Wednesday, September 5, 2007


First of all, may I take this opportunity wish "Mingalarbar" to our business partners all over the world.

Myanmar is popularly known as the "Golden Land". The country is rich in historical heritage, traditional culture, glittering pagodas, mysterious lakes, beautiful mountain ranges and rivers, unspoiled sandy beaches and natural beauty. This is a rewarding experience not only for tourists but also for travelers who take an interest in discovering its beauty.

Contrary to popular belief, Myanmar is one of the most peaceful and safe countries in the world and the old adage "Seeing is Believing" is really true and whether you travel in towns or villages you will not fail to notice Myanmar hospitality and see smiling faces everywhere. The country is also rich in flora and fauna and is a paradise for bird watching and hiking.

The traditional costume for Myanmar men is called longyi, which will rival a Scottish kilt. It is the most practical clothing choice for hot and humid summer, where the cotton keeps your legs cooler than khaki trousers. Women wear similar type of longyi, but they tie a different knot and usually have flowered patterns.

There are many places to see in Yangon a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda is a must. Mandalay, capital of the last Myanmar Kingdom proudly boasts its palaces and the moat surrounding them. Then there is the ancient Kingdom of Bagan, one of the three most interesting Buddhist archeological sites in the world. Mysterious Inle Lake where Inthas row with one leg, the wonder of the Golden Rock, famous ancient city of Mrauk-U, Gokteik Bridge the second highest railway in the world, Mt. Hkakaborazi the highest peak in South East Asia are some of the interesting places in Myanmar. But if these do not appeal to you, you can always fly to the beautiful, unspoiled white sandy beach of Ngapali and just laze around in the sun.

SM Tours & Transport Co., established in 1994 is one of the most experienced travel agents in Myanmar. We offer an international standard accommodation, meals and transportation facilities and our well trained 95 staff members with 38 private motor deluxe coaches, mini buses, and cars will always be at your disposal.

We guarantee that your stay in Myanmar will be most enjoyable and look forward to seeing and welcoming you.

U Maung Maung Swe
SM Tours & Transport Co., Ltd.