Myanmar has only recently opened up to tourists, and there are numerous places to explore that are off the beaten track. Use Travelhappy’s Myanmar Map to find the key attractions across the country.
Travelling In Burma – Why You Should Visit As Soon As You Can
As Myanmar opens up to the rest of the world, Bob James explains why now is the time to go before mass tourism fully takes hold of this fascinating and diverse country
- How Much Money Do I Need For Myanmar
Although Myanmar is one of Southeast Asia’s least developed countries, the cost of visiting is surprisingly high due to limited supply of accommodation and increasing levels of tourism. Here’s a rundown of how much money to budget for a Myanmar trip
- Myanmar Tourist Visa On Arrival – Buy Online
From September 1st 2014, you can get a Myanmar tourist visa on arrival by applying online through the official government visa website
- Myanmar Visa In Bangkok: How To Get It
Applying for a Myanmar visa in Bangkok is surprisingly straightforward if you know where to go. Here’s some tips on making it easy on yourself.
- Things To Do In Yangon
The former capital of Myanmar, Yangon (previously Rangoon) is steeped in history and culture. It’s a fantastic city for wandering and exploring – here’s our top picks of what to see when you’re there.
- Bagan’s Essential Temples
The ancient Burmese city of Bagan has literally thousands of ancient temples scattered across a vast plain – here are five of my favourites
- Inle Lake: Things To See And Do
Inle Lake is a huge area, and the fact you need to get a boat pretty much everywhere means some planning will make for a much better experience.
- Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar – The Jawdropping Railway Bridge Between Two Mountains
One of Burma’s most stunning man-made marvels built by the colonial British, Gokteik Viaduct is a spectacular railway bridge over 100 metres above the ground and nearly 700 metres long.
- Hsipaw – Trekking In Myanmar’s Shan State
A self-sufficient village deep in Myanmar’s Shan State, Hsipaw offers a taste of real Burmese village life and some beautiful trekking routes in the surrounding countryside, as Bob James explains
- Things To Do In Mandalay
The lowdown on things to do in Mandalay, Myanmar’s famous northern city which is the gateway to the surrounding countryside
- Amarapura, Sagaing and Inwa – A Day Trip To Burma’s Ancient Capitals
Beyond Mandalay’s modern city hubbub lie three of Myanmar’s ancient capitals – Amarapura, Sagaing and Inwa – which can be visited in a day and includes the must-see U Bein Bridge. Bob James goes exploring.
- A Burma River Cruise From Bagan To Mandalay
Explore the many facets of Burma’s Irrawaddy river in style from the Orient Express’ Road To Mandalay cruiseship, starting at the spectacular ancient temples of Bagan and heading to historic Mandalay.
- Mount Popa, Myanmar: Temple In The Sky
It’s like something out of Harry Potter: a gold spired monastery clinging to the top of Mount Popa, a craggy finger of rock towering 700 metres above the surrounding Myingyan Plain.
- Mrauk U – The Lost Temples
This is the next place I’d really like to go in Myanmar – the ruins of the ancient Rakhaing capital of Mrauk U. This link goes to a great piece by Robert Reid explaining why he loves it so much
- Ngapali, Chaung Tha and Ngwe Saung Beaches
These three beaches are rapidly becoming popular with tourists, especially Ngapali due to its convenient proximity to an airport. They are still rustic and have the Robinson Crusoe vibe, but it won’t be long before development takes hold
- Mergui Archipelago – Scuba Diving Asia’s Last Frontier
The islands of the Mergui Archipelago are largely unexplored and a haven for marine life amongst the wild, empty limestone crags. Going on liveaboard diving trip in Myanmar is one of the great dive adventures
There’s not much of interest for tourists in Myanmar’s newly established capital city (Yangon previously being the capital) except the weirdness of being in a city which was completely built from nothing between 2002 to 2005