Inspiring things to do in Myanmar
You probably expect to visit a lot of temples and monasteries, but you might be surprised to learn about the country’s good beaches and be interested in the cuisine. Myanmar is a delight to discover.
Places to go in Myanmar
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Tour the royal palace pagodas and temples, admire the city from Mandalay Hill and visit historic capital cities nearby for an insight into Myanmar’s rich past.
The thousands of temples of Bagan are the remains of a once-powerful empire and one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites.
As Rangoon, this was the principal city in British colonial Burma. As Yangon, this was the capital of Myanmar until 2005.
Take a boat trip to experience life on Inle Lake, witness leg rowing fishermen, see floating gardens, houses on stilts and visit the market, it’s all here.
Facts and information
There are no direct flights from the UK to Yangon (Rangoon). The flight time is at least 14 hours.
The official language is Myanmar (Burmese). English is widely spoken in major tourist destinations.
GMT + 6hrs 30mins
At least 6 months from the end of your trip, and with plenty of room for entry and exit stamps. A visa is required for British travellers and most nationalities.
Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory. Recommended vaccinations include diptheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, tetanus, cholera & typhoid. Malaria prophylactics recommended for some parts of Burma.
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