Planning A Trip to Myanmar (Burma)

Holidaying in Myanmar (Burma)

Tourism in Myanmar suffered a major blow because of the repressing military regime of the country over the past few decades. However, all this is about to change and the country is all set to make a comeback in the tourism circuit, thanks to the encouragement received by Suu Kyi and the new political regime that is running the country. Myanmar is starting to open up its doors to the world and if you’re anything like us, plan a trip down to Myanmar as soon as possible to catch the sights and sounds before it becomes too commercialized. If you have long been yearning to explore Myanmar, now is the perfect time to do so.

The Royal Palace is a beautiful sight at night with different color lightings around the entire compound

The Royal Palace is a beautiful sight at night with different color lightings around the entire compound

You can either plan your own Myanmar holiday itinerary or opt for one of the package holidays offered by tour operators and save your time, money, and energy. Be sure however, to set aside at least a 5 day holiday to make sure you have enough time to soak up the glamours of this beautiful country. A land of mystical beauty, Myanmar is an ideal holiday destination for family vacationers, backpackers, group holidays, and romantic getaways. You can make the most of your trip to Myanmar (Burma) with your friends or family by keeping a few important travel tips in mind.

The famous Ananda Temple is a must-see when visiting Myanmar

The famous Ananda Temple is a must-see when visiting Myanmar

Things to see in Myanmar

While planning your Burma holiday, make sure that your sightseeing itinerary includes some of the most popular tourist attractions of the country such as the Ananda Temple in Bagan, Mandalay Hill, the local Scott Market in Rangoon, Pindaya Caves, and the Palace Complex in Rangoon. Numerous Payas and temples dot every city in Myanmar. That apart, you can spend a leisurely day in one of the beautiful gardens or public parks located in every town and city.

Mandalay Hill - Myanmar (Burma)

Pindaya Caves, Myanmar

Accommodation in Myanmar

Tourists who come on a Myanmar holiday can make their staying arrangements in one of the hotels located in the city of their visit. Though Rangoon hotels are still to offer various blue ribbon amenities offered by star hotels in neighbouring countries, they are equipped with all the basic conveniences necessary for a comfortable stay. The warm hospitality extended by the staff at these hotels will make you feel at home.

One of the more popular budget hotels in Myanmar, MiCasa Hotel

One of the more popular budget hotels in Myanmar, MiCasa Hotel

Dining in Myanmar

One of the main highlights of your Burma holiday will be the culinary experience that you will enjoy while vacationing here. You can sample traditional Burmese cuisine in a street-side eatery or a fine dining restaurant. Do not forget to try Mohinga that is essentially rice noodle served with fish soup and is a special treat enjoyed mainly for breakfast or to celebrate special occasions.

The local market, Scott Market, is a haven for tourists with cheap local products as well as tasty street food

The local market, Scott Market, is a haven for tourists with cheap local products as well as tasty street food

Local delicacy, Mohinga

Local delicacy, Mohinga

What to avoid while holidaying in Myanmar (Burma)

Safety and security is of utmost importance while holidaying anywhere in the world including Burma. You should thus avoid visiting places that have a high crime rate. In addition to that, you should avoid carrying valuables in your shirt or pant pocket while travelling in a public mode of transport. Follow this travel advice for a safe and fun-filled holiday experience.

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