Myanmar is one of the best places in Southeast Asia.
This country is known for its gilded Buddhist pagodas, ancient cities, natural landscapes, and remarkably intact traditional ways.
If you’re already flirting with the idea of going on off-the-beaten-track adventures in Myanmar, go there now before tourism in the country grows too mainstream.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Myanmar.
Golden Rock PagodaGolden Rock Pagoda in Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar
Apprentice Monks at Hsipaw Morning MarketApprentice Monks at the Morning Market, Hsipaw, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Shwedagon Paya (pagoda)Shwedagon Paya (pagoda) in Central Yangon, Myanmar
Kaung Mu Taw PagodaKaung Mu Taw Pagoda in Sagaing, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Mandalay to Mingun FerryMandalay to Mingun Ferry, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Gokteik Gorge Train BridgeGokteik Gorge Bridge on the Mandalay to Hsipaw train in Myanmar
Bagan Buddhist templesOverlooking view of Buddhist temples in Bagan, Myanmar
Yangon City Hall and Sule PagodaYangon City Hall and Sule Pagoda in Central Yangon, Myanmar
Ubein BridgeLocal rowing a boat beside Ubein Bridge in Amarapura, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Maha Aungmye Bonzan MonasteryMaha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, Innwa, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Mandalay Golden BuddhaGolden Buddha in Maha Myat Muni Paya (pagoda), Mandalay, Myanmar
Mandalay Royal Palace and Mandalay HillMandalay Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill in Myanmar
Mount Popa TempleMount Popa Temple in Bagan, Myanmar
Karaweik Royal PalaceKaraweik Royal Palace at Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon, Burma
Minister's BuildingMinister's Building in Yangon, Myanmar
Yangon International AirportYangon International Airport in Mingaladon, Yangon, Myanmar
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How to go to Myanmar?
Yangon is the primary flight hub in Myanmar though Mandalay is also a viable option, especially if you’re planning to visit the ancient temples in North Central Myanmar.
Consider a trip long enough to fly in Yangon, enjoy a stop over at Bagan, and fly out from Mandalay (or vice-versa).
From the Philippines
The best way to get to Myanmar is taking a transit flight via Bangkok, Singapore, or Kuala Lumpur since flights to the country are quite limited. You can fly on AirAsia the whole way or separate airlines on each leg.
How to book Myanmar promo fares?
Check Myanmar promo alerts several weeks or months ahead of your trip if you are planning your trip early. The cheapest promos are sold up to a year in advance of the travel/flight departure date & are often only available if you book directly with the airline.
Where should I book a hotel/hostel?
Go to Agoda, Booking.com & Tripadvisor to check room rates & discounts. Book as soon as you have finalized your travel dates because hotel/hostel prices rarely go down the closer you are on your trip. Make sure to filter your search based on your budget and sort the results by guest review rating.
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