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Balloons over Bagan Offer Views Old Burma

As Myanmar opens up to tourism, the importance of protecting its monuments is greater than ever. Bagan, Burma’s ancient royal capital, has an enormous complex on the Irrawaddy River containing more than 3000 intricate monuments dating to the 10th century.  It is believed to be the largest concentration of Buddhist monuments in the world. Myanmar’s […]

When a Kiss is more than a Kiss

Colour Rainbow and Myanmar LGBT Rights Network recently marked International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO on May 17) with events in Yangon, Mandalay, Pyay, Monywa, Pathein, Kyaukpadaung and Kawthoung that were supported by the British Embassy, UNAIDS and other organisations. These group activists are planning to launch a campaign to raise awareness of their plight in […]

Southeast Asia Hotspots, Experiences and Events

On RainbowTourism.Asia,half a dozen destinations in SE Asia are covered – countries that are gay welcoming, have interesting tourism options, and produce pride events. Rainbow Tourism Asia’s coverage stretches from the Mekong Delta to The Philippines, from new hotspots in awakened Myanmar to the long-standing ones in Indonesia. These gay travel destinations will stimulate all […]

Human Rights & Human Dignity Film Fest Set in Myanmar

The inaugural Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival will be held in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) from June 15-19, before going on a screening roadshow to 13 rural villages across the country. Once isolated, now rapidly opening to the West, the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar is set to debut a new film fest dedicated […]

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Rainbow Rambler on Travel Photography

Tip: When visiting a new land, listen to the locals, listen to your fellow tourists, put down your cameras and just be. Anyone who’s been to the Louvre in Paris or Borobudur Temple in Java will have seen that kind of tourist who walks around everywhere with their selfie-stick phone or camera in front of […]