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Tour Mandalay recommends: The Governor’s Residence (Yangon)

Formerly the official residence of a Kaya state governor in the 1920s, the carefully preserved teak mansion you see today has been lovingly restored as a boutique, luxury hotel that captures the charm and elegance of a more leisurely era. Having won the ‘Belmond Governor’s Residence Producer of the year award’ in 2014, and with quiet hopes […]


RT special: Pomelo Yangon

It’s no secret, most guide books will recommend a stop at the impressive Bogyoke Market, a ginormous covered market, home to an impressive range of Burmese souvenirs ranging from paper parasols to wooden puppets. In keeping with Yangon’s constant hustle and bustle, it’s also a great way to appreciate everyday local life, with frantic shoppers and busy market vendors creating a fun-to-watch […]


Myanmar in focus: 15 reasons to visit Myanmar during the ‘green season’

It’s no secret, most people looking to visit to Myanmar will travel between the months of October and March (with the months of January and February being the most popular). This will provide optimum climate conditions, especially when it comes to clear skies, dry weather and low humidity levels. Tour Mandalay would now like to deal […]


Food and drink: Menya Koinobori (Yangon)

**Please note that all of Tour Mandalay’s restaurant reviews are carried out undercover and are therefore 100% unbiased. We feature only the best, thus helping to ensure you make the most out of your time in Myanmar.** Located on the upper section of the bustling Maha Bandoohla Panchan (Park) Street, Menya Koinobori offers a range […]


RT special: Tour Mandalay visit the Yangon Animal Shelter

On the remote plains an hour north of Yangon, you’ll unexpectedly find hundreds of bouncy, barking, affectionate dogs vying for your love and affection. All former street dogs, it is understandable that some are very shy and others recovering from the stresses of their previous lives, but all are delightful characters who have been given […]


Tour Mandalay recommends: Han Thar Gardens (Bago)

Located close enough to Bago for it to be convenient, yet far enough away to escape the city’s hustle and bustle, Han Thar Gardens is hands down the best accommodation option in Bago. From the moment you pull up in the car, you are immediately wowed by Han Thar Gardens’ natural setting. Surrounded by green fields, […]

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