Welcome to
Myanmar

Myanmar or Burma as it used to be known has been one of the least accessible countries in the world until recently.  As a result it is relatively untainted by the excesses of modern life and retains an aura of a bygone era.  Covered mostly by mountains and jungles there are no less than 135 ethnic groups living in the country.Places to visit include:

YangonYangon
The former Rangoon of colonial times where the Shedagon Pagoda built around 2500 years ago with its giant golden dome and stupa dominate the capitals skyline.  There are plenty of other attractions in the city, ranging from bustling markets, art and craft shops and antique dealers to temples and monasteries.  Trips to local villages specialising in local crafts are also available.

Golden BudhaMandalay
A former capital with a rich cultural past that has amongst its religious sites the Mahamuni Pagoda, famous for its gold leafed covered Buddha statue and the Kuthodaw Pagoda nicknamed 'the world's biggest book' with its 729 white marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.


BaganBagan
The magnificent archeological site of Bagan, 690 kms north of Yangon, used to be one of the great Buddhist centres of South East Asia.  Scattered over an arid plain by the banks of the Ayeyarwady River are some 3000 pagodas and temples dating from the 11th to the 13th century.  Mount Popa located about 50 kms south east of Bagan and rising to 1518 metres above sea level, is a steep sided volcanic peak.  The most magical of Myanmar's mountains is was formed  by a powerful earthquake in 442 AD and has been a place of pilgrimage for over 700 years.

With its  authentic sights and sounds, abundant natural scenery, magnificent archeological sites, colourful bustling markets, impressive colonial buildings and a very friendly hospitable people, Myanmar offers a truly unique experience.

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When to go

Myanamr has a tropical climate with the dry season from mid February to mid May when average highs can reach 37°C . The monsoon season is expected between May and October with the highest rainfall peaking in July/August. The cool season is mid October to mid February.

Additional Information

Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 6.30 Kyat Burmese 9 hours