Myanmar at A Glance
|Name of the country||Republic of the Union of Myanmar||Major Religion||Theravāda Buddhism|
|Official languages||Burmese||Area||676,578 km2|
|Largest city||Yangon||Population||53,582,855 (2017)|
|Capital city||Nay Pyi Taw (since 2005), former Yangon (Rangon)||Currency||Kyat (K) (MMK)|
|Major cities||Old Bagan, Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Bago||Time zone||UTC+06:30 (MMT)|
|State Seal||Continent||Southeastern Asia|
|UNESCO World Heritage Sites||Pyu city-states, Bagan||Temperature||21 °C - 32 °C (i.e. 70 °F - 89.6 °F)|
|Traditional festivals||Thingyan (Burmese New Year)||Famous people||Aung San Suu Kyi (Nobel Peace Prize 1991)|
Best Time to Visit Myanmar
For most area of Myanmar, the best time for travelling is from November to February. During these months, the temperature is managable for outdoor activities. Rain is relatively less. It's neither too hot to walk around the street and park due to the cool breeze.
From late April to September, the whole country will come to the hot season. Intense heat and surging humidity will bring some trouble. Some places will encounter sudden rainstorm. During this time, places like Ngapali Beach will even be closed without access to roads.
Best Things to Do in Myanmar
Count your step in U-Bein Bridge
Built in 1850, U-Bein Bridge is 1.2 kilometers long, extending from one end of Taungthaman Lake to the other. The bridge is the oldest and longest teak bridge in the world.
It is a very lively bridge despite its age. You'll see children running around, lovers leaning each other and visitors took their stunning photos. The cool breeze through your skirt is something you will love. The best time is at sunset.
E-bike Tour Around Bagan
Bagan's 2,000-odd temples range in size and grandeur, spread across an area of 40 square miles.
Riding an electric bike to get around Bagan is the best way to experience this magic park. You can choose when to stop and where you want to stop.
Take hot-air balloons
It's nearly impossible to picture Bagan without hot air balloons beautifully clouding the historic horizon. Bagan's balloons have become an iconic symbol of the region, and have carried many travelers on soaring adventures of a lifetime.
Popular Attractions in Myanmar
Buddhist temples of Bagan - Hot-air ballooning over thousands of years
Mandalay Palace - the last royal palace of last Burmese monarchy
Hsinbyume Pagoda - magnificent Instagram shooting place
U-Bein Bridge - the longest teak footbridge in the world
Shwedagon Pagoda - very superstar attractions in Myanmar
Sule Pagoda - a navigational landmark of Yangon
Bogyoke Aung San Market - the best market in central Yangon where you can buy famous Burmese items
Inle Lake - see the traditional fishing and ride on a long tail wooden boats just like the locals do
The Shwe Indein Pagoda - a pagoda forest which consisit of 10000 Indein famous pagodas
Kayan villages – their women wear large brass neck rings since they were young children
Inle Lake - numerous small and unique stilt houses
Kalaw hill village - trekking in a laid back atmosphere
Saddan Cave - pagoda hidden in impressive cave systems