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Yangon Untravelled 3

Nagar Glass Factory (Yaw Gyi Kyang Street, off Insein Road, Hlaing Township) In 2008 Cyclone Nargis put the once ubiquitous factory of Nagar Glass out of commission, but the family has kept the compound open as a sort of flea market for fine blown glassware. Even if you aren’t in need of Champa

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Yangon Untravelled 2

In 1918, Chinese tycoon Lim Chin Tsong crowned his career with a magnificent mansion overlooking Inya Lake. Five years later, he died broken and penniless, only his distinctive tower behind. The Chin Tsong Palace (which turns 100 next year) features opulent Chinese architecture and embellishment a

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Yangon Untravelled 1


The Reclining Buddha (Corner of Shwegondaing Roadand Phaung Daw Oo Street, Bahan Township)
The Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, home to a 65-metre long reclining Buddha image, is for some reason less visited among foreigners than the throngs of local tourists. But the

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Inle Heritage Cats, fish, lunch and learning.

 Inle Heritage is a non-profit project to the south of Inle Lake and a great stop for visitors to the area. The project is committed to preserving the lake’s natural heritage as well as engaging and empowering the local youth. With a cat house, aquarium, restaurant, vocational training sch

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