Myanmar is one of the most magical and undiscovered destinations in the world: a golden land of breathtaking beauty and charm that is steeped in fascinating history and traditions.
Paradise beaches with perfect water and white sand, misty mountains, tangled jungles, majestic Inle Lake, the wide Irrawaddy River, the rugged highlands, the lush lowlands – Myanmar’s stunning landscapes are truly breathtaking.
Combine these stunning backdrops with some of the world’s most well-preserved historic sites and you’ve got pure travel magic.
Myanmar occupies the Thailand/Cambodia portion of the Indochinese peninsula. It is a land of hills and valleys and is rimmed in the north, east and west by mountain ranges forming a giant horseshoe. Enclosed within the mountain barriers are the flat lands of Ayeyarwady, Chindwin and Sittaung River valleys where most of the country’s agricultural land and population are concentrated.
Burmese is the official language of Myanmar and also the mother tongue language. Hotel and tourist attractions staff is able to converse in English. You will find that many taxi drivers are able to speak some English too.
Myanmar Climate is a tropical monsoon type. The wet period stretches from May to October. However the wettest period would be the end of October.
Tipping is generally not very common in Myanmar. Tipping for waiters, luggage porters, maids, bus drivers, taxi drivers and tour guide can be seen as a simple act of gratitude. Generally a 5% tip is appreciated for meal service (in kyat).