Closed off for decades, Myanmar remains untainted by the globalisation seen elsewhere in Asia. Travelling in Myanmar is like travelling back in time. Hoof and muscle are used in place of machines, and western fashion sensibilities haven't set root. For those looking for a 'pure' travel destination, Myanmar is it.
Southeast Asia's largest and western-most nation, Myanmar is at the crossroads between East Asia and South Asia, sharing borders with both Bangladesh and India. The result is an intoxicating blend of cultural influences. Combined with a traditional ways of life that prevails due to decades of isolation following British colonial rule, Myanmar's geography contributes to a sense of 'otherworldliness' not found elsewhere in Asia.
From exploring the Big Four and sailing the Mergui Archipelago to pilgrimage trails up the majestic Mt. Popa, a trip to Myanmar is anything but ordinary.
Whether in search of colonial splendour, boutique escapes, tropical villas or traditional stays with sunrise temple views, Myanmar's top accommodation choices can be found in our list of preferred hotels.
Myanmar has three distinct seasons: cold-dry season (November-February), hot-dry season (March-April), and wet season (May-October). Due to crowds in the cold-dry season, rainy season may be the ideal time to visit!
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