Why should I visit Yangon?
With the country’s visa restrictions eased, more travellers can now enjoy Yangon’s luxury hospitality, rich heritage and Buddhist sites like Shwedagon Pagoda. Myanmar has a rich heritage, and a trip to the capital city, Yangon, would not be complete without a visit to the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda.
What is the main religion in Myanmar?
As much as 90% of the Burmese population practice Buddhism, making it the main religion in Myanmar. Buddhism in Burma is attached to the Theravada branch which is the oldest and more conservative branch of Buddhism, following the Buddha’s teachings, without modification.
Is Yangon safe for tourists?
Personal security. In all the areas that foreigners are allowed to visit, Myanmar is very safe in terms of personal security: incidents of crime against foreigners are extremely low and Yangon is considered to be one of Asia’s safest large cities, with no areas that need to be avoided.
What is so special about Myanmar?
Myanmar is a massive country with a relatively small population. There are miles upon miles of untouched landscapes — soaring mountains, pristine beaches and meandering waterways. Even in the big cities, like Mandalay, it is only a short distance from the busy downtown streets to the rice paddies and countryside.
Why do people go to Myanmar?
Nestled on the edge of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a beautiful, vast country full of rich tradition, delicious food and gorgeous natural sights. Visitors from all walks of life can find reasons to visit and fall in love with this wondrous ancient land.
What is the best month to visit Myanmar?
The best time to visit Myanmar is during the dry season (October-May), when the whole country is accessible and temperatures are warm, ranging from 72°F to 100°F. However, Myanmar has a lot to offer year-round and you can travel there every month except September (when it’s very wet).
Why is Burma so poor?
Due to this, Burma remains a poor country with no improvement of living standards for the majority of the population over the past decade. The main causes for continued sluggish growth are poor government planning, internal unrest, minimal foreign investment and the large trade deficit.