Myanmar: Asia’s Great Frontier
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is one of Asia’s newest and most exciting destinations. Since opening its doors to tourism, the world has slowly been discovering the natural and cultural marvels this classic destination has to offer. From ancient history and deserted beaches to colonial cities and a melting pot of culture, Myanmar holds in large numbers what attracts many people to Asia in the first place. As with many destinations, knowing the weather is a key element to booking the right holiday. As such, we have compiled the following Myanmar weather chart to better serve your trip planning.
Myanmar: The Highlights
For most travellers heading to Myanmar for the first time, the main point of entry will be Yangon. Formerly known as Rangoon, this colonial city once acted as the country’s bustling capital with a grand melting pot of cultures peacefully blending together. While there are other points of entry that are possible for Myanmar (for example, entering via Thailand in the border towns of Tachileik/Masai), Yangon is by far the easiest.
It is advised to save at least a couple days for exploring Yangon before heading onto other parts of the country. The city has a range of unique and alluring attractions to offer that provide excellent insight into this unique destination. From Yangon, most visitors with limited time will be heading to either Bagan or Nyaung Shwe, where the iconic Inle Lake is located. From either of these destinations, the next stop may be Mandalay, the classic northern city, or the hill stations of Maymyo and Hsipaw. For those seeking a bit of R&R along the beaches, a trip to Ngapali will prove to be the ideal getaway.
For those with the luxury of time, a number of other destinations are well worth a visit. From trekking experiences in Kalaw and the landmark Golden Rock of Kyaiktiyo to the far western city of Sittwe and Mrauk-U town, there are endless choices!