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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

entry restrictions

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 are now being taken by the government of Myanmar in response to the outbreak. Myanmar has so far been less affected by COVID-19 than […]

Burma accommodation types

Registered Accommodation in Myanmar

From low-cost guesthouses to luxury hotels, Myanmar offers accommodation catering to every budget and requirement. In the major cities of Yangon and Mandalay, travelers can select from a wide range of hotels and guesthouses whilst away from these urban centers supply continues to increase to meet the growing tourist demand. Accommodation is always a key […]

Travel to Myanmar on a budget

Setting your budget to Myanmar

With prices varying greatly from country to country it can be challenging for travelers to set a budget for their trip. The information below helps visitors to calculate how much they will spend during a stay in Myanmar based on the price of hotels, food, and transport. As a country in Southeast Asia, travelers from […]

Internet connection in Myanmar for tourist

Internet and Telephone Connections for Tourists in Myanmar

Telecommunications in Myanmar are constantly improving, with growing infrastructure and an increasing proportion of the population having access to a cell phone. With SIM penetration at around 105% and smartphone penetration in the region of 80%, it is clear that mobile phone usage in Myanmar is increasingly widespread. Moreover, Myanmar’s Internet market is one of […]

Inke Lake in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Inle Lake Region Essential Travel Guide

Inle Lake is a popular tourist destination in Myanmar. Visitors head to the Inle Lake region to see the famous floating villages and gardens and to witness the local fishermen’s unique fishing style. Measuring 13.6 miles (22km) by 6.2 miles (10 km), Inle Lake is the second largest in Myanmar and lies between 2 mountain […]