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Myanmar Traditional Food: 3 things you might not know about

Myanmar traditional food is something you cannot miss when deciding to take a trip to this spiritual country. Due to the diverse geographical features, favorable seasonal conditions, fertile soil and water resources, Myanmar boasts an abundant supply of food in a great variety all year around. There are five fun facts about Myanmar traditional food that you might not know about.

Four Popular Myanmar Traditional Food

Rice is among the main food in Myanmar, which comprises about 75% of the diet. Rice is often served with meat or fish, soup, salad and vegetables all cooked in their own ways, and some relishes to complement the meal.

Mohinga, or rice noodle served with fish soup, is the favorite Myanmar traditional food mostly enjoyed at breakfast or on special occasions.

Laphet or pickled tea leaves with a dash of oil and served with sesame seeds, fried garlic and roasted peanuts, is another popular snack typical of Myanmar.

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Myanmar Airways plans to open new UAE route

Myanmar Airways International will start flights to the United Arab Emirates next year, now the two countries have signed an aviation accord.

Myanmar Airways

Myanmar Airways

MAI’s marketing and public relations manager, Aye Maya Thar, told local media that the airline plans to launch services to UAE in 2015, but gave no details.

Before the agreement signed on 10 March, Myanmar and UAE had no aviation treaties.

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Hotel investors join in Myanmar market

Sedona Yangon Hotel - one of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar

Sedona Yangon Hotel – one of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar

Hotels and Tourism deputy minister, Tin Shwe, reported that Myanmar’s tourism industry is now booming to the point the ministry must ease conditions for foreigners to invest in in new hotels.

“European and Asian hotel investors are now the priority,” he explained to local media just days after the ministry organised a briefing on hotel joint ventures that attracted 600 business executives from Thailand alone.

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Changes in Bagan tourism fee

Bagan’s tourism zone entrance fees could soon be collected by the Myanmar Tourism Federation, with part of the proceeds funding the development of Myanmar tourism and travel facilities in the Bagan region.

Bagan - one of the most famous spiritual destinations in Myanmar.

Bagan – one of the most famous spiritual destinations in Myanmar.

The tourism federation’s joint general secretary, U Khin Aung Htun, told local media that the fees are currently collected by the Ministry of Culture, but the federation is negotiating with the government to take over that responsibility. A deal could be reached as soon as April.

“We will begin collecting fees no later than 1 October. It could be sooner depending upon our discussions with the government,” he added.

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New Air Service to Yangon by Air China

Air China will launch services linking Beijing and Yangon, while adding a Chengdu-Kunming-Yangon flight starting later this month.

Air China Flies To Yangon

Air China Flies To Yangon

Scheduled to launch 30 March, the airline will operate four weekly flights on the Beijing-Yangon route, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday using a B737-800.

The outbound flight, CA715, will depart from Beijing at 1930 and arrive in Yangon at 2250. The return flight, CA716, will depart from Yangon at 2350 local time and arrive in Beijing at 0550 Beijing time.

For Chengdu-Kunming-Yangon route, the airline will operate a daily service with A320s.

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