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.


Best Places to Visit

Don't visit Myanmar without checking out these top destinations from temples to lakes

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Best Time to Visit

Time your trip to Myanmar for the best weather with this overview of the seasons


Top Travel Tips

Want to know whether you should tip at restaurants? Or where you can find ATMs?


Tourist Visas

Check visa requirements before you travel and what you need to know to obtain one


Multi-country Tours

Combine Myanmar with other Southeast Asian countries including Thailand

Monks walking with parasols in Myanmar - Southeast Asia - On The Go Tours

Traveller Reviews

Still need persuading? See what our customers think about our Myanmar tours

Get to know Myanmar (Burma)

Recommended Reading

  • Burmese Days
    by George Orwell
  • The Glass Palace
    by Amitav Ghosh
  • From the Land of Green Ghosts
    by Pascal Khoo Thwe
Did you know...?

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 New Zealand Travellers

The safety of our travellers is paramount and we closely monitor travel advisories to Myanmar. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from Safe Travel New Zealand before you travel.

Flying to Myanmar from New Zealand:

The average flight time between New Zealand and Myanmar is around 16 hours with at least one transit stop en route. The principal international gateway to Myanmar is the city of Yangon and several airlines fly the route via Asia. One of the quickest options from Auckland is Singapore Airlines via Singapore with Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur another good option. Air Asia are usually one of the cheaper options but require two stops, one in Australia and another in Kuala Lumpur. You can search on Expedia for flight deals from New Zealand to Myanmar.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Myanmar Tourist Organisation site and the latest Myanmar Weather Updates from the BBC.