Announcement - Bamarlay's Diary

I am moving my blog to Myanmar Man's Diary.It has already passed the beta testing stage and now up and running. Please visit my new blog. For, I will be updating it with the excerpt from my new posts in Myanmar Man's Diary. Another blog I was invited to contribute to is Today in Myanmar, a website about Myanmar culture, custom, information, travel advice, life and anything about Myanmar. You can also visit the new blog. So far, I am the only one who regularly contribute to this blog while other friends are still writing their articles. Thank you for your support.

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

How to go to Inle Lake

Myanmar Today has published information on travelling to Inle Lake. Travelers to Inle Lake can take direct flight to Heho near Inle Lake, take a bus to Taunggyi and drop on the way in Nyaungshwe or hire a car directly from Yangon, Mandalay or Bagan. Visitors can travel to Inle from Mandalay or from Bagan also. Details can be read at How to Go to Inle - guide to travelers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Inle Lake Travel Guide

I have started writing articles about Inle Lake and Shan State on Myanmar Today. The series starts with an introduction to Inle region, followed by tips on going to Inle Lake and Nyaungshwe, finding a budget hotels and guest house in Inle and Nyaungshwe, mid range and high end hotels in Inle, restaurants, places to visit in and around Inle and other tips for foreign visitors. You can see all the articles on Inle at Inle Travel Guide on Myanmar Today.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Maymyo (Pyinoolwin) travel guide

Myanmar Today is currently publishing series of articles on travel guide to Maymyo. These articles include introduction to Maymyo (Pyinoolwin) as well as how to go to Maymyo, where to stay in Maymyo, where to eat, where to go, and tips for travellers. You can read all the articles about Maymyo (or) Pyinoolwin on Myanmar Today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Web hosting for Myanmar

I am writing a series of articles in Myanmar (Burmese) about webhosting. These articles are intended for the Myanmar audience who have very little or no experience in web hosting. This week, I starts with an introduction to web hosting in Myanmar. The articles will include choosing a good web host, setting up an easy to run blog, setting up wordpress, customizing wordpress, wordpress as CMS, search engine optimization. I believe these articles will give some idea and a start on web hosting for Myanmar people.

You can see the first article here at Web hosting for Myanmar.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mandalay Travel Guide

Currently, Myanmar Today website is running a series of articles about Travel guide to Mandalay. From back ground history of Mandalay to how to go, where to stay, what to see, where to eat to detailed guides about famous places in Mandalay such as Maha Myatnuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, and many other famous pagodas in Mandalay. This is the free and detailed tour guide about Mandalay, Myanmar's (Burma) second largest city and the most important city in upper Burma.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Myanmar Thingyan

Myanmar Thingyan is coming! Now is the time for celebration for all Myanmar - whether poor or rich, educated or none. Burmese communities all over the world will also be celebrating Thingyan in their places also. This is a great time, the most joyous time for the Myanmar people. Thingyan, or Water festival is the most important and most celebrated event in Myanmar. This is the celebration for everybody in Myanmar. In case you don't know what Thingyan is, I have written an account of Myanmar Thingyan on Today in Myanmar. You can read about Myanmar Thingyan on Today in Myanmar.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Complete Shwedagon Pagoda guide

A complete guide to Myanmar's famous pagoda - The Shwedagon Pagoda can be found on Myanmar2day at . All the articles are original articles, and all the information is based on reliable sources as well as the actual research done at the Shwedagon Pagoda by the author. The Shwedagon Pagoda Guide starts with the history of Shwedagon (not just the popular legend but also the opinions of the archeologists), followed by the various structures around and on the Shwedagon Pagoda. There is also a Shwedagon floor plan/map with explanation of each structure described in the floor plan. There is also an article on a relatively unknown Nine Wonders of Shwedagon Pagoda. This is the most complete guide to Shwedagon Pagoda available on the internet.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide


I am writing a series of full length articles on Shwedagon Pagoda in next few days on Myanmar Today. The articles include brief history of Shwedagon Pagoda, stairways, terrace, details of the structures on Shwedagon, interesting places, wonders of Shwedagon and a floor pland of Shwedagon Pagoda for visitors to guide them in their visit to Shwedagon Pagoda. The series will run over two weeks. The first of these series starts today at Shwedagon Pagoda Guide - History.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Myanmar's famous and popular tourist attractions

I have written about Famous and popular tourist attractions in Myanmar. These include Shwedagon Pagoda, Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda as well as those around the country like Inle Lake and around Mandalay. This is just a brief description of those places and is not a complete description. I am planning to write about these places in details in later articles.

Read about Myanmar's Famous and Popular Tourist Attractions.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Myanmar Throne by Than Tun

An account of various thrones used by Myanmar kings

King Badon (Bodawphaya, 1782-1819) moved to the new palace on 17 May 1783 and Amarapura (the City of No Death) on 1 June 1783. One of his ministers called Jeyasankhaya (Zayyathinkhaya) compiled An Account on Golden Palace (Shwebon Nidan) and he completed the work on 21 February 1784. This work was used a handbook on the paraphernalia of almost everything used in the palace. It also explained how a particular thing in the palace (for instance a throne) was made, why is was made and for what purpose it was made. Most of the information given below is from this book.

A king uses eight kinds of throne. The name is Pallan (Palin) and it is derived from a Pali word pallanka meaning a seat. As the king uses it, this seat is generally known by the name of Rajapallanka (Yazapalin, the king’s seat). When it has a span of twenty four feet (5.53 meters) it is Mahapallanka, twelve feet (2.76 meters) Majjimapalanka and six feet (1.88 meters ) Culapallanka. Each throne is usually decorated with eight pieces, viz, (1) Lion, (2) Elephant in the Air, (3) Guardian God (Lokhanatha), (4) Peacock Fan, (5) Elephant Ear, (6) and (7) Two posts for the Door of the Reredos.... Read more at Myanmar Throne on Today in Myanmar.


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