Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a destination that will appeal to travellers seeking authenticity. A stay in Myanmar is indeed an opportunity to discover a country that has been isolated for a long time and that really started to open up to the world less than ten years ago. But despite this opening and the subsequent development of tourism, the country has managed to preserve its traditions and impressive cultural heritage, as evidenced by its stunning architectural treasures such as the Golden Rock, or Kiaiktiyo Pagoda. Sailing on Lake Inle through its floating villages or visiting the immense archaeological site of Bagan and its multitude of Buddhist temples is enough to realize how unique Myanmar's heritage is. But Myanmar is also the ideal idleness destination with its beautiful fine sandy beach of Ngapali Beach for example. All these wonders can be discovered even more easily thanks to the instructions in the Myanmar tourist guide

What to visit Myanmar - Burma?

When to go to Myanmar - Burma?

The high tourist season in Myanmar is from October to February while the low tourist season is from May to September. From the end of May to September or October, the monsoon rains over the country. Access to some remote areas may be difficult or impossible due to road subsidence, but the main tourist sites are not affected and this period is pleasant because there are few tourists. From October to the end of February, it is the temperate, mild and dry season, the best time to go to Myanmar. The sun is shining, but the temperatures remain bearable, it will even be necessary to provide pullovers, hats and sometimes gloves in the North, and in the Mandalay region a sweater in the evening will not be too much. The rain has turned the rice fields green, and the jungle is lush. Very photogenic! From the end of February to May, the heat is really overwhelming, the visits in the middle of the day, difficult. This season is perfect for sea bathers

Almost all year round, Burmese Buddhist families are invited or organize themselves the "Shin Pyu" of a son, cousin or niece. Find out more, these festivals, which celebrate Buddhist initiation, last several days and are one of the most important moments in the life of Buddhist Burmese people. Long processions run through the cities and villages in the middle of which the future little monks dressed and made up in the manner of the princes of yesteryear throne on cars, horses or even sometimes elephants. Another interesting event "Thingyan", the water festival, which corresponds to the Burmese New Year, you can attend if you go to Myanmar in April, the hottest time of the year; it is a real water battle that spreads throughout the country.

How to go to Myanmar - Burma? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

As Myanmar is still a country that is new to tourism and regularly suffers from political problems, it is advisable to choose an experienced tour operator in this country that works with local partners to avoid last-minute cancellations or other inconveniences.

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Yangon International Airport is well served. In Myanmar, no fear to have as a solo traveller, but you must stay in the areas authorized by the government. To find out which places are allowed outside the major tourist circuits, contact the Yangon Tourist Office or the Myanmar Embassy in your country.

You can visit the country by different modes of transport: plane, boat, bus, train or pickup truck. But it will be necessary to book early on site, ideally with a local agency to save time, as the tourist offer is still in its infancy and demand is often higher than the transport offer.

Prepare for your trip Myanmar - Burma

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The high tourist season in Myanmar is from October to February while the low tourist season is from May to September....
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Weather forecast

The climate in Myanmar is tropical. From late May to September in Myanmar, it is monsoon season and low season; many...
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Budget

Myanmar remains an expensive destination compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. However, you can travel econo...
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Formalities

For all travellers, a passport valid 6 months after the date of return flight and a visa for Myanmar valid for a max...
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Health

Vaccinations recommended in Myanmar are: diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, Japanese encephalitis, viral hepatitis A...
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How to travel by yourself?

Yangon International Airport is well served. In Myanmar, no fear to have as a solo traveller, but you must stay in th...
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How to get organized?

As Myanmar is still a country that is new to tourism and regularly suffers from political problems, it is advisable t...
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Getting around

You can visit the country by different modes of transport: plane, boat, bus, train or pickup truck. But it will be ne...
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