Myanmar (Burma) Travel Guide
This Southeast Asian gem has only just recently opened to tourism and retains a charming air of mystery that entices travellers. A few things are far from mysterious and they're the sort of things you'll want to be aware of before you go. Here you'll find a selection of travel guide resources that include must-see destinations, what time of year is best to visit, what visas you'll need and a range of tips on topics as varied as food, shopping, money and health.
Don't visit Myanmar without checking out these top destinations from temples to lakes
- Burmese Days
by George Orwell
- The Glass Palace
by Amitav Ghosh
- From the Land of Green Ghosts
by Pascal Khoo Thwe
Facts about Myanmar (Burma)
- The Burmese are a superstitious bunch and will not cut their hair on Mondays, Fridays or their birthdays.
- The village of Taukkyan in Myanmar is home to the world's third largest World War II cemetery.
- Surprisingly, Myanmar has a thriving wine-producing industry with Sauvignon and Chardonnay just some of the popular varieties.
Myanmar Travel Advice for Canadian Travellers
The safety of our travellers is paramount and we closely monitor official travel guidance to Myanmar. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the Canadian Government Advisory before you travel.
Flying to Myanmar from Canada:
The average flight time from Canada to Myanmar is between 18 and 22 hours depending on whether you depart from the east or west coast of Canada. Several airlines fly indirect from Canada to Yangon, the main international transport hub in Myanmar, with a transit stop made en route. From Vancouver one of the quicker options is with Korean Air via Seoul. If you're departing from Toronto one of the fastest flight options is with Eva Air via Taipei. You can search on Travelocity for flight deals from Canada to Myanmar or speak to a local flight specialist.