Bagan WeatherWeather in Bagan
Burma has a very different climates, so if you have a particular place you'd like to go, it's a good idea to check in advance how it's affected by the season. Which season is perfect for Bagan? The city is located in the center of Burma's most popular local clima, the Ed (well, if you like the weather)'dry zone'.
Bagan and Mandalay get on averages only 30 per cent of Rangoon's annual precipitation. Bagan's scenery can almost look like a semi-desert, with acacia trees as the dominant trees and cactuses appearing between the shrines. In Bagan you would visit a temple, many of which are open to the element, and possibly by bike, on horseback and stroller or even with one of the new power scooter that are now available.
Viewed separately, the monasteries are impressive, but what's really amazing are the overall images of the stupa punctured plane - so what do you need, weather-wise? A clear sky, without too much dirt or too much precipitation, temperature that doesn't heat up 40°C at noon and, because they will destroy the ambience and your pictures of the sanctuary, not too many other people.
On a good morning, dirt and mist could look good for daybreak, but at 08:00 you will be desperately looking for fresh AC. There is a good opportunity for Bagan to get warm and dirty from February to May - even if you would be avoiding the people. The best time for the coldest weather and cloudless sky is November to January, but remember that this is the high seasons.
It is not only that the rooms are becoming difficult to find and more costly, Bagan is also being flooded by people. The drama of the rainfall. Several of the most famous monasteries can become very full during the high seasons, especially at dawn and dusk, as the number of stupa that can actually be climbed and thus have a good outlook is constantly decreasing.
For example, Shwe San Daw is almost only at sunset in high seasons. San Daw in the low saison. This means that the wet spell, which discourages many but is unnecessary for us, remains. A visit during the monsun has several great benefits. First, you will get off-season prices with a smaller audience, and second, you will have a much more lush, green environment and a more stunning sky for your views and snaps.
In the wet seasons there are more occassional chills than continuous falls, so stop and have something to eat, and when the wet is over, you will have the most clear, bluish and dust-free sky of the year. Raining time at U Bein, with peaks that are normally not perceptible in the arid time. Highest rainfall occurs in August and September, making the other low seasons of May, June, July and October appear to be good choices.