With thousands of ancient temples located around the country, Myanmar brings visitors the feeling of peaceful which cannot be found elsewhere. This place impresses tourists by its intact and beautiful nature as well as its many original cutsoms.
You should visit Myanmar in the autumn, which starts in October and ends in February next year. This is the time when the weather is pleasant and not raining. It is raining heavily, sometimes even both days and nights from July to September here.
To move around in Myanmar, you can also choose to fly. However, for those not too far destinations, you are advised to travel by bus. This means of transportation will create a golden chance for you to enjoy the beautiful roadside scenes and experience the peaceful life of a Buddhist country.
What to bring?
Besides all those things that every trip needs, don’t forget to also bring with you sunscreen, moisturizer, wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Since Myanmar is a Buddhist country, remember to put some long clothing, scarfs and light coats in your suitcase.
Places to visit
Yangon: This is the largest city and also the old capital of Myanmar. You are bound to be surprised by the peaceful atmosphere here. Shwedegon temple, a famous temple located on the top of a hill, is an amazing destination that cannot be ignored. Discovering Thaketa crocodile farm would also be a great idea. You will have a chance to pass a bridge with hundreds of crocodiles swimming beneath.
To know more thoroughly about the culture here, visit the famous Bogyoke Aung San market! There are hundreds of meticulous souvenirs and the country’s traditional customs.
Mandalay: This is the second largest city in Myanmar. Mandalay is wide – known for its numerous famous tourist sites such as the wooden Shwenandaw monastery, Kuthodaw Paya pagoda with the World largest book or Kuthodaw Paya pagoda with its huge golden Buddha statue.
Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe town with the gorgeous scenes have always been favorite destinations for visitors.
Besides, you may also want to discover Phaung Daw Oo temple with 5 golden Buddha statues.
Bagan: With over 2000 temples, it would be a pity if you miss Bagan when visiting this country. What is more exciting and romantic than climbing to the top of the hills to enjoy sunset in the ancient Bagan.
Compared with other countries in the area, the price of hotel here is higher with service quality remains the same. In Yangon, tourists normally have to spend USD 40 for one night in hotel and about USD 20 for one night in cheap guesthouses. And if you love a quiet place, a resort with the price of USD 90 per night would be a perfect option.
Shan rice: Turmeric rice with shredded fish sprinkled on the top. The dish is often served with onion and pork rind.
Shan noodles: This is the typical noodles of Shan people, which is made of rice. People normally eat Shan noodles with pork or chicken meat.
Mohinga, the typical dish of Myanmar.This dish is comprised of rice noodles, fish and onion soup. You can also ask the seller to add boiled eggs, fried vegetables and fried lentils.
Myanmar curry: Visitors get to choose from numerous types of curry ranging from beef, shrimp, fish, pork to lamb curry. It would be best to have this with rice and salads.
Some other notes
Remember to bring with you plenty of cash since there are not many places accept credit cards in Myanmar, even the luxury hotels and resorts. A piece of advice for you is that you should your cash clean and should not fold it. Be careful with your gestures when visiting the temples here. You are not allowed to touch or point at a Buddha statue. Use your right hand whenever you eat or give anything. Using your left hand while doing these activities is considered to be rude because they believe that left hand is only used for personal hygiene.