Travel to Myanmar

This Southeast Asian country boasts sacred sites aplenty, from traditional stupas, century-old temples and pagodas. Connect with the humble locals of Myanmar and fall in love with their gentle and kind nature.

Key facts

  • Currency: Burmese Kyat (MMK)
  • Population: 54.3 million
  • National dish: Mohinga
  • Bottle of beer: 2,293 MMK
  • Offical language: Burmese
  • Hello: Mingalaba
  • Capital city: Naypyidaw
  • Minimum wage: 600 MMK/hour
  • Annual temperatures: 8°C - 39°C

Culture

Myanmar, previously named Burma, is home to a large variety of ethnic groups. Its people are known for their welcoming disposition and enthusiasm towards new friendships. The national dress of the longyi (sarong) is worn by both men and women.

Best time to visit

Myanmar’s tropical climate is best explored during the dry season, which falls from November to February. You can enjoy warm weather and sunshine during the day, a limited chance of rain and cool breezes blowing in during the night.

Best places to visit

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