Myanmar

A land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the foremost ancient architecture in Southeast Asia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. The country has only been truly open to the modern world since 2011, when its military junta began a transition towards civilian-led government. With vast natural resources and proximity to nearly 2.5 billion neighbors in China and India, Burma is poised to play a major role in 21st-century Asia.

Today, the land that seduced scribes like Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham is as beguiling as ever. Since its diplomatic relations with the U.S., Europe, and other global powers were restored, Myanmar has begun attracting ever-increasing numbers of tourists, and has seen the rise of burgeoning tourism industry. Visitors usually head to the traditional must-sees like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, but more adventurous travelers can find off-the-beaten-path destinations like the medieval ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendor of Putao, and much more. Remote Lands has created custom trips in Burma since our inception, and our depth and breadth of knowledge gives us a superior position to navigate the country’s continuing change.

Myanmar Regions

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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Weather in Myanmar

The best time to visit Myanmar is between November and February, when the heat is less stifling and the remote regions are accessible.

  • The weather in Myanmar is divided into cool, hot, and rainy seasons. At all times, temperatures will be lower in the highlands, especially in the evening and during the cool season.
  • The cool season runs from November to February, and temperatures in Yangon will range from 70° to 85°F (21° to 29°C) with fairly high humidity. This is the time of least rainfall.
  • From March through May, temperatures rise, and it is hot and dry with temperatures reaching over 100°F (37°C) at times.
  • The monsoon period lasts from June through September, with regular heavy rain and temperatures between 80° to 90°F, although there may be occasional dry spells.

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