A happy and joyful time friends . When all of you hear this greeting then you may know that it’s from Myanmar . All my companions those that have travelled together with me on trishaw or motor-bike I would like to wish you in this manner . All my customers are included in it. I would like to say all my old and new friends welcome to * Happy Travels *. My heartfelt  thanks to all my benefactors of this company . According this motto “I want other happy just like myself ” so I arranged many fantastic sightseeing programmes for my customers. I would be thankful also for your advice and ideas to improve my website. Thanks a lot for your co-operation .       Dear  friends, when you have spare time  I would like to invite you to visit  M.D.Y  . I’d like to be your guide   around Mandalay Area . I would like to inform you about Myanmar  tradition , culture and the daily lives of the people .   Could you please let me know the differences between our home countries?

In case you need any thing or want to give some advice, I will be really glad to accept it .

Thank you for your time

So So

..    Happy Travels      warmly welcomes you and all the best wishes






My name is Soe Paing and I was born in 1975 in a small town called Mokmeik in the northern part of Shan state.

I am married and father of 4 children.

At present I am a tourist guide in Mandalay.

After primary school I worked as an apprentice in the gems market and
helped my parents in their occupation.

A few years later I started to work as a trishaw driver.

While working as a trishaw driver I started to study English with a retired teacher named
uncle Lay. Later on I continued my language courses with a Buddhist monk.
This way I was able to start working as a tour guide for foreign visitors.

Due to the political situation in 2007 I had to travel to Thailand. In 2012 I could return to Myanmar.

Me and my Trishaw


I have three years of working experience as a tour guide and I enjoy my
work very much. Many of my customers have become good friends.

Please feel free to contact me either for more information or if you want
to hire me as your guide.

I would be very happy to show you my country and to give you many
valuable suggestions of how to get to know Myanmar and its people.
This way you can also help me to enable my children to have a proper education.

Just Call me by the name  (    So So     )

I am really Soe Paing  the Mother Named me after asking an astrologer
with a packet of rice and 10 kyats . Soe being famous or popular
.Paing is that I shall be wealthy with  much Money and property . So
It means that I am famous as well as rich .On the other hand most
tourists can’t pronounce my name properly their version is *  SPY *
so it’s not too good That’s why among friends I feel very ashamed .
for all these reasons I have take one more English  name to So So
it’s a fair and good name and I appreciate it very much .

Best Wishes

So So


                My tour

I have been tour guide since 2000. many of tourists are
coming from different countries that I  have good chance to learn so
much experience . and also you can find my name Soe Paing  in internet
and also you may comment  what kind of Guide I was  .

Usually Before tourists come to Myanmar and also when they need a guide
they have to look in internet then they found in it . I am so glad to
do this I have got so many tourists and got different experience
and also it gives me a lot of fun .

According to my experience I have found three different kinds of
Tourists . Their are Treasure tourists , Lonely planet tourists ,
Garbage tourists  .To say like these please  Don’t think I am a very
rude person ,besides
I want to share How to help in Myanmar  ..

First , Treasure Tourists

1. Treasure  tourists mean these tourists want to come to Myanmar
mostly they want to share with the poor  and also they want to talk ,
share . learn with local people  keep money not to go to Rich people
which we call Treasure  tourists  ..

Second ,  Lonely planet tourists

2. They think they know everything Mostly  they do what the lonely
planet are saying sometimes they lost the way then read it as local
people are always wanting to help them but those tourists refuse and
answer that we have a Guide book  .it mean go a way  that we call
Lonely planet tourists , my own idea read your guide book to get
information and also talk to people

Third ,  Garbage tourists

3. Before they come to Myanmar they want to find How much they can
gain profit of doing their business ,Other hands many local people
lose their own job only  because of them Some foreign Companies
founded in Myanmar and give the job to their own people  .
So we call them Garbage tourists   ..

Dear customers my suggestion come to Myanmar being Treasure tourists
and Lonely planet tourists I would be really happy to be your Local   guide  .


Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

” Warmly Welcome to Mandalay and Myanmar ”

Whether you like to visit the highlights of Myanmar in a little time or dive into adventures like scenic hikes, riding elephants , seeing places beyond Lonely Planet , I’m happy to help you discovering the adventuresome Myanmar. Discover Myanmar the way you like.

Myanmar Guide So So( Mandalay Guide Soe Paing )

All my best Wishes



So So or Soe Paing




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