In recent times, Myanmar which was once closed off to other parts of the world has now become a flourishing tourist destination. The curiosity among travellers has risen alluring them to Burma, to discover its hidden gems and secrets. Here are a few things to keep in mind when on your visit to Myanmar.
When to visit
Myanmar has two seasons like most Asian countries, the wet season and the dry season. If you plan a visit in the dry season which is very hot, the benefit is that you’ll be paying less for your stay with hotels like Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon as this is off season time. The best time to arrive here is from October to February when the weather is a little cooler. Make sure to book your hotel in Yangon well in advance.
Things to do
Myanmar is a beautiful country with many beautiful places to visit and things to do. Visit gorgeous, peaceful temples, go on a river cruise on the Irrawaddy river and explore the urban cities here. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine.
The Burmese use the currency called kyat which is pronounced ‘chat’. US dollars are also widely used as an alternate currency. Foreigners are sometimes expected to pay the hotel in dollars, this is the currency used for large purchases as well.
What to pack
The weather in Myanmar is hot in general no matter what time of the year you may visit. Therefore, remember to pack light clothing. At the same time pack some conservative clothes to wear when visiting religious sights. Don’t forget to bring along plenty of memory cards so that you can snap as many pictures as you’d like.