Nowadays Mrauk U may exist as a small, sleepy town but during its heyday it was inhabited by over 160,000 people and considered one of the most prosperous cities in Asia. Thanks to lucrative trading with merchants from Spain, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the Middle East, the Kingdom of Mrauk U thrived until 1784 when it […]
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With just over four million tourist arrivals recorded in 2015, it is fair to say that Myanmar has well and truly opened up to the world. Instead of promoting it for its virgin, undiscovered state, how about celebrating the fact it is now undergoing an important political, economic and social transition? Anyone lucky enough to […]
Dear travellers, We’ve just caught wind that restoration work will be carried out on the Golden Rock as early as February 17th. There’s a good chance it may start before that, or even after, but this is the most consistent date we’ve been provided after calling around. It was last restored back in 2013 and the photograph below […]
Tour Mandalay recently paid a visit to Eau Mandalay Water Factory, located in Shwenantha on the outskirts of Yangon. The factory was established in 1999 and its production technology is based on Belgian-German solutions. The factory provides employment opportunities to 25 people, who are all inhabitants of the nearby villages. Whilst the company is now trading […]
We are pleased to announce that U Thant’s house will now be open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm. The house itself is located on Windermere Crescent, a leafy suburb located approximately 5-10 minutes away from Inya Lake. Although the purpose of a trip here is to learn more […]
We’re excited to announce that Tour Mandalay have just returned from Ngapali after being the first destination management company to test out Oriental Ballooning’s soon to be launched flight. Thought a trip here was all about sun, sea and sand? Well think again. This new flight is a real game changer and I can confidently say […]