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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MYANMAR?

To discover authentic Asia there is only one place to visit: Myanmar, the former Burma, the Golden Land told by Tiziano Terzani, George Orwell and Rudyard Kipling.

An extraordinary land, populated by more than one hundred ethnic groups, dotted with golden pagodas and where life flows slowly.

A country unique in the world where the pleasures are as simple as admiring the sunrise from a temple on the Bagan plain.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN MYANMAR

Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar

The sea of ​​the islands of Myanmar

INFORMATION AND AVERAGE COSTS OF A TRIP

Accomodation – Myanmar has been open to tourism for some years and hotel facilities are adapting to the needs of foreign tourists. By spending very little you can also stay in five-star hotels equipped with all comforts.

Food – The presence in the country of one hundred different ethnic groups is noticeable at the table where different cultures come together in dishes with genuine flavors. Main ingredients are rice, vegetables, fish and meat. Especially fish is eaten in different ways, dried, cooked, eaten fresh or transformed into sauce in seaside resorts, while inland the dishes are meat-based.

Flying to Myanmar – Yangon airport is the country’s main airport and, from Europe, can be reached via Dubai, Doha, Singapore or Bangkok. Internal Transport: The connections between the main tourist resorts of the country such as Yangon, Mandalay, Heho for Inle lake, Nyaung U for Bagan and Thandwe for Ngapali Beach are daily. Many of the nation’s scheduled flights use only the internal airport codes listed below, so to always reach your destination, always check the airport code.

Bus – There are various types of road transport in Myanmar: there are luxury air-conditioned buses, others less luxurious but equally comfortable, local buses and 32-seater minibuses. The management of the service is almost always private and the luxury buses travel at night with departures from 16 to 22.

Trains – The most popular route for foreign tourists is the one from Yangon to Mandalay via Bago. Each train has two classes: the upper class and the ordinary class. The difference is that the first class has reclining seats, while in the ordinary they are rigid. Since the rail network is expanding, train travel is recommended for travelers with a lot of time at their disposal as locomotives are slow.

Suggested daily budget – around 5 to 40 USD

MONEY SAVING TIPS

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Plan your trips if you don't have many days available, choose carefully the places and attractions you want to visit, entrusting yourself to Italian and local tourist agencies, especially for booking internal flights.
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Bagan and the rental of scooters the plain of Bagan is immense and to visit the temples you need to rent electric scooters, carefully look for the shop where you can take them and always check the battery charge and the condition of the vehicle before proceeding with the agreement of the rental price.
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Help the local population you can do it by buying rice to donate it to the monks in the morning when they do the begging, or buy artistic handicrafts produced by the local population.
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