Sitting along the borders of Thailand, India, Laos, Bangladesh and China, Burma (Myanmar) is known for it’s diverse population and often referred to as ‘quite unlike any land you know about’ by Rudyard Kipling. The country has a vast amount of natural beauty while offering many things to do and explore on your trip. Along with some of the most unique luxury hotels, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful white sand beaches, temples and stunning lakes.
Best Time to Visit
Burma can be visited throughout the year, however, the best time to visit here is from October to May as this is the dry season. The summer and hottest temperatures are 30—40 degrees between March and June. The wet season is between May and October, where the monsoons and heavy rain downpour start, so it is best to avoid visiting at this time.
International flights fly to Yangon as their main gateway destination. Popular resort destinations include Ngapali Beach and Yangon.
Many of Burma’s dishes have emerged from curry, rice and noodle dishes. One of their most popular dishes is Mohinga, with other dishes consisting of flat breads, tofu and bean salads.
History and Culture
Burma is well known for being filled with unique culture and heritage. The British colony rule in Burma lasted from 1824 until 1948 when they became independent. The majority of people in Burma speak Tibeto – Burman languages and many live in rural areas as most of Burma is farm land. Burma is a more impoverished country but it is rich with the natural resources they have on the land.
Things to Do
- Take a hot air balloon ride across lands of gilded pagodas and temples.
- Visit the National Kandawgyi Botanical gardens.
- Visit some of the breathtaking World Heritage Sites.
- Go trekking through their ancient caves.