June 2015 (Newsletter)


Hpa An Lodge, HPA AN, Kayin State

he HPAN An Lodge is located in Kayin State in eastern Burma between Mawlamyaing and the Thai border; it offers in a green Cottages 18 spacious decorated and furnished in a mix of modern and traditional style; at the foot of the famous mountain Zwegabin and Hpa An entry, the eco-lodge offers a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere in the surrounding nature; The service and the food are excellent; the lodge also offers a swimming pool and is the best address to stay during your discovery of the Kayin State.

Novotel Max, YANGON


Located between Yangon Airport and the historic center of the city, Novotel Yangon Max is close to Shwedagon Pagoda and embassies. This new 5 star just recently opened in March 2015 and offers 366 contemporary rooms with Wi-Fi and a variety of dining with 3 restaurants, 4 bars and room service 24/24. Customers Executive Floors enjoy additional benefits and access to the Premier Lounge. Last fitness center art, spa, yoga room, pool and tennis court. Located on Pyay Road, Novotel Yangon Max is a short walk from Junction Square Shopping Centre and 30 minutes drive from Yangon International Airport. This 366 room hotel is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers.

Novotel Inle Resort, INLE LAKE

Since the recent opening of Burma, Accor is redeveloping with strength in the country with the opening of the Novotel Yangon, M-Gallery in the administrative capital of Nay Pyi Daw and Novotel Inle Resort in last October 2014.
Novotel Inle Resort enjoys a prime location on the East shore of Inle Lake; built in a contemporary style, offering all the elegance and comfort of a 4 star establishment, the Novotel Resort is one of the few hotels on the lake to enjoy a heated pool as well as a conference room; the resort has 62 junior suites, 57 villas on the lake and 2 Presidential Suites.

The Sanctum Inle Resort , INLE LAKE

Sanctum Inle Resort will open its doors in July 2015; it is ideally located on the east bank of Inle Lake; the main building reflects the architecture of a monastery in a large green compound with separate villas near by the lake; the whole hotel offers a peaceful and intimate setting. The hotel will soon have a spa and a swimming pool; the rooms are spacious, decorated with elegance; the terraces made with three levels overlook at the gardens and the lake; Sanctum Inle Resort is a recommended address for a stay at Inle Lake in a pleasant, relaxing and elegant atmosphere.

Thanakha Inle Hotel, NYAUNG SHWE

Tanakha hotel opened its doors in March 2015, located in Nyaung Shwe, the town where to take boats to access to Inle Lake; at the shore of the Nyaung Shwe channel, Thanakha Inle Hotel offers 29 rooms, spacious, nicely furnished and decorated; in the coming weeks, the roofs will welcome an outdoor restaurants and bar. The hotel offers a pleasant atmosphere for a stay at Inle Lake, well located in Nyaung Shwe and on the way to Inle Lake, in a modern and warm setting style.

Royal Kalaw Hills Resort, KALAW

The main house built in 1898 of this newly refurbished bootique hotel was completely renovated in its original style; the all renovation gives to the lodge a lot charm and quietude; The Royal kalaw Hills set in manicured flowered gardens with 14 rooms combines style, mordernity and comfort such as air conditioning or access to Wi-Fi; a restaurant, a spa and two terraces overlooking the gardens will make a stay at Royal Kalaw Hills Resort more than agreadable to enjoy some days to discover Kalaw and its surroundings.

Royal Kalaw Hills Resort, KALAW

In recent months, the fees of few sites have increased in a significant way, such as:

Shwedagon Pagoda from Kyats 5000 to 8000, about USD 8
Sule Pagoda from USD 2 to USD 3
Bothataung Pagoda from USD 2 to USD 3
Bagan from USD 15 to USD 20,

Furthermore the airport tax for domestic flights from Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw increased from 1,000 to 2,000 Kyats, about USD 2

Credit cards accepted by Think Asia Travel & Tours

Think Asia now accepts payment by Visa or MasterCard credit card an addition of a 4% surcharge to reflect the costs of banking operations.

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