When is the best Time to Visit Myanmar

What is the best time to visit Myanmar?

The ideal time to travel to Myanmar depends mainly on the regions you wish to visit during your stay. You have the perfect choice! When you plan to travel to Southeast Asia soon and wonder when is the best time to come to Southeast Asia, don't look anymore. The very first question for any visit to a new country is why and when, no exception for Myanmar. There are two very different seasons in Myanmar - summer/winter (dry) and rainy (wet).

What is the best season to travel to Myanmar?

Myanmar is still in the drought in February, although the temperature is rising again. Myanmar in February is also picking period when the paddy fields are robbed of their valuable crops. A number of local people are celebrating the holiday with Tabodwe (Thanksgiving) and serve traditional Htamans - a viscous sauce of peanut, sage and herbs.

Although the air is humid, the rains remain a rare occurrence, so this is a good season for jumping on the isle. The Mergui Archipelago offers loneliness, sunny weather and bubbling water for swimming and is a dispersed heaven with more than 800 islands that are well deserved to be visited. Between the end of February and the beginning of March, the Myanmar population celebrates Magha Puja during the full-meon.

To celebrate the event, the Myanmarese are throwing a four-day feast known as Thingyan, which begins with a great war. Early May is the longest and Myanmar's waters are at their lowest. You can also spend some time at Lake Inle in warm and sunny conditions.

Although still hot, monsoons are rising on the sky, while Myanmar is slipping into the wet seasons. Showering is concentrated in the southwest and can make travelling in some isolated areas more challenging - so you should always review your predictions beforehand. It is the highlight of Myanmar's wet seasons, making some of the most visited places like Ngapali beaches out of reach.

Due to the rains, people are avoiding this period of the year. Every year in August the Taungbyon Festival is held near Mandalay. Myanmar's rainy period begins to subside somewhat at the end of September, much to the local people's comfort - but one can still count on frequent showers and some areas blocked for people.

Since this is the low seasons for tourists, it is a good opportunity to discover Yangon - the "Garden Town of the East". Every year during Tawthalin (approximately in September in the Myanmar calendar) the Kandawgyi Lake is the venue for the annual race. September-October full moons mark the end of the three-month Buddhist Lenten period and are commemorated with the Myanmar Festival of Lights.

You can visit one of the local theater shows during the show to get an insight into the genuine Myanmar people. Myanmar's drought begins when the rains of the monsoons of summer have subsided until next year, the air moisture has decreased and the mean temperatures are a comfortable 24° C. The weather is very humid.

As November is the start of the high seasons, you can look forward to bigger masses of people and higher fares. Nagpaliis is particularly loved for its palm-fringed sand, and the glittering Bay of Bengal begs to be plunged into it. This is the ideal period for a hot-air ballooning trip over Bagan; climb high above elaborate peaks and horseback at sunrise on cedars.

Kyi Ma No will take place on the full lunar during Tazaungmon - approximately in November in the Myanmar calender. Karen in southeast Myanmar have their own tradition. Pyatho's first date (the 10th in the Myanmar calendar) is the new year of the Karen. On the full moons of Nadaw (approximately in December in the country calendar) the biggest feast in honour of the Buddhistic protecting ghosts - or nat - is held.

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