Myanmar is recognized as one of the countries in the world where there are many festivals and events throughout the year. Each festival has its own meaning, tradition and characteristics. The cerebration respecting the deep spiritual meaning is the fundamental aspect which commonly reflected on each festival. Each festival also said to be implying the natura...
Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also called Burma until the year of 1989, is located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia. This spectacular country has so much to offer to the foreign tourists, visitors and to the world. Because of its location, Myanmar has been impacted with the strong influences from Chinese and Indian civilizations. 90% of&...
“Cool” Season is October-February with the temperature of typically 25-30C. This is the most favorite time to visit Myanmar. “Hot” season is March-May with average temperatures of 30-35C. And “Wet” season is June-September with average temperatures of 25-30C.
The tropical monsoon is usually cloudy, rainy with humidity; however in the winter, the tropical monsoon creates scant rainfall, mild temperatures with less humidity.
63,670,000 (as of 2013)
Myanmar has widely known as the country of Buddhism and its culture has strongly influenced by it. However it has said that the religion called “Nat” has existed even earlier than Buddhism. There are other religions such as Christian, Muslims and Hindus peacefully co-existed in Myanmar with approximately 135 different tribes. This is believed to be one of the reasons for the country’s continued diversity with exclusive traits and spiritual culture.
There are many festivals all year around. During April 13-16 every year, the most famous festival called “Thingyan Water Festibal” is held and enjoyed by many local people and tourists.
The entertainment such as “Pwe” (show and performance) including popular street- level culture, slapstick comedy, dance, ensemble singing or giant puppets are greatly enjoyed and treasured by many. Especially “Marionettes” (Puppets of Myanmar) is world famous implying the inner expressions of people of Myanmar.
January 4th, Independence Day
February 12th, Union Day
March 2nd, Peasants Day
March 27th, Armed Forces Day
May 1st, Labour Day
July 19th, Martyrs' Day
December 25th, Christmas Day
There is a currency exchange at banks, Yangon Airport and hotels especially for exchanging from US dollars to kyat that is the national currency of Myanmar. Currently there are hardly any ATMs in Myanmar. Some places are very strict with the condition of the bills and the bin must be in excellent condition without any marks and damage in order to be exchanged.
Kyat (K) (MMK)
Electricity is 230 V/50 Hz, for appliances from Japan or made in Japan are required to have a transformer and the special plug compatible. The specialized plug is B, B3, C Types. Please bring your own hair dryer if you are not sure as not all the hotels provide a hair dryer.
CITY IN MYANMAR
Welcome to Yangon, the most iconic destination of Myanmar with gracious and respectable history, amazing sights and beautiful local people. Yangon offers mixed culture of old tradi...
Since its establishment in 1857, Mandalay is referred to as the second largest city in Myanmar next to Yangon. Mandalay lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River where is the ...
Nay Pyi Taw, means Royal Capital in English, has been the administrative capital of Myanmar since 2005. The history of Myanmar indicated that the movement of Dynasty had a tendency...
Bagan is one of preeminent ancient religious cities in Southeast Asia, located in Mandalay region of Myanmar. It used be called Pagan. Similar to Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan is notab...