Myanmar is the country of countless pagodas, stupas and mysticism. Not long ago the borders of ancient Burma were opened for tourists and so a round trip with highlights like Inle Lake, Sule Pagoda and Mandalay Hill allows you to explore a very special culture and an almost undiscovered country.
Not without reason Myanmar is considered the most pristine country in Southeast Asia, convince yourself and let yourself be enchanted by a country that seems to have fallen out of a fairy tale book. Less
In Myanmar you can expect lively cities like Bagan, Mandalay or Yangon and the mystical pagodas and temples scattered all over the country. Religion is anchored in everyday life here. The ceremonies are part of everyday life and in the temples there are impressive works of art to marvel at. Visit Inle Lake and experience Myanmar, the golden land, on a balloon ride from above. Myanmar is a country that fascinates its visitors. Experience it yourself with the tips of our experts!
Myanmar is a multi-religious country without official religion. The majority, about 88%, are Buddhists. Also a belief in ghosts, the belief in the Nats is still very common. Myanmar is a very traditional country. This can also be seen in the clothing.
Mohinga is a Burmese noodle soup that is eaten for breakfast. The soup is prepared with a kind of catfish. In addition to rice noodles and fish, the soup is made with rice and chickpea flour, and for the taste ginger, lemon grass, onion, garlic and a boiled egg.
The floating villages and gardens in Inle Lake are known worldwide. At Inle Lake you can watch the local fishermen at work and get to see a daily life that is completely shaped by the lake. Floating markets, craft workshops and the Cheeroot cigar-making factories should be on the agenda.
The Bagan Archaeological Zone brings together some 2500 temples, monasteries and pagodas, most of them dating from the 10th to 14th centuries. Some are in ruins, others have been extensively restored. A visit to Bagan is like a time travel through Buddhism. Some of the temples have long since fallen into disrepair, others have been lavishly restored.
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is considered the most important Buddhist sanctuary in Myanmar. Every day believers from all over the world make a pilgrimage to the pagoda, which is covered with countless layers of gold and set with diamonds and precious stones. Less
Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate. The driest period with pleasant temperatures ranges from mid-October to February inclusive.
Burmese, Burmese is also the official language in Myanmar. English is often spoken as a commercial language. The individual peoples speak their own languages.
The currency in Myanmar is called Kyat.
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Vaccination protection against poliomyelitis (polio) should be available and complete. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and polio, in case of long-term stay or special exposure also hepatitis B, rabies, typhoid and Japanese encephalitis may be recommended.
In addition to your important documents, comfortable and waterproof hiking gear, sun protection and long, thin clothes in a suitcase should not be missing.