A journey into Burma (Myanmar) is a journey into the Asia of days gone by. Visitors to Burma find that their ventures off the well-trodden tourist trail are rewarded with a wonderful, often touching travel experience rich in old-world atmosphere, natural beauty, culture and memorable encounters with its engaging people.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Burma. However there are several good choices for connecting flights. Thai Airways offer flights to Yangon via Bangkok, with Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Airlines via Singapore.
A Guide to Burma
Burma is a country of great beauty and diversity, dominated by lush mountain slopes covered with alpine forests in the far north and steamy jungles in the south; broad plains in central regions like Bagan; the famous Irrawaddy River and over 1199 miles of coastline boasting some of Asia’s most stunning beaches. Your travels in the country will take in some of the gorgeous river and mountain scenery in the country, the extraordinary temple studded plains of Bagan, the tranquil villages around lovely Inle Lake as well as the famous cities of Mandalay and Yangon. While these are the country’s biggest cities, they are relaxed, at times sleepy – a far cry from the huge size and frenetic pace of other cities in Asia.
When to go
Most of Burma lies within the Tropic Zone. It has a monsoon climate with three main seasons. The hottest period is between February and May, with little or no rain and temperatures between 30°C and 35°C. The rainy season exists from May to October when the country receives most of its yearly rainfall and temperatures ranging from 25°C to 30°C. You can expect dry, cooler weather from October to February with temperatures at 20°C – 25°C but as cold as 5°C in higher altitudes or at Inle Lake.
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