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Myanmar Overview

population

53,582,855 (2017) (26th)

area

676,578 km2

language

Burmese

currency

Kyat (K) (MMK)

weather

Tropical

timezone

UTC +6:30 (MMT)

  • Myanmar is a country with rich history and many religious architectural monuments. Some of them are Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Mandalay Palace, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (also called Golden Rock), or The Bagan Archaeological Zone with its thousands of sacred pagodas, which is considered as the main attraction for Myanmar’s nascent tourism and one of the largest and most important historical sites in South East Asia. Besides, Myanmar’s tourism also attracts international tourists by pristine and peaceful nature of Inle Lake or unique customs of Pa’O people.

  • Not only historical and religious sites, Myanmar also offers you relaxing experience with its beautiful and worth-visiting beaches, such as the heavenly Ngapali Beach, Kanthaya Beach, Ngwe Saung (or Silver) Beach, or Chuang Tha Beach. Burmese beaches are famous for their calm pristine beauty and waves with potentials for surfing.

  • You would of course want to go shopping when travelling to Burma to bring something home from this fabulous and mystery country. Then textiles, precious stones, lacquerware and thanaka powder should me on your shopping list. However, there are not so many department stores or duty-free shops, which can only be found in big cities. So you would want to look into local markets and little boutique shops around Inle Lake and Bagan to find many interesting stuff with friendly prices.

  • Burmese cuisine is a unique blend of Indian, Chinese and Buddhist goodness. Like in many other Asian countries, rice and vegetables are the core of every Myanmar’s meal. In many Myanmasaathauksain (Burmese cafeteria-style restaurant), you go to a counter of pre-cooked dishes, choose whatever you want and pay for it. One of highlighted cuisines of Myanmar are ăthouq salads, leq-p’eq and various noodle dishes.

  • A trip to this mysterious and wonderful country is definitely worth it, especially if you care about Asian culture, history and lifestyle and are interested in Buddhism with its rich influence and practices in people’s daily lives. Make sure to do your research and plan your trip carefully, and you would have memorable time in this festive and magical “Golden Land”.

Activities

Myanmar is divided into seven states and seven regions, formerly called divisions. Regions are predominantly Bamar (that is, mainly inhabited by the dominant ethnic group). States, in essence, are regions that are home to particular ethnic minorities. The administrative divisions are further subdivided into districts, which are further subdivided into townships, wards, and villages.

Below are the number of districts, townships, cities/towns, wards, village groups and villages in each divisions and states of Myanmar as of 31 December 2001

General Information

is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered...

Food Culture

Tips for Dining in Myanmar

Travel Experiences

"This is Burma. It’s quite unlike any other place you know about."the British writer...

Shopping

There are very few international flights to Myanmar. Bangkok,Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur are the...

Heritage

World heritage in Myanmar

Top Attraction

Our recommended tours

Trip name Days From USD
Hanoi-Halong-Yangon-Bagan - Mandala - Inle Lake - Yangon-Hcmc-Phan Thiet-Hcmc Ha Noi, Vietnam to Phan Thiet, Vietnam Hanoi-Halong-Yangon-Bagan - Mandala - Inle Lake - Yangon-Hcmc-Phan Thiet-Hcmc 16 days

$1.674

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Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Indein - Heho - Ngapali Beach - Yangon Bagan, Myanmar to Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Indein - Heho - Ngapali Beach - Yangon 14 days

$1.388

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Yangon - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Sale - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Sagaing - Ava - Heho - Kalaw (Trekking) - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Indein - Heho - Kyaing Tong - Yangon Bagan, Myanmar to Inle Lake, Myanmar Yangon - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Sale - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun -  Sagaing - Ava - Heho - Kalaw (Trekking) - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Indein - Heho - Kyaing Tong - Yangon 14 days

$1.657

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Yangon - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Sale - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Ava - Sagaing - Monywa - Pyinoolwin - Heho - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Inle Lake - Taunggyi – Kakku - Heho - Yangon Bagan, Myanmar to Yangon - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Sale - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Ava - Sagaing - Monywa - Pyinoolwin - Heho - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Inle Lake - Taunggyi – Kakku - Heho - Yangon 14 days

$1.465

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Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Sale - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Sagaing - Ava - Heho - Inle Lake - Indein - Yangon Bagan, Myanmar to Inle Lake, Myanmar Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Sale - Mandalay -  Amarapura - Mingun - Sagaing - Ava - Heho - Inle Lake - Indein - Yangon 12 days

$1.364

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Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Mandalay - Amarapura - Heho - Inle Lake - Indein - Yangon Bagan, Myanmar to Inle Lake, Myanmar Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) - Bagan - Mt.poppa - Mandalay - Amarapura - Heho - Inle Lake - Indein - Yangon 10 days

$1.031

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