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Myanmar:During the colonial time, Britain renamed “Myanmar" as Burma(after the majority ethnic group-the Bamar or Burmese people). The name was changed back to Myanmar in 1989.

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Journeys Princess Myanmar Travels Co., Ltd. intend to be uniting conservation, communities & sustainable travel and promotes responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people as we specialize not only on adventure trips like off the beaten trek, remote hiking/ trekking and etc. but also we cater culture trips as well.

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King Anawrahta founded Bagan in AD 1044. Bagan is situated on the left bank of the famed Ayeyarwaddy River and is covered with more than 2000 ancient pagodas and temples. Many of the ancient temples and pagodas are sprawled across the wide expanses of green delta plain. By visiting Bagan, you can know very well the historical, cultural and archaeological of Myanmar. Anyone arriving in this zone is astonished that people had the abilities in ancient times to build such amazing monuments. NowaDay, Bagan is the greatest archaeological site in Southeast Asia and famous for its traditional lacquerware home industry. You should take the time to visit the lacquerware workshop to observe how craftsmen produce the unique lacquerware accessories.

Tour Code JPM # 0001
Coverage Yangon - Bagan - Yangon
Duration 5 Day / 4 Night
Validity Now - 30 Sep'16
3 to 5 pax USD 323
5 to 7 pax USD 303
Service Include: 3* Hotel, Ground Transporation with Air-con car, Entrance Fees, Horse Craft, Local guide.

Tamu

As Tamu is hub town as a gate way for tread between Myanmar and India, Tamu town is always active with local people and trade visitors both from Myanmar and Inda.
It is settlement at Tamu District in Sagaing Region and it is in northwest Myanmar near the border with the eastern Indian State of Manipur in India. Tamu town is approx: (2000) meters above sea level and the distances are approx. (1,092) km from Yangon, approx. (475) km from Mandalay and approx. (346) km from Monywa.
It can be able to extend your trip from Mandalay OR from Monywar to cross Tamu reaching to Moreh; it is a city at Chandel District of Manipur State in India. As essential need is the special border passed permit for tourists, if tourists have this special permit, you might across Tamu and can be able to enter Moreh in India. Nonetheless, you may apply the India Visa at India Embassy either in Myanmar or in your country before your trip. You may seek your experiences with our JPM @ Journeys Princess Myanmar Travels & Tours in future; we enclosed the detailed itinerary for your information.

TAMU PRINCESS with (2) optional extension trips (*) You may extend Tamu border passed trip either from Mandalay or Monywa.


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11 Things To Know Before Visiting Myanmar

How do Burmese punks keep their mohawks standing tall? Why do cash in Myanmar need to be kept clean? What does making a kissing sound in a Yangon restaurant get you? As recently as a year ago, few people would have cared about the answers to any of these questions. But newfound political freedom has brought a surge in tourism to the once isolated country, making Myanmar a 2013 traveler’s hot spot, and a place worth getting up to speed on.

 
(1) Myanmar has fantastic beached
Myanmar has 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) of coastline and some of the finest stretches of beaches in Asia. Many beaches along the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea remain undiscovered by tourist and unspoiled by development. Many of them face west, so they produce great sunsets. The best known is Ngapali Beach, a 45-minutes flight from Yangon. Where almost two miles of whites sand are lined with palm trees overlooking the Andamas Sea. Here you’ll find a number of large resorts. Lees developed is Ngwe Saung, a beautiful unspoiled beach that’s a five-hour drive from Yangon. Also called Silver Beach, its eight-mile (13 kilometers) stretch makes it one of the longest beaches in Asia.
 

(2) New Year celebrations last four Day
The Burmese make a big deal of the New Year. Thingyan, known as the “water festival,” is celebrated in April. This year it takes place April 13-16. Everything shuts down over the four-day New Year—banks, restaurants, shops. The biggest celebrations are in Yangon and Mandalay. During the New Year water throwing frenzy everyone throws and sprays water at each other’s. Staying dry isn’t an option. Water symbolizes away of the previous year’s bad luck and sins. On New Year’s Day, the fourth day of the festival, fish and birds are released as acts of merit and feasts are held for monks. In recent years of privation, hard-core Burmese punks used leather glue of spike up their hair at New Year. The super strong glue meant their mohawks stayed standing through the Water Festival, but when the party was over they had so have their hair. These Day, Burmese punks use hairspray.
 

(3) The Internet isn’t censored any more, but it ‘still slow
The Internet arrived in Myanmar in 2000, but prices and slow connections mean it’s still not widely used. Under the former government, websites such as YouTube and Gmail were blocked, but restrictions have largely been lifted and last month Google chairman Eric Schmidt visited the country. Far more popular than the Internet mobile phones, though here, too, prices ate high compared with other Asian countries. Local IT firms ate lobbying to introduce cheaper SIM cards and a breakthrough is expected soon. A U.S $15 SIM card for mobile phones will be; made available in June, in the run-up to the South East Asian Games to be held in Myanmar in December, but will be available only to foreigners.
 

