Visit Myanmar (Burma)
Extraordinary and complex land, scattered with gilded pagodas and the Asian traditions.
Myanmar has made the top travel bucket lists for 2019, It has been making waves on the travel scene for some time now. Its mysterious shores attract adventurous travelers, keen to explore and experience the culture, history and unspoiled natural beauty.
Be dazzled by the ‘winking wonder’ of Shwedagon Paya. Contemplate the 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan. Stare in disbelief at the Golden Rock at Mt Kyaiktiyo, teetering impossibly on the edge of a chasm.
” ‘This is Burma’, wrote Rudyard Kipling. ‘It will be quite unlike any land you know about’.”
Myanmar is a nation of multiple ethnic groups, exploring one sometimes feels like being transported to the 1900s. Myanmar is a rural nation of traditions, men wearing sarong and chewing betel nut, women’s faces smothered in thanakha and cheroot-smoking grannies.
The best time of the year to visit Myanmar is during the dry season, between the months of November and February, when rainfall is at its lowest and the temperature is just perfect.
The simplest, most convenient way to travel around Myanmar is to fly. The distances are huge and in more remote areas the road conditions are not the best. Traveling by road allows you to enjoy the outstanding landscapes for which the country is renowned, as well as the chance to spend more time with the wonderful Burmese people.