As a country that has only recently opened its doors to the outside world after a tumultuous period of isolation, Myanmar can transport you back to a long-forgotten Southeast Asia. Much of the country is untouched by development and tourists are relatively few and far between.
Myanmar’s fraught history ‒ one marred by colonialism, civil war and internal ethnic conflict ‒ makes for an eye-opening journey of discovery through this secluded country. You’ll soon find yourself questioning and re-evaluating what you thought you knew about the world.
A fledgling democracy that still faces many internal dilemmas, Myanmar’s doesn’t quite have the infrastructure that you typically find in other countries. It certainly isn’t the easiest place to navigate, but we think this makes for an unforgettable adventure.
Travel guides are a must, and preferably, guides curated by travellers who have experienced Myanmar and can offer tips and helpful hacks.
To get to grips with Myanmar before your visit, be sure to read our ‘Ultimate Survival Guide’ ‒ it includes everything you need to know about travelling the country, such as when to visit, what to pack, how to get around, budget advice, culture and unmissable highlights including the Shwedagon Pagoda.
For an in-depth guide to planning your Myanmar travel itinerary, check out our conclusive Itinerary Planner. Whether you’re planning a week-long trip or to max out your 28-day visa, we’ve got you covered with our comprehensive list of essential and optional destinations including a breakdown of how to get there, where to stay and what to see.