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Southeast Asia is an ideal travel holiday and vacation destination offering all what people like for their most precious time of the year regardless of age and gender. Most countries which are clustered along the equator are tuned for the tourists and have the right spots to make everyone happy. What needs you to do? Not much just do as locals do which means such simple things keep in mind that east meets west but with different traditions and rules. Hotels and resorts are plenty beaches and island too and just think positive there is no need to be negative because everything is not the way you are used at home. ​​
15 best things to do in Myanmar

Best 15 things to do in Myanmar 

Most popular tour destinations in Burma

The 15 most popular tour destinations in Myanmar (Burma)
Here are the 15 most attractive travel destinations in Myanmar (Burma) an ASEAN member. This will be a virtual showcase to get you a taste of an unforgettable journey. It will be a holiday/vacation tour touching down at the most attractive tourist spots in Myanmar attractions.

Myanmar is one of the last Southeast Asian countries which open their borders for foreign tourists. Actually, they have plenty of local tourists especially pilgrims who visit the popular spots to pray to Buddha.
Myanmar is a cultural heavyweight and has an incredible geographical diversity which also simply comes from Buddhism and the fact that the country has retained much of the unique character. It needs to tell that Myanmar is as large as France and England combined which makes it the biggest in ASEAN with some really unique properties e.g. Burma has icy mountains of almost 6000 meters in the northern Kachin State towards India and China with plenty of snow including glaciers.​​
Have a break in exotic Burma.

When visiting many variants are available such as at the beache adventure cultural island fishing and mountain trekking plus more. People dream about the whole year to make an exotic trip for a break which brings fun and improves the moods to pull up spirit and health. Start thinking about naturally the first is where to travel?

Climate and temperatures are about Jan 27°c, Feb 31°, Mar 35°, Apr 37°, May 36°, Jun 33°, (monsoon starts) Jul 33°, Aug 33°, Sep 32°, Oct 31°, (monsoon ends) Nov 29°, Dec 27°.
Take a few days at an exotic coast getaway or island in the Andaman Sea, maybe the Bay of Bengal. At Ngapali, Chaungtha and Ngwe Saung, this is real quality time for singles or with family. If you are single an option could be to take a local young women with you.

If you want to have it simple, laze at the waterfront, there are plenty of empty stretches of fine sand at the waterfront you could also watch the fishermen to bring their catch in in rather small boats.

Empty beaches with stretches of fine sand at south Myanmar Islands
This is not such a top destination for nightlife such as Thailand, but there is some in Yangon. For more exciting spots pls. check the other pages in our web site.


The country is also suitable for family trips and expect a worry free time beside of some little problems which are everywhere. You can find it cheap and very expensive luxury, it is for everyone, its also ok for the kids.

Be aware that outside the big cities of Myanmar electricity is a problem only bigger hotels which have their own generator have electric power.

How to do Yangon Airport

Airport Photos
Land and fly away from Yangon and Mandalay only

From Mandalay they depart to Bangkok and sometimes to Chiang Mai in Thailand only all other connections are via Yangon. But this is slowly changing because now it is possible to cross the land border in and out with a regular tourist visa and they also improved the visa handling at the airport in 2016.

Myanmar's are not very keen to work together everyone wants to "cook his / her soup" to benefit somehow. It's very similar to Thailand where everyone struggles against the other to cave out his / her very own niche to gain benefit.

Departure for arrival in Thailand

Departure for arrival in Thailand is a smooth procedure with normally no major problem. If you have any duty free requirement buy the stuff in Myanmar they are quite cheaper than Bangkok or Singapore. Especially in Bangkok they milk the tourist with all possible tricks in Singapore it's not much different but at least there is some added value.
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Beach Photos
Beach Holiday in Myanmar is a bit different this Southeast Asian country is not like going to Florida or Thailand since the place was hidden away and closed for almost a century.

The last people holidaying here were some British during colonial times and after a few Russians and East Germans.
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A trip to Mandalay is a must since that's the center of culture arts and crafts. The center is around the Mahamuni complex.

Myanmar Mountain Holiday
Mountain Holiday
Hkakabo Razi mountain holiday glazed with snow
Hkakabo Razi glazed with snow
The maha muni buddha statue
The Mahamuni Buddha face washing ceremony

Trek the mountains of the north or maybe just climb up Mount Popa near Bagan when you come to the country, it might be useful since there are plenty of not so excellent things; one is continuous electricity cuts, although most hotels have their own generator, read more.
Inle Lake leg rower
Inle Lake leg rower

The best probably would be to combine a culture oriented trip with a fresh environment in a pleasant climate range at Inle Lake in Shan State.
A beautiful lake with traditional boat races on the Shan Plateau they are a pleasure for your eyes and mind. A pretty accommodation there is golden Island cottages built on stilts right into the water, a great location, come and go by boat only, read more.

ox cart adventure
Ox cart adventure at Bagan
A journey to Bagan is almost a must. There are myriads of others interesting places to have a look for. On the other hand for a breakaway scenario to get rid of the stuff you are bored with everyday. This would also be a very private vacation since there are not many tourists yet and lots to see and explore.

This are not so much self-catering tours the best is either a guided one in a group or more individually take a guide at the destination, you can easily find one through the hotel or guesthouse. Guides are not expensive maybe up to $ 20,- a day plus a car with driver for about $ 50,- and you will see the stuff you would have never seen and experienced on your own. Even more important is you save a lot of time on searching around at a destination, it will take you one or two days as orientation and after you only about half of the interesting stuff you actually will find, read more.



