Myanmar Light Festivals

Thadingyut and Tazaungdaing Light Festivals in Myanmar

Each year 2 Buddhist festivals of light are celebrated in Myanmar: Thadingyut festival and Tazaungdaing Festival. Travelers in Myanmar for either of these annual festivities will see the country aglow as home, temples, and streets are adorned with bright lights. Both of these magical light festivals offer tourists an insight into Buddhist tradition and Myanmar […]

Myanmar Festivals

Public Holidays and Festivals in Myanmar

There are many public holidays in the Myanmar calendar. Most of these involve some sort of festival or celebration of the country’s history or culture. The famous Thingyan Water Festival in spring and the Festival of Lights in autumn are among the best-known Myanmar holidays and draw visitors from around the world to experience the […]

Meditate in Myanmar

Meditation in Myanmar: Do I Need a Special Visa?

Travelers who wish to learn more about meditation should consider visiting Myanmar. As the majority of the Burmese population is Buddhist, there are many monasteries and meditation centers across the nation offering people of all nationalities and faiths the opportunity to benefit from spiritual instruction. Meditation is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety, […]

Trekking in Putao Hilamaya

A Guide to Trekking in the Myanmar Himalaya

The far northern region of Myanmar (Burma) is the perfect destination for travelers with a sense of adventure. Few tourists visit this remote area of the country, opting instead for the more frequented areas including the Inle Lake region and Yangon. The Burmese Himalayan region offers a unique opportunity to experience this unspoiled landscape and […]

Kalaw mountains

Visiting Kalaw: a Guide for International Tourists

Those who love nature and outdoor activities should certainly place Kalaw high on their Myanmar travel bucket list. An old British hill station village, Kalaw is for many a starting point for some of Myanmar’s most famous trekking routes, the most popular being Inle Lake. However, Kalaw deserves a visit itself. The scenery is idyllic […]

Myanmar eVisa denied

What to Do if Your Myanmar e-Visa Is Denied

The e-Visa for Myanmar is a convenient way to gain authorization to enter the country formerly known as Burma. The vast majority of applications made online are approved without any issue and enable travelers to enjoy their trip and experience the beauty of Myanmar. However, in some rare cases, a Myanmar e-Visa application might be […]

Childrens in Myanmar

Myanmar eVisa for Children: Visiting Burma With Kids

Families planning to travel to Myanmar with kids often wonder what to see, whether it is easy to get around the country, whether there are family-friendly options for accommodation, and what documents minors need to enter the country. In this quick guide to visiting Burma with children, parents will find answers to all their most […]

Yangon

Yangon Travel Guide: Advice for Foreign Visitors

Yangon (previously known as Rangoon) used to be Myanmar’s capital until 2006, when the government moved it to purpose-built Naypyidaw. Today, Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar, with a population of over 7 million people. Those traveling to Yangon for the first time may wonder about document requirements, safety, and what to do in […]

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Coronavirus: Myanmar Entry Restrictions

Countries across the world are introducing entry restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. This new strain of coronavirus first appeared in China towards the end of 2019. Positive measures were taken by the government of Myanmar in response to the outbreak. All limitations are temporary and constraints will be lifted once the virus […]

business visa invitation letter

Myanmar Business Visa Invitation Letter and Company Registration Certificate

Foreign nationals traveling to Myanmar for business purposes should apply for the Myanmar (Burma) business visa. Citizens from more than 50 countries can now obtain this essential document online. With no need to attend the embassy or consulate, the Myanmar eVisa application process is quicker and simpler than requesting a traditional paper business visa. Travelers […]