News from the project
About the country
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
53.5 million people
Burmese kyat (MMK)
Myanmar generally is a tropical country but temperatures are not uniformly high throughout the year.
Annual average temperature
November to May, characterized by low levels of rainfall and higher temperatures.
June to October, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.
The elegant Shwedagon Pagoda is Yangon’s most famous landmark. The massive 99 meter high gold-plated pagoda with a diamond-studded spire set on top of a small hill in downtown Yangon dominates the area and is visible from much of the city. After dark, there is a mystical atmosphere as the pagoda is lit up by spotlights.
Bagan is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. It contains more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments towering over the green plains.
The Mandalay Palace is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The palace was constructed between 1857 and 1859 as part of King Mindon’s founding of the new royal capital city of Mandalay.
Tucked between the dusty plains of Bagan and the mountains of Shan State lies Myanmar’s watery oasis of Inle Lake. Unique in weather, landscape, and culture from the rest of the former Burma, it has become a “must see” destination.
Yangon: The Strand Hotel
Bagan: Heritage Bagan Hotel
Inle Lake: Inle Resort and Spa
Places to eat
Kyaukpadaung: Aunty Moe, Thar Lon Aung Cafe
Best souvenirs from the country
Sand paintings, lacquerware, marionettes, bells and gongs, longyi
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda
Day 2: Bagan: Bagan Archaeological Zone
Day 3: Kyaukpadaung: School visit
Day 4: Mandalay: Mandalay Palace
Day 5: Inle Lake: Nyaungshwe Town
Day 6: Inle Lake: Boat tours
Day 7: Yangon: Bogyoke Aung San Museum