In Myanmar, the Buddhist New Year is called Thingyan and it's a major, major holiday. Most people leave the city for a week or two, and we usually leave the country. This year we stayed in Myanmar, traveling to Kawthaung by plane and then on to Nyaung Oo Phee Island by speed boat. We enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, watching the nightly fire show, and just sitting on the beach and looking at white sand and turquoise water. I highly recommend a trip down there!