Yangon nightlife girls
Yangon nightlife girls
Have a break with a sexy twist in Yangon's nightlife scene and do something good for yourself. Since a few years it is possible to hire some pretty Myanmar girls in the nightlife scene and they try to lift you higher. What does it need for that? Make some presents in form of crispy notes, finally everyone is happy, read more.

When you are there for a tour it needs to do some shopping, they such a lot of wonderful exotic things to buy and there is real beautiful stuff with a value.

Exotic shopping at Bogyoke Market
Exotic shopping at Bogyoke Market
Shop for exotic items you have never seen before at Yangon’s Bogyoke Market (a must but closed on Mondays and open from 10 am to 5 pm), that’s also the place to change money just ask at a shop where and don’t listen to the guys running around whispering “change money” they will cheat you. Don’t do this at the airport and at a bank, in Yangon and Mandalay you could also use your credit card, but in general its cash in dollars, take enough with you, read more.
monastery and a place to place to sleep
Monastery can also function as accommodations
Staying in a monastery, if you ever are on a trip on your own and can't find accommodation in a remote area don't be shy to ask if you can stay in one of them. This places are everywhere and the monks are open minded, if you do don't forget a donation. It needs to stand up and go to sleep very early, read more.



Mandalay Irrawaddy Cruising Island Day trip Mount Popa


at the beaches you could rent a room or cottages when traveling along with other, friends and family. Don’t start cooking your own food but be very vigilant where to go for a dinner or so, don’t eat sauces, salads and vegetables and have food in your hotel or in one of a bigger restaurant around to make sure not to get sick and lose your precious time.

Myanmar street food
Myanmar street food

Avoid street food since the hygienic circumstances are "hair raising" they also mostly dont use ice, you can imagine what happen with seafood laying around in the bristling head heat the whole day without any cooling. When you are through with it and take your airplane home you got a wonderful experience creating great memories cherished for years.

Burma nightlife tourism
Burma nightlife tourism
It is quite different to any other holiday destination on this planet and it is becoming increasingly popular.

Burma tourism has plenty to offer among others friendly people of about 130 ethnic groups with an exotic style and festivals, pagodas, temples, beaches, islands just the right place to have fun and a good blend of everything.

Regatta festival on Kandawgyi Lake
Shan highland with Inle Lake
Shan highland with Inle Lake

Icy mountains with the highest peak in South East Asia, temperate climate on the Shan highland with Inle Lake and tropical spots in he Andaman Sea.

A trip is usually focused on cultural themes adventure tours and visiting beaches.


Plenty of islands in the Andaman Sea and excellent beaches with first class hotels at Ngapali Beach, Ngwe Saung Beach, Chaungtha Beach and elsewhere, hotels there can easily match others in Thailand.
Ngwe Saung Treasure Beach Resort
Ngwe Saung Treasure Beach Holiday

Ngapali Beach

More than 2000 km coastline and countless islands make it for sure a attractive destination. You can find trip packages in our site, some offer interesting deals. Scuba diving and live boards trips to the emerald waters of the Myeik Archipelago are also available but mainly out of Phuket Thailand since there is no infrastructure for it yet.



In our site you will also find tons of exciting photo to give you a idea what you can expect.

Pagoda, Buddhist Shrines, Temples and Buddha related


The first you will probably see and visit is the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, this is the most famous one in the country, there are other popular such as the Shwezigon at Bagan, Mahamuni at Mandalay, Shwemawdaw at Bago, the beautiful sacred pagoda and temples at Mrauk U and other.

One of the main problems on a trip is the infrastructure, only small scale electricity is available and most roads are real bad except some where the "big shots" are traveling.

By taking an airplane you can completely bypass this, in any case it's worth it to ignore problems sometimes, a Burma trip bring great panoramas, views and excitement in exchange.

Myanmar holiday without shopping?


is like a Ferrari without petrol ! that is the reason we make some suggestions here for your "super dupy" shopping.

The main destination is the Bogyoke or Scott Market in Yangon, a real oriental bazaar. Just take a taxi everyone know the place, be aware that at 5pm sharp almost all shops are closed.

You can also change some money there, actually you should, its the only place where you can ask a few different shops for the exchange rate so you can figure out the best and won't get cheated.

Don't listen to the guys who approach you and whisper ..change money... don't do it they just will cheat you, go through the shops, also forget the banks they even cheat more. Very important never change at the airport, "they pull you over the table".

Ask at least 2 shops, now they take US$ and EURO, other currency such as Thai Baht and Singapore Dollar are also take but at a much worst exchange rate. Credit cards are slowly floating again but by no means depend on them you always need plenty of cash and the only reasonable place to get this local cash for a good rate, in the whole country, is this market.

Things to do at Mandalay City

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Mandalay was the last city in Burma where the King have been around after the family was deported from the British to India and never came back.

This was a strategic move by the British and the main reason for the decline of the Burmese State. It is very clear visible and a good example is the fact that when the British invaded Burma Mandalay had already the first streetcar in Asia and other advancements about the same level as Japan during the Meiji Dynasty.

After the British occopants destroyed the whole Mandalay and nothing was left as a result as a result of the British behaviour Burma was thrown back in development by about 300 years and never managed to get rid of the colonial problem.

Now why that happen? This was because the British had guns and canons and the Burmese only arrows. The Myanmars tried to get guns from the french but it was too late.
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Chin State

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