Innwa, or Ava before, is located to the south of Amarapura. It was the capital of Burma in the past for a couple of times over several centuries, the first time in the 14th century. Innwa was established in 1364 on an artificial island, bordering with the Irrawaddy river in the North and the Myitnge river to the East. When people dug a canal was on the West and South, the Innwa island was made.
Burmese women’s and children’s use of thanaka is a unique custom; we uncover this tradition’s background and the reasons it continues to thrive today.
“How much does it cost to travel in Burma/Myanmar?” is the most often asked question, which I get in your e-mails. The general answer should be that it depends on the style of your travel, but that doesn’t really answer anything. Tourism boom, which has hit the country last year caused many prices to skyrocket. […]
How much does it cost to live in Myanmar? It depends on your lifestyle is the shortest, but very vague answer. Many will tell you that you that you can rent an apartment for $200-300 and eat delicious meals on the street for $1.
Emerging like a fortress from the gentle hills around Mrauk U is Dukkanthein Paya. Some have described it as being built like a bunker, and others call it a castle, but once inside, its true uplifting nature reveals itself. Its inner passages are lined with images of Buddha, standing in silent repose. But before entering […]