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Myanmar

Myanmar (Myanmar)

Practical information on Myanmar

  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Festivals
  • Music
  • Museums
  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Ninety minutes by plane from Bangkok
When to go
In December and in February
Minimum stay
1 to 2 weeks

Reviews of Myanmar

Marine Faure Seasoned Traveller
48 written opinions

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that still retains its traditional, authentic character.

My suggestion:
Carefully book your accommodation in advance or go through a local agent when planning your trip as it quickly gets overbooked!
My review

I have been fortunate enough to visit Myanmar on two occasions. My first trip took place fifteen years ago, and I encountered very few tourists back then. When I made my second trip there three years ago, I was surprised, indeed shocked, at the hordes of tourists I came across at different places in the country.

Myanmar is a country there is a multitude of ethnic groups, dialects, traditions and religions all mixed together, even if Buddhism is the primary religion.

As far as the scenery was concerned, I wasn't disappointed: with its Bagan temples, Inle Lake, the mountains of Kalaw, and the many pagodas and stupas, Myanmar remains my all-time favorite place in Southeast Asia. A trip repletewith encounters!

Fishermen on Inle Lake
michael mamane Seasoned Traveller
76 written opinions

Myanmar, or burma, is a state in Southeast Asia lying at the crossroads between Bangladesh, Thailand, China, Laos and India. Myanmar is a magnificent country with an incredible historic and cultural heritage to offer.

My suggestion:
First tip: Visit Myanmar between December and March. Second tip: Plan to take two to three weeks to see this beautiful country. Lastly, it's cheaper to take a low-cost flight from Bangkok than a direct one from Paris.
My review

Myanmar really is one of my favorite places. I've had the opportunity to visit several countries in Southeast Asia, but it has to be said that you rarely encounter such a rich wealth of heritage anywhere else than Myanmar. The country has too many monasteries, temples and other historic buildings to count, with a special mention for the Bagan temples: truly a wonder without equal in my view.

Three weeks to visit Myanmar seemed just right to me, giving you time to see the capital, Yangon, and the Shwedagon Paya, to visit the Mandalay region to the north, to enjoy the peace and quiet of Inle Lake and the splendor of Bagan, and to relax on Chaung Tha Beach on the Gulf of Bengal.

Enduring memories and an impression of frank, genuine authenticity will stay with me in my mind. The Burmese people are extremely polite and you will find meeting them a pleasure.

The country is becoming more and more touristy, but I nevertheless think it still offers the chance to experience that sought after sense of really getting away to somewhere different and exotic!

Burmese monks