(4) You’ll need plenty of cash—and make sure it’s clean
There are few ATM in Myanmar, so visitors need to bring plenty of U.S dollars. The higher the denomination, the better the exchange rate. You greenbacks should be squeaky clean – that means no creases, stains, marks or tears. A note that’s folded or even a little worn is worthless in Myanmar. At present, credit cards are accepted only in five-star hotels and up-market shops and restaurants, usually with a 2 -3 % fee added to the bill. But this is changing. By the end of the year, credit cards should be more widely accepted. The local currency is the kyat (pronounced “chat”) and U.S $ will get you about 882 kyats. The new 10,000 kyat note (less than U.S $ 12) is the highest denomination – be prepared for bulging water. There’s little worry about carrying a lot of cash. Crime against foreigners is rare and the Burmese – the vast majority of whom are Buddhist – are generally honest.
 

(5) A kissing sound gets you a beer
When the Burmese want to get a waiter’s attention they make a kissing sound, usually two or three short kisses. It’s the sort of sound you might make if calling a cat. Walk down 19 Street in Yangon’s Chinatown and you’ll hear that kissing sound a lot. This narrow, pedestrian only street is where the Burmese come to drink. Restaurants lines either of the street and chairs and tables are set out in front. The local brew is Myanmar Beer and it’s cheap – about 60 cents for a glass of draught. This is prime people-watching territory and if you keep an eye out you’ll spot Yangon’s hip-hop royalty on the prowl. Just don’t expect to see any females. Most Burmese women – married and single – stay home in the evening. That’s not to say Western women aren’t welcome. It’s understood that foreigners have different current.
 

(6) The men wear skits
The traditional Burmese dress is the longyi, a wraparound skirt worn by men and women. Men tie their in the front and women fold the cloth over and secure it at the side. NLD Leader Aung San Suu Kyi is known for her beautiful longyis and tailored tops. Her high-profile appearances have helped boost the popularity of the traditional dress among young women in Myanmar. As for what’s worn underneath, that’s a matter of personal preference. In the cities, Burmese men usually wear underwear beneath their longyis when they go out, but at home wear It as the Scots wears their kilts. In the countryside, underwear is much less common – for men and women. As one man jokingly put it: “Longyi are great. Free air-conditioning.” That’s a plus, especially when the summer temperature tips 104 F (40 C). It’s completely acceptable for a foreigner to wear a longyi and can be a conversation starter.
 

(7) The food is exceptional
It’s considered rude to eat with the left hand as this is the hand used for personal hygiene. To spell that out – the left hand does the job of toilet paper. So eating – as well as giving money – is always done with the right hand. A typical Burmese meal includes steamed rice, fish, meat, vegetables and soup and all the dishes arrive at the same time. The Burmese use their fingertips to mold the rice into a small ball and then mix it with various dishes. As is the norm, Buddhist usually avoid eating beef and the Muslims don’t eat pork. Meals are served with plenty of condiments – from sweet to savory – and everyone has their preferred way of customizing a dish.
 

(8) The trains are seriously bumpy
The poor condition of railway tracks means carriages get shaken about. This makes for a bouncy ride, but trains are still a great way to see the country. Myanmar’s trains are slow and have a reputation for running late. The most reliable route, Yangon to Mandalay, takes about 16 hours, assuming no delays. On overnight trains, there’s more chance of getting some shut-eye in an upper class seat than in a sleeper. It can get surprisingly cold a few hours after dusks, so it’s smart to bring something warm to wear. Buses are usually a faster option, but they’re often crowded. Domestic flights are most comfortable way to cover long distances and relatively cheap.
 

(9) Yangon has a newspaper vendor on every street corner
After five decades under a repressive military regime, the Burmese are enjoying their newfound press freedom and showing a healthy appetite for news. In the past, all publications had to submit their stories to the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division for approval. Censorship was gradually phased out in 2012 and at the beginning of this year the bureau was formally abolished. Under the former ruling military junta, Myanmar had a reputation for jailing anyone who dared voice opposition; that included many in the media. Last year was the first year since 1996 that no journalists were jailed. Burmese journalists who fled the country and were forced to live in exile are slowly returning. April 1 was a landmark for the country’s media. For the first times since 1964, daily newspapers were permitted. It’s a big step for press freedom, but there are concerns that some of the popular weekly newspapers will struggle to make the transition to daily circulation.
 

(10) The people with red teeth aren’t vampires
Chewing betel nut is a national pastime. Small street stalls selling the palm-sized green leaves are everywhere. The leaves are filled with hard squares of betel nut, spices and sometimes a pinch of tobacco and then folded up and popped in the mouth and chewed. You have to chew a wrap a while before you feel the mild narcotic effect the betel nut. At about 6 cents a wrap it’s a cheap hit, but there’s a downside. Not only does betel nut stain your teeth a reddish-brown, the little packages are spat out on the floor when finished -- making for messy sidewalks. It’s also highly addictive.
 

(11) Hotels are expensive
Room rates shot up 350% last year, which means that a room that cost U.S$ 25 a night in 2011 now goes for almost U.S$100. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand. Since the country opened up, business travelers and tourists have been packing flights to Myanmar. There are a lot more visitors – more than a million last year -- but roughly the same number if hotels. More hotels are on the way, but they take times to build and the hotel shortage is expected to continue five to 10 years. Book accommodation well ahead. A lot of hotels are renovating and since they don’t want to miss out on the visitor boom, they’re staying open while upgrading. When making a reservation it’s worth checking to see if any work is in progress and, if so, requesting a room away from the noise.
 


*** Sources By Traveller. Vol.1, No.5, 29 July, 2013 ***

Myanmar Destinations

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