Myanmar travel details

Plan a Travel Itinerary for Myanmar

To successfully complete the Myanmar visa application, travelers need to have certain plans and arrangements in place. To comply with the Myanmar eVisa requirements, applicants must supply some specific details about their journey including the expected date of arrival and port of entry. For this reason, although foreigners are advised to request a visa well […]

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Food Safety in Myanmar : Where to Drink and Eat in Myanmar

When eating at local markets or street food vendors it is important to stay mindful of health and safety. Hygiene standards are very different from those more commonly expected in Western countries. To stay safe and healthy during a visit to the country, or anywhere across Southeast Asia, it’s recommended to remember the following tips: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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COVID-19: Myanmar (Burma) 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 […]

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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 […]