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Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Aug 24, 2016 - 7:09 PM

3rd UPDATE Several temples in the famous tourist destination of Bagan are heavily damaged

The ancient Dhammayangyi temple is seen shrouded in dust as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP PHOTO / SOE MOE AUNG

Myanmar tourism boom set to bring 7.5M visitors a year

Aug 02, 2016 - 11:45 PM

We will try to find new destinations for tourists to visit and we will also support community based tourism says tourism official Tint Thwin

epa04605785 Tourists visit at the MyaTheinTan pagoda in Sagaing, some 10 kilometers northwest of Mandalay, central Myanmar, 06 February 2015. Record tourist arrivals and tourism revenue in 2014 surpassed expectations, officials said Monday. Hotel and Tourism Ministry data showed the country hosted more than 3.5 million tourists and earned 1.14 billion dollars in 2014. Most visitors were from Asia, especially from Thailand, Japan and China, which made up 67 per cent of tourist arrivals in 2014. Tourism numbers have been on the rise since the country began to open up following the 2010 election that ended military rule. Authorities predict 5 million tourist arrivals in 2015 and the ministry plans to open up more coastal areas and ethnic regions in addition to the traditionally popular destinations. Myanmar is planning for tourist arrivals to reach 7.5 million in 2020. EPA/PYAE SONE AUNG

Myanmar stops tourists from scaling ancient temples

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Tourists and local pilgrims are not permitted to climb the temples in Bagan Myanmar starting March 1

2015 travel bucket list

Jan 29, 2015 - 10:28 PM

A new year presents new adventures Here’s a list of 5 places worth traveling to this 2015

WiFi at a temple, other surprises in Myanmar, the Golden Land

Feb 02, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Now visa free for Filipinos Myanmar is opening itself – and its cultural treasures – to the world even more This writer shares what she saw on Myanmar’s streets and temples

WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN LAND. A visit to Myanmar promises golden pagodas and much more. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang