Burma

Myanmar (Burma) with Nay Pyi Taw capital is a new and emerging tourist destination in South East Asia. Known to most travelers as the Golden land, Myanmar is rich in cultures and natural attractions.

There are numerous pagodas, temples, beauty spots, archaeological sites, snow-peaked mountains, deep forests with abundant flora and fauna, rivers and natural lakes, unspoilt beaches and archipelagos, 135 national races with their colourful costumes and customs, traditional arts and crafts all make up Myanmar the most exotic and fascinating destination in Asia. Visitors will find Myanmar a beautiful and peaceful place with the most hospitable people in the world.

Location

Myanmar is situated in Southeast Asia and is bordered on the north and northeast by China, on the east and southeast by Laos and Thailand, on the south by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal and on the west by Bangladesh and India. It is located between latitudes 09º 32′ N and 28º 31′ N and longitudes 92º 10′ E and 101º 11′ E.

Geography

The country covers an area of 677,000 square kilometres (261,228 square miles) ranging 936 kilometres (581 miles) from east to west and 2,051 kilometres (1,275 miles) from north to south, It is a land of hills and valleys and is rimmed in the north, east and west by mountain ranges forming a giant horseshoe. Enclosed within the mountain barriers are the flat lands of Ayeyarwaddy, Chindwin and Sittaung River valleys where most of the country’s agricultural land and population are concentrated.

Climate

As a whole, the location and topography of the country generated a diversity of climate conditions. Seasonal changes in the monsoon wind directions create summer, rainy and winter seasons. Extremes of temperature are rare. The directions of winds and depression bring rain, and although it is always heavy in the coastal areas during monsoon season, it seldom creates hardships. The Government is giving priority to the forest conservation and greening of nine arid districts in central Myanmar.

Flora and Fauna

Myanmar is endowed with a rich diversity of habitat types arising largely from its unusual ecological diversity. It is home to nearly 300 known mammal species, 300 reptiles and about 100 birds species, and a haven for about 7,000 species of plant life. Since Myanmar considers such a rich pool of bio diversity as an important national asset, the Government has drawn up strict regulations to protect its biological resources.

Capital and cities to visit

Nay Pyi Taw with The City Hall, and Myanmar International Convention Centre
Yangon
Mandalay
Bagan

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Taste of Burma 6 days
  • An interesting trip on Inle Lake with charming views
  • A cultural tour in Bagan with Shwezigon Pagoda, the famous Ananda Temple and Minnathu Village
  • Enjoyable experience in the colonial charm of Yangon with the British-colonial architecture and the Indian Quarter

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Burma Highlights 10 days
  • Discovery of Bagan with a sunset view of Bagan from atop a beautiful terraced pagoda
  • Two day visit of Jade Market, the Royal Palace, hwe Nandaw Kyuang, and Sagaing Hill
  • Cruise trip on Inle Lake to discover the fascinating floating gardens, morning market and local village
  • A walking tour of Yangon with the majestic British-colonial architecture, the Sule Pagoda, the Indian Quarter, and Chinatown

Price from $2955
Burma Revealed Tour 15 days
  • Enjoy a day at an elephant camp with forest, river and small waterfall
  • Explore Shwezigon Pagoda, the Ananda Temple and enjoy beautiful sunset in Bagan
  • Discover local markets, hilltribe regions, fishing villages and floating gardens on Inle Lake
  • Visit Mandalay with highlight sites such as Royal Palace, Shwe Nandaw Kyuang, U Bein Bridge, etc

Price from $4720