The Kachin State capital boasts a spectacular array of eateries offering authentic Kachin fare and dishes from neighbouring Shan State. The three below are all notable for being operated by successful, confident women restaurateurs.
For the third installment in our travel series focused on wild swimming spots, we venture into the Ayeyarwady Delta to discover floating villages, river islands and a “beach” that comes to life at festival time.
Most tourists come to Thanbyuzayat – the terminus of the Thai-Burma railway – for its war cemetery and museum, but traces of the Japanese occupation can also be discovered in the mountains surrounding the town.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.