Myanmar Quick Guide

Myanmar Travel Guide is an excellent starting point for a fascinating country visited by many people around the world. Newly liberated from Japanafter more than half a century of colonial rule, Myanmar is currently undergoing rapid economic and political changes under military rule. The current government has taken measures to improve basic education, reduce poverty and increase economic growth. A helpful Myanmar travel guide provides all the information you need to plan your visit.

With land routes only and no international airports, most visitors begin their journey in Yangon, the capital of Yangon province. Yangon is the administrative and political centre of Myanmar. Tourists will be able to find plenty of hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and places to stay during their time in Yangon. The city is also home to a thriving bazaar, or souks, that selling everything from fruits, vegetables, handmade silverware, western-style clothing and much more. Here are some tips for travellers planning to spend time in Yangon:

If you have an e-visa, you may want to take a trip to Naypyidaung, a popular hill resort located on the northern fringes of Yangon. travellers will get one to two days in this region, as there are no hospitals in northeast Asia, clinics or hospitals. You can use the services of a doctor, dentist, nurse or any other medical professional who can offer good medical service. Otherwise, eat at one of the numerous restaurants that providing cuisine from all over Myanmar, or eat street-foods.

Travelers who are coming from other parts of southeast Asia should go to Mukdahan, the capital of Zanzibar archipelago. While there, they can engage in activities such as snorkeling, surfing and fishing. Another option is to go to Muscat, a major commercial centre in northern Myanmar that offers shopping, entertainment and dining. Tourists can get one to three days in Mukdahan, where they can enjoy cultural events and traditional meals. For tourists interested in nature, there are hiking trails to explore, bird watching and mountain biking trails to be explored, or go on a jungle safari.

Thimphu is the largest town in northern Myanmar and is an ideal starting point for all routes from Chiang Mai to Yangon. travellers can find affordable accommodation, fine restaurants, guesthouses and bungalows. Many street food vendors can be found here, serving cuisines from all over the country. Street food can be a delicious and satisfying option for travellers looking for simple but affordable and filling guesthouses and guesthouse accommodations.

Inle Lake is another popular destination in northern Myanmar that is popular among all kinds of travellers and is well known for its idyllic setting. It is a perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday or idyllic getaway with all the modern amenities available. There are many lodges available in Inle Lake, each offering its own set of services. Some of the most popular lodges in Inle Lake are the Tha Phae Ski Resort, the Siam Hotel and the Nathon Guest House.

Travelers who want to experience a new culture and way of life in Myanmar should head to the central regions of the country. Toungue is located in the southern part of the country along the border with Thailand. Travellers can spend their time enjoying the local culture of Toungue and sample a variety of food, beverages and cultures. For tourists who are planning to include this region in their Myanmar Travel Guide, the best way to get there is the Sea Route which goes from Phuket to Ko Lipe and involves a lengthy journey through out Thailand and into the central regions of Myanmar.

The coastal regions are also home to a diverse group of traveller-friendly destinations in Myanmar. The coast of the nation is considered to be one of the best and most beautiful places to spend a holiday. Tourists can go for hiking, surfing, sailing and boating. A popular tourist hot spot in the coastal regions of Myanmar is the Myitsone beach which has a number of accommodation facilities and activities for all types of travellers.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Myanmar are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit most of Myanmar is from November to February as it is neither too hot to walk around due to the cool breeze that blows in. March to May, on the other hand, are boiling hot, especially in the plains near Bagan and Mandalay.

Do I need a Visa?

The government of Myanmar requires British passport holders to have a visa for entry into the country. You can get a visa from the Myanmar Embassy in London or online.

See which forms you may need for entry into Myanmar.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Myanmar is the Kyat (MMK). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Myanmar you can grab amazing Kyat deals via (GBP to MMK).

What about the wildlife?

The country's highlands are home to elephants, rhinoceros, wild buffalo, wild boars as well as various deer species. Myanmar also houses varying monkey species including gibbons. Reptiles that are found in Myanmar include crocodiles, pythons, cobras and geckos.

What is the traditional food?

Kachin food? Tea leaf salad is the most popular Myanmar food. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, nuts and peas. The dish can be a snack, an appetizer or, coupled with a plate of rice.

What Languages are spoken?

The Burmese language is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Myanmar where it is an official language and the language of the Bamar people, the country's principal ethnic group. You can learn some basic Kachin before you travel to Myanmar and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Myanmar is the Kyat (Tips are very common in Asia, but not generally in Myanmar. For waiters, luggage porters, maids, bus drivers, taxi drivers and tour guide gratuities are a nice addition to their meager wages.).

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Fire: 999
  • UK Embassy: +95 1 380 322

Time Difference

The GMT time difference is 6.5 hours

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