Day 1 On-The-Go: Back to Myanmar

Cultural Show at the Lobby of Sedona Hotel
Cultural Show at the Lobby of Sedona Hotel Yangon
 

The iTravel Production Crew Returns to Myanmar

 

After a successful pilot series about travel to Yangon, The iTravel Channel TV team returns to Myanmar for the next installment. Follow our production crew as they travel to Yangon for further exploration. After Yangon, the team visits several new and exciting destinations including Bago, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock Pagoda), Heho, Inle Lake, and Taunggyi.

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The iTravel Channel production team travels from Bangkok to Yangon on November 9, 2016, to film the latest installment of travel videos from Myanmar. The team departs Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) on Thai AirAsia (FD) flight 521.

Thai Air Asia
iTravel team is flying with Thai AirAsia (FD) flight 521 bound for Yangon International Airport (RGN)
Thai Air Asia Cabin Crew
Thai Air Asia Cabin Crew Flight FD 251 bound for Yangon serving Pre-Book Meal

Our production crew flew Thai AirAsia to Yangon. On-board, they enjoy premium products including seats and pre-booked meals. The production team poses with the Thai AirAsia cabin crew for a pic of what’ll soon become a journey to remember.

Thai Air Asia Cabin Crew
Thai Air Asia Cabin Crew flight FD 251 bound for Yangon (RGN) International Airport on Nov 9, 2016
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Arrival to Yangon International Airport (RGN)

Thai AirAsia Flight 521 touches down right on-time at Yangon International Airport (RGN).

Myanmar Tour Guide
Mr. U Htay Aung – our tour guide for Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyoe, Myanmar
Ministry of Hotels & Tourism Tourist Information Counter
Ministry of Hotels & Tourism Tourist Information Counter at Yangon International Airport (RGN)

WATCH: Introduction to Yangon, Myanmar on The Final Frontier

Upon arrival, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism greets our production crew. After an exchange of greetings, the group travels to the Sedona Hotel in Yangon.

Sedona Hotel Garden Wing Lobby
Sedona Hotel Garden Wing Lobby Lounge




Next up was a meet and greet session with the Director of Sales and Marketing at Sedona Hotel. Aside from introductions, the production team learns about the property and its history.

Director of Sales and Marketing, Sedona Hotel
From left to right, Mr. Louis Cheng Yeng Siong, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Sedona Hotel Yangon, Miss Phacharana Thiranithitnan (1st. Runner Up Miss Grand Thailand 2016 (Uthaithani), Mr. Kirby Repolido, Managing Director, Creative Director iTravel Channel

The production team hit the streets of Yangon for a day of filming. First, is a stop at the Vestige Café. It’s a quick chance to relax prior to filming their delicious food. Before leaving, everyone joins in a group picture, including a co-owner at the Vestige Café. The photo will serve as a reminder of their superb food and warm hospitality.

Shareholder of Vestige Cafe
From left to right, Miss Phacharana Thiranithitnan (1st. Runner Up Miss Grand Thailand 2016 (Uthaithani), Miss Nida Taylor – Executive Director Vestige Myanmar and Mr. Kirby Repolido, Managing Director, Creative Director iTravel Channel

The team is able to see Karaweik, an ornate palace on the eastern shore of Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon. Afterwards, they return to Sedona Hotel for the evening.

Karaweik Yangon
Karaweik Yangon

Sunset, Dinner, and Cultural Performance

The production crew returns to the Sedona Hotel, in time to capture the magnificent sunset. Exhausted, the team is able to sit, relax, and enjoy dinner at Sedona Hotel. Afterwards, they’re treated to a traditional Burmese performance.

Sunset Filming at the Rooftop of Sedona Hotel
Sunset Filming at the Rooftop of Sedona Hotel
Cultural Show at the Lobby of Sedona Hotel
Cultural Show at the Lobby of Sedona Hotel Yangon

Tomorrow, the production team will travel to the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as Golden Rock, for Sunset. The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is located atop Kyaikhtiyoe Hill, adding a sense of adventure. Day three takes the team back to Yangon. Much hard work is involved, including the lifting of camera equipment, lighting, and other fixtures for additional filming.

The team wraps up in production Yangon on November 12, 2016. However, a new adventure awaits as the team packs up for Heho, located near Inle Lake. The goal, to witness and capture the magic of the famous Hot Air Balloon Festival in Taunggyi, Myanmar.

NEXT: Day 2 On-The-Go in Myanmar, Yangon to Golden Rock Pagoda



 
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