Visit Myanmar holiday information plus Pictures and VideosWhat makes Myanmar or Burma different from other tour destinations is the unique cultural background from about 135 different ethnicities reaching deep into India, China, Malaya and Negritos of the south sea in today . There is more 2000 km coastline with plenty of tropical beaches along the main coast and on around 1000 islands scattered in the Andaman Sea off the southern coast plus great mountain destinations.
At least when visiting the first time better use a package tour, for this use the banner from Asian Trails below or left.
|Dry Central Region|
|Western Waterfront at Ngapali|
|East at Inle Lake|
Best are aircraft, in remote areas this is the only solution anyway. There are several domestic airlines starting every day from Yangon airport domestic and international.
Here are plenty of great travel pictures
Myanmar travel pictures here are plenty of informative and
colorful pictures from a great country. Enjoy the scenes they will tell
you better that most written content.
Maha Muni Temple in Mandalay, this temple is the most
venerated in the second biggest city of the country. Visiting is highly
recommended otherwise you really miss a important part of your trip.
|Shwe in bin monastery Mandalay|
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.
|Tour Myanmar at Mingun|
Most travelers want information about pagodas and temples.
|Information about pagodas|
Actually there is 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, it makes sense to buy one for a better understanding.
|Myanmar information on daily life|
Hotels, resorts and other accommodation have often not 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 in the wilderness the tour operator will take some tents, food and a cook with, means no starving.
About Hotels, resorts and accommodations.
There are midrange and low cost hotels, budget and family run accommodations
|Kandawgyi palace hotel|
all have more or less the same features, some have internet, some don't, most have more than 20 TV channels in the room including CNN and BBC, HBO etc.
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.
|Visit south Myanmar island and beaches|
The country borders Thailand to the east, Bangladesh and India to the north east plus China to the north.
|At Ngapali Beach|
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.
The Myeik archipelago
|In the Myeik archipelago|
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.
Beside 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.
Visit a local agent and put your holiday itinerary together,
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. But the best for sure is click at banner from Asian Trails which is on top and let them work it out, they are travel expert and will keep away all trouble from you. At least when you visit the first you should take a package otherwise you miss a lot.
Myanmar holiday insurance
Before you travel buy a travel insurance 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 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.
Myanmar nightlife show
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.
Perfect Myanmar Holiday
|Trip 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 pagoda seen |
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 hills 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.