Our travelogues from Myanmar

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Myanmar just blew us away! For a long time the country was isolated and opened to tourism only in recent years.

Nowhere else have we experienced such friendly and open people and such an interesting culture.

The whole country is full of temples and pagodas. If you were not there, you can not imagine that.

Traveling in the country is in most parts not so difficult. Everything that you need to know about your trip to Myanmar has been written down in our travelogues.

Packed with all the information about Myanmar, there are no more questions left and your journey to the land of pagodas can begin.

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Our blog articles about Myanmar

  1. Myanmar Tips: The best info for your trip to Myanmar

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  2. Myanmar Money and travel costs: That's how much a trip to Myanmar costs

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  3. Mandalay: Tips and Attractions in Mandalay and Surroundings

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  4. Bagan Tips: The perfect guide to the city of temples!

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  5. Balloon ride over Bagan: review, comparison tips

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  6. Yangon: The secret capital of Myanmar! Our tips and sights!

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  7. Myanmar Hoteltipps: All accommodations of our trip at a glance

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  8. Mrauk U: A sunken kingdom off the beaten track

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  9. The tattooed women of the Chin: A trip beyond morality

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  10. Mawlamyaing: Colonial charm on the banks of the Thanlwin River

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  11. Travel Guide Myanmar Travel Literature: The Best Books About Myanmar

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  12. Boat trip from Bagan to Mandalay: Our experiences aboard Pandaw Cruises

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  13. The Golden Rock: A fast-paced ride to an extraordinary place

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  14. Bago: sights and tips for an underrated destination

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  15. Hpa-an: Impressive landscapes and caves. Our tips and sights!

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  16. The best travel time for Myanmar

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Helpful tips for your trip to Myanmar - From us, for you!

Travel information for Myanmar at a glance

Myanmar, also known as Burma or Burma, is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the west by India and Bangladesh, to the north by China and to the east by Laos and Thailand .

On the south side of the country extends the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

Myanmar, at 676,578 square kilometers, is almost twice as big as Germany.

Myanmar is home to about 52 million people.

Myanmar's capital is Naypyidaw (also written by Nay Pyi Taw). The city exists since the year 2002 and has been the capital since 2005.

Naypyidaw is a planned city that was merely set up to relocate the affairs of affairs of the former capital Yangon (also known as Yangon) away. There are currently just over 1 million people in Naypyidaw.

Myanmar's largest city is Yangon, home to over 5 million people, and over 7 million in the conurbation.

Myanmar is located in Myanmar Time (MMT). The time change to Germany is +5: 30 hours. There is no change to summer time.

At the moment there are no direct flights from Germany to Myanmar. There are 3 international airports in the country, with almost all visitors arriving in Yangon.

From Germany it takes about 13 to 16 hours by plane and a stopover.

Alternatively, you can combine your arrival with a stay in Kuala Lumpur , Bangkok or Singapore , from where you can take a break. B. with AirAsia cheap to Myanmar.

The best and most popular travel time for Myanmar is between November and February. At this time, it is less humid and hot, and it also rains a lot less.

But if you want to avoid the high season, so the preseason offers, from mid-September. It may still rain for a few days, but you will get cheaper accommodation and it is not so crowded.

In Myanmar you pay with Myanmar Kyat (MMK). One euro equals 1,600 kyat.

To enter Myanmar, you need a valid passport that is valid for six months after your trip.

With this passport you have to apply for a visa for Myanmar before starting your journey - this is meanwhile also online. The Myanmar eVisa costs $ 50.

Alternatively, there is also the normal Myanmar tourist visa, which you can apply for at the Embassy in Berlin for 25 euros. A Myanmar visa is valid for 90 days, so you have to enter within the three months.