Discover south east Asia’s forgotten golden land! Myanmar (or Burma as it was known in the past) is often left off people’s travel plans for SE Asia, and unfairly so.
Myanmar borders China, India, Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand. The country is a melting pot of diverse ethnic minorities and traditions. Travel to Myanmar and discover a country still true to its roots and not on the ‘banana pancake trail’ just yet.
Meet with kind hearted people, chow down on some incredible local food, explore golden pagodas, ancient temples and lush green countryside. Learn about the fascinating history and its diverse culture. Come with us and trek, bike, hike and explore Myanmar’s local life on the street, in the hills and on the beach. Myanmar is a land you can’t miss in South East Asia.
To enter Myanmar, you must have a valid passport with at least six months remaining validity and a valid visa. You should apply for your visa at a Myanmar embassy or consulate abroad before you arrive in Myanmar. The Tourist e-Visa costs USD 50.00 or USD 56.00 for rapid processing.
The official language is Burmese, spoken by the people of the plains and, as a second language, by most people of the hills. During the colonial period, English became the official language, but Burmese continued as the primary language in all other settings. Hello = Mingalaba was adopted as a Burmese greeting some decades ago since there was no such kind of formal greeting in Burmese. Its literal meaning is “may this day be filled with blessings”.
The official currency is the Burmese kyat. 1USD is around 1,300 Myanmar Kyat.
Getting to Myanmar
The cheapest way to reach Myanmar from outside the region is usually to fly to a regional hub such as Bangkok or Singapore. Current routes within Asia include flights to Yangon from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok. Connections with Mandalay are limited to Dehong, Kunming and Bangkok.