Visit Myanmar Information, Burma tours plus Gemstones, Pictures and Videos
Mawlamyine or Moulmein
with tropical climate
Unfortunately to come to almost all places is difficult because road travel takes long time and is difficult because most surfaces are in real bad condition.
Here are plenty of great Myanmar travel pictures
|Myanmar travel pictures|
|Attractions in Bagan with hot temperature, the dry zone of Burma|
|Maha Muni Temple in Mandalay|
Since the country is predominantly Buddhist there are plenty of monasteries and meditation centers.
|Shwe in bin monastery Mandalay|
|Vipassana meditationcenter at Sagaing|
For meditation it's mainly Yangon and Sagaing, monasteries are everywhere. They also have a touristic component because if you are somewhere in a remote corner and cant find accommodation ask for at the next monastery they let you stay there.
Best local attractions are visiting pagoda and temples at Bagan and elsewhere, exploring 130 ethnicity, attending festivals, enjoy the climate, fishing and boating trips, national parks and wildlife reserves, islands and mountain trekking adventure, read more.
|At Ngapali Beach|
|Tour Myanmar at Mingun|
Hotels, resorts and other accommodation have a good standard. In bigger cities such as Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and at the beaches of Ngapali, Ngwe Saung and Chaungtha are even some luxury hotels. There are also plenty of guesthouses and family run places with up to around 15 rooms which are quite Ok and not expensive. When on a adventure trip in remote areas and no accommodation available check or the next monastery, they are usually positive to have you stay for some days, when you leave don't forget some donations. When mountain trekking the travel agent will take some tents, food and a cook with, read more.
|Visit south Myanmar island and beaches|
Beaches are real highlights of the country and there are thousands on the mainland and on the islands in the Bay of Bengal and in the Myeik Archipelago all the way down to Kawthaung in south Myanmar. Most prominent are Ngapali in the North West close to Bangladesh, this is reachable by aircraft and Ngwe Saung and Chaungtha west of Yangon via road travel of about 5 hours. Since they improved the road there is no problem to drive there anymore. The most interesting are the island beaches but it is difficult to reach them, read more.
|Myanmar nightlife show|
|Nightlife in Yangon|
Nightlife is quite interesting, it's not on a scale such as Bangkok but there is an amazing amount of bars, nightclubs, pubs, shows, discos, karaoke and more. As it is in every excellent oriental city the "butterflies" are around in all mentioned places above are pretty Myanmar girls who help they men drinking, singing and find other pleasure afterwards. This are mainly local run businesses the bars and pubs in the hotels are just the same as everywhere without a local flavor, read more.
Visiting the country is different to other countries because of the unique cultural background and around 2000 km coastline with plenty of tropical beaches along the main coast plus around 1000 pristine islands scattered in the Myeik Archipelago of the Andaman Sea off the southern west cost. That's not all in the north are mountains with the highest peak in South East Asia, plenty of snow and glaciers plus great mountains. Unique scenic spots such as Inle Lake Mandalay, Bagan, Yangon, Mrauk U in Rhakine or Arakan and many other places.
Most travelers want information about pagodas and temples.
|Information about pagodas|
Actually there are plenty of information available at many small book shops along Bogyoke Aung San Street opposite the market but most are in the local language only. They also sell various maps makes sense to buy one for a better understanding.
|Myanmar information on daily life|
First thing, don't change money at the airport, the rate is not good at all, for the start take some small dollar bills with, change downtown at the Bogyoke Market inside. Don't use the banks at the front, since the employees there either sleeping or do strange tricks. They only take totally clean and undamaged dollar bills, if there is even the slightest problem such as something written at the note or the paper is broken at the fold, which is rather natural they wont take it. This effects many people very seriously who simply don't know about, read more.
Aside of this little things there are no bigger problems anymore.
|Arriving at Yangon airport|
|Myanmar information at Yangon airport|
To make orientation easy for you we included the map at the right, just open it up and type in any destination, you will find it immediately, here are highlights of Yangon city.
Just take a flight, go to a local agent and put your itinerary together,
this way you could save a good amount of money on your Myanmar holiday in comparison when you take a package from your country.
They have a usual itinerary which is called Burma classic, the well known travel triangle Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and back. But it also has something to do with classical dancing and music which is very special.
|Better insurance information|
When taking Air Asia buy their travel insurance together with the ticket, it's only about $ 5,- and you are a bit on the safe side for the journey. But in any case talk with your local insurance what to do, this makes some sense because they are locally available, their connection to handle this is a Thai company.
About Hotels, resorts and accommodations.
There are midrange and low cost hotels, budget and family run accommodations all have more
|Kandawgyi palace hotel|
All this comes in from Thailand satellite providers and Malaysian channels. Means here you are always up to date if you want to be. The main problem is the electricity, the big houses have their own generator, but at smaller places it can be a bit difficult, especially during the day, read more.
About nightlife in Yangon and elsewhere, most people don't know that there is a vibrant nightlife scene with great
|Yangon nightclub show|
Several big hotels and at other places downtown have good clubs and all variants of crossover, read more.
|Trip to the mountains in Kachin State|
Its best friends in this sense have been these mountains, which have protected it on the one hand from the aggression of Indian invaders, on the other from the enormous absorbing power of China, read more.
|Shwedagon pagodaseen from peoples park|
|In the Myeik archipelago|
lies off the south west coast down to Kawthaung with almost thousand islands, this has a great tourist potential once the area is opened completely and developed. This last strip of coast is known as Tenasserim or Thanintharyi. It is thinly populated and it has never played any substantial part in the development of Myanmar. The mountains reach down in a narrowing peninsula to Victoria Point - or Kawthaung , the southernmost limit, read more.
Pure Myanmar country side at Mount Popa near Bagan.
|Mount Popa near Bagan|
|Visit Mount Popa near Bagan|
|High end Myanmar jewelry|
|Buddhist Art Painting|
About Buddhist art in Myanmar as statues, wood carvings, paintings, sculptures, images and wall murals.