Visit Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar, formerly Burma, is a final frontiers for many travelers. Previously closed to the west, this former British colony became a political hotspot. Today, Myanmar is hotspot for travel and tourism. Located directly east of Thailand, the country is easily reached by a variety of airlines. However, once on the ground, travel within Myanmar may pose challenges. Many say visiting this beautiful country is akin to traveling back in time because of the developing infrastructure combined with language barriers. As the country is not commercialized, travelers have the unique opportunity to experience Myanmar's culture, traditions, and heritage.
Myanmar (Burma) Travel Essentials and Tips
The iTravel Channel TV team recently explored Myanmar (Burma) in-depth. Though a new series of travel videos, we share our knowledge about what to see and do, including some spectacular festivals you'll want to attend. Our experts have the scoop on Myanmar (Burma) travel essentials along with tips and advice to provide a smooth and exciting journey. This is one destination where it's important to know before you go. Learn about hotels/lodging, food/restaurants, festivals, nightlife, and points of interest.
Most travelers will fly into Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, serving as an entry point and gateway for most tourists. A valid passport and visa is required for most visitors -- the good news is obtaining a visa is easier than ever with the new eVisa, or Electronic Visa Program. Citizens from most nations may apply and obtain a Myanmar Tourist Visa online.
Travel Hotspots in Myanmar
Plan your Myanmar travel itinerary around the must-see destinations, which include Mandalay, Inle Lake, Bagan, and Yangon. Don't miss out on other highlights including The Golden Rock Pagoda or Myanmar's world-class Ngapali Beach. 2017 is the year to visit for the full experience.