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I'm Thiha from Myanmar who aspires to travel around the world and learn as much as possible. I share my travel stories here supported by beautiful photos, videos and more. I love travelling to enquire, to hear local stories, to enjoy the nature and of-cause to have fun.




နေ့စဉ် ပြည်တွင်းပြည်ပ ခရီးသွားသတင်းထူးများအပါအဝင် ခရီးစဉ်လည်ပတ်စရာများအကြောင်းတွေ နဲ့ ဒေသန္တရ ဗဟုသုတအစုံအလင် သိရှိနိုင်ဖို့ အပတ်စဉ်သတင်းလွှာ လေးကို ခုပဲ ရယူလိုက်ပါ။ စာရင်းသွင်းသူများအတွက် ကျွန်တော့်ရဲ့ ပထမဆုံး ပုံနှိပ်စာအုပ် "၁၇" ကဗျာနဲ့ဝတ္ထုတိုစာအုပ်ကို လက်ဆောင် ပေးပို့သွားမှာ ဖြစ်တဲ့အပြင် သတင်းလွှာကနေတဆင့် အခမဲ့ခရီးသွားခြင်းအစီအစဉ်တွေ၊ ခရီးသွားလက်ဆောင်တွေ စတဲ့ ထူးခြားအခွင့်အရေးတွေလည်း သိရှိနိုင်ဦးမှာပါ။

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Local Trips in April

April is one of the exciting months for all of Myanmar people. Thingyan Festival hold in every mid-April can make your heart skip a beat. The whole country celebrating Thingyan, so don’t be afraid of getting wet if you want to go on a trip in this month. Thingyan Holidays is like December Holidays for Myanmar. This year Thingyan Holidays are five days, confusing to plan a trip.

Playing water in Yangon

Yangon, City of Myanmar, is the best place to celebrate Thingyan. Rave with mainstream EDM artists in Mandat or get wet with cars or walk around and pour water to people. If you love to join with Yangon Splash Walk team during Thingyan, it is the best choice to meet with local traditional ways of enjoying Water Festival in previous time. This year, it will happen on 16 April. Many to choose, your choice?

Meet traditional Myanmar Thingyan in Mandalay

Second crowded Tihingyan festival is celebrated in Mandalay but can get different experience of Thingyan. Not only Myanmar Traditional Thingyan but also nowadays Thingyan celebrations are mixing there. Since last year, the authority of Mandalay team tried to have more traditional Thingyan for sake of Mandalay. This year, you can also enjoy Village Thingyan walkaway in Mandalay and there will be special places and performance for tourists as well. Don’t forget to taste Thingyan traditional foods.

Myanmar New Day in Pyin Oo Lwin

As usual, local goes up to Pyin Oo Lwin at the Myanmar New Year Day from Mandalay to play water more there. Normally all the people are playing water in Mandalay so that people from Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin Road, they don’t feel like they are playing water enough. That’s the reason the play water to people when they go back or go trip to Pyin Oo Lwin from Mandalay on Myanmar New Year Day,

Enjoying Thingyan Rice in Mawlamyine

In April, Mon people from Mon State are cooking special rice for donating and treating neighborhoods. It’s called Thingyan Rice which has a candle light smell and serve with water and spicy dried meat or fish. You can try it in Mawlamyine while enjoying Thingyan here in Mawlamyine one more day than other region because people play water in Myanmar New Day as well in here. Also you can visit pagodas, beaches and waterfalls nearby Mawlamyine.

Never Say No to Beach (Chaung Thar, Ngwe Saung, Ngapali)

There are three most famous beaches in Myanmar: Chaung Thar, Ngwe Saung and Ngapali. Al these beaches are good to chill or have fun during Thingyan. If you’d like to play water with crowd, then choose Chaung Thar. If you prefer more to chill, choose Ngwe Saung or Ngapali.

Trip to Chin State

Chin State is a good place to hide from getting wet. Can take trekking to NatMa Mountain or Mount Victoria (also known as Khaw Nu Sone). Don’t miss to visit celebration in Bone Talar Waterfall, Observe Southern Chin Ethnics tradition and their nature. Or visit Heartshaped Rih Lake and observe Northern Chin Ethnic.

Trip to Kalaw – Pindaya

Best time to have a vacation at hill towns to avoid summer. Go around Ywar-ngan and Pindaya while staying in Kalaw, one of the hill town in the Southern Shan State. Experience Myanmar Tradition of villagers from rural come with carts to celebrate Pagoda festival, which is becoming extinct due to changes of era. Go around Myatabeik Yay Pyar Aine and Main Ma Ye Thakhin Ma Mountain. As this also is mountain area, people from here don’t play water much during Water Festival.


Feel the sea breezes while avoiding Thingyan in Kawthaung (actually you can’t avoid it while you are in Kawthaung downtown or Ranong, Thailand border), most southern part of Myanmar. Join Kawthaung Thingyan celebration and Ranong Thingyan celebration if you want to or chill at Ma Li Wan hot stream. Enjoying the life by lying down in sands after studying around Bayintnaung cliff. Don’t miss snorkeling while visiting islands in Andaman Sea.

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