Inle Lake trip explores pagoda ruins

November 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

INLE LAKE, Myanmar, 29 November 2017: Sanctum Inle Resort, an upscale resort in one of Myanmar’s most compelling destinations, Inle Lake, has launched a boat journey to an ancient capital where more than 100 stupas stand in a flooded plain.

As more tourists discover the lake’s stilted villages and floating market gardens, the resort has introduced a full- day tour to Sagar, a 538-year-old village at the southern-most reaches of the lake.

Founded as a royal capital of the Shan State in 1479, Sagar has been dubbed the lake’s “best kept secret.” Its 108 stupas that date to the 16th and 17th centuries. They are partially submerged during the rainy season. Read more

TAT promotes neighbourly travel

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 25 September, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand is hosting Bangkok-based media on a five-day fam trip this week to promote Bangkok as a hub to visit Laos, North Thailand and Myanmar.

Nothing new about the concept of two or three- country travel itineraries. Tour operators have been successfully selling Bangkok as a gateway to Laos and Myanmar for decades.

However, while the starting point remains the Bangkok hub of Suvarnabhumi Airport, the difference this time round is an itinerary that misses the capital cities of Myanmar and Laos concentrating on Mandalay in Myanmar, Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city in the north and Luang Prabang in Laos. Read more