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What is the best time to see Myanmar (Burma)?
This little overview of the meteorological conditions can help you if you are asking yourself when to go to Myanmar (Burma). There are 3 different periods in Myanmar: winters (mid-October-February), summers (March-May) and greens (June-Mid-October). As the whole area can be heated (especially in the afternoons - around 35°C), it is advisable to schedule more visits in the morning and evening.
It is an ideal opportunity to explore the colder sandy shores and higher parts of Myanmar (including Shan State). It is the most favoured tourist seasons because of the lower weather (evenings in the mountain can be -10°C), but the day is around most of the land around 30C.
In weather this is the ideal season to travel all over the land (but be sure to take along hot clothing for Lake Inle and higher areas). With the arrival of the rains the temperature decreases (although still about 25 - 30 degree Celsius) and the landscape is wonderful verdant. This is the ideal season to explore the states of Bagan, Mandalay and Shan (Hsipaw, Kyaukme, Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw, Inle Lake), which see much less precipitation than the remainder of the land (usually a brief end of days shower).
It is recommended to stay away from the beach during this time (it is raining more on the coastline and most hostels are shut down during this time). Visiting is great because there aren't many other visitors yet - it's Myanmar at its best! It is the time when we recommend to our close acquaintances to come and see us.
Mandalay is the second largest town in Myanmar with one of the most impressive name in the area and the gate to the great trek in Hsipaw in the northern part. It' the home of the famous U-leg bridge (one of the most frequently visited sights in the country) and near the old imperial capitol Amarapura.
It is one of the best places to leave the well-worn paths and see the countryside of Myanmar. Sleep in a lovely riverfront chalet, hike through paddy fields and see small Shan villages where natives lived 50 years ago. The Bagan is the old village that really put Myanmar (Burma) on the roadmaps.
Featuring more than 2,000 historical Stupa, sanctuaries and Pagoda trees scattered over a huge area, you really have to see it to believe it. We' ll make sure you get to the best places for sunsets or sunrises to see this astonishing spreading of sanctuaries over the valleys - or better still, ask us for a hot air flight!
A major Buddhist sanctuary in Asia; a large and precarious gold-clad cliff on top of a hill - home to one of the country's most popular stupa. The former Rakhine capitol boasts a dramatically diverse group of shrines and shrines (newer than Bagan's) that look like a fort because they are made of stones with long winding inlets.
Situated in a small town, this enchanting little town has an unbelievable urban feel to it. You' ll be able to see the past era's colorful architectural heritage, taste some of the county's finest cuisine on the streets and see the striking Shwedagon Pagoda, which can be seen from almost everywhere in Yangon and is one of the most venerated places for Buddhism in the whole wide globe, preserving the eight hair of Buddha.
You can discover secluded remains, holy sanctuaries and unspoilt shores from here. This group of about 800 untouched and picturesque blank sandy isles off Myanmar's capital city. It is now customary to discover this exceptional country of gold towers, magnificent churches and untouched sands. Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, has only recently opened its gates to the tourist industry after the 2010 warship.
It is a wonderful, unspoilt countryside with some of the most friendly tribes in the whole wide globe who are still a little bit of a surprise when visitors visit their area. We' ve travelled Myanmar for month and tried everything from Ayeyarwady River cruising to luxury seaside fashion boutiques and simple rooms off the well-trodden paths.
We observed the sundown over Bagan from the less known sanctuaries, had a newly prepared Myanmar meal in a house on stilt bars over Lake Inle and took the best of the shaky, swaying trains that led through Myanmar's most beautiful area. Choose our minds by writing us an email or phoning 0207 112 0019 for free tips on our favorite accommodations and how to make the most of your vacation in Myanmar.