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Quick Guide

  • Burmese
  • Burmese kyat
  • 11 hrs
  • +6.5 hrs

Myanmar, or Burma, depending on who’s talking, is a land shrouded in mystery. Hidden from the outside world for decades and untouched by western culture, this is a country rich in history, tradition, and unbelievable natural beauty.

The country is just beginning to reopen its doors to tourism, and people are taking the opportunity to explore this amazing slice of Asia. Get in now while you can still experience Myanmar the way it was, before it catches up to the rest of the world and a McDonalds opens up on a street corner in Yangon.

When you arrive in Yangon the first thing to feast your eyes on is the gold-and-gem covered pagoda of Swedagon Paya – one of Buddhism’s most important religious sites. Then head over to Bogyoke Aung San Market for some fabulous shopping and fascinating browsing.

Head for the magical mountain area of Kalaw for some incredible trekking, and the ‘temple town’ of Bagan if you just can get enough of awe-inspiring temples. The serene Inle Lake is the picture of a quiet, peaceful retreat, or for a beach retreat head to the idyllic Ngapali Beach.

Mt Kyaiktiyo is a truly unique sight: a ‘stupa’ (Buddhist shrine) perches atop a gold-leafed boulder, itself perched atop a cliff on the mountain.

Myanmar Key Facts

  • Burmese
  • Burmese kyat
  • 11 hrs
  • +6.5 hrs

Average Climate

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Nearest Airports

  • Mingaladon Airport (RGN)
  • Pa-an Airport (PAA) - 66 miles
  • Moulmein Airport (MNU) - 66 miles
  • Ye Airport (XYE) - 96 miles

Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Myanmar.

Sule Shangri-La Yangon

Yangon downtown, Yangon
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Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon

Tamwe Township, Yangon
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Savoy Hotel

Bahan, Yangon
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Sedona Hotel Yangon

Yankin Township, Yangon
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PARKROYAL Yangon

Yangon downtown, Yangon
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Summit Parkview Yangon

Yangon
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Amata Resort & Spa, Ngapali Beach

Ngapali
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Inya Lake Hotel

Mayangone Township, Yangon
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BEST WESTERN Chinatown Hotel

Yangon downtown, Yangon
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Hotel Esperado

Yangon
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Arthawka Hotel

New Bagan, Bagan
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ViewPoint Lodge & Fine Cuisines

Nyaung Shwe
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Bagan King

Mandalay
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Shwe Inn Tha Floating Resort

Ywama
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Bagan Thande Hotel – Old Bagan

Old Bagan, Bagan
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