Myanmar has (once again) decided to ban temple climbing at Bagan

Visitors to the archaeological site of Bagan in Myanmar (Burma) will once again be banned from climbing its famous pagodas. The authorities prohibited tourists from scaling the iconic temples last year, but backpedaled on the ban after tour operators expressed concerns that it would be bad for business. The latest U-turn is thought to have […]

400,000 holidaymakers expected to visit Chaungtha next year

Tourist arrivals to Chaungtha, a beach resort in Ayeyawady Region, is expected to reach over 400,000 next year, according to the Chaungtha Zone Hoteliers Association. Chaungtha Beach is a popular resort and one of the top tourist attractions in Myanmar. It is about 5 hours drive from the commercial capital of Yangon. The Chaungtha Zone […]