditioned train on a popular but poorly maintained commuter route in Rangoon. The five-cabin train—a used model that was imported from Japan last year—will make its first trip on the Circle […]