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Cheap flights to Myanmar

Closed for decades to prying eyes, Myanmar’s doors have opened to intrepid travellers willing to take a peek. Explore the verdant and lush landscape of the interior made of forests, mountains and lakes, or look to its untouched coastline, devoid of overrun resorts and open for discovery. Investigate the country’s towns and cities, where you can learn about this culture in its museums, interact with locals in the market places, or find a little Zen in its beautiful temples.

Things to do in Myanmar

The two cities you must visit during your stay in Myanmar are Yangon and Mandalay. The first, Yangon, is the largest city of the country, with huge gardens, bustling markets, and a stunning Golden Pagoda. The second is Mandalay, the ancient capital of Myanmar, and filled to the brim with archeological treasures. See the lovely teak bridge, which bisects the Irrawaddy River and provides a spectacular view at sunset, and then visit the old Royal Palace and the monasteries that dot this city.

See the incredible Taung Kalat, a gold-topped monastery atop a rocky stack that you must climb almost 800 steps to summit. And make sure you spend some time in Bagan, the most sought after attraction in the nation, which has enticed even the likes of Marco Polo, to explore its some 13,000 Buddhist temples.

Then wend your way to Ngapali, whose beachfront is just as beautiful as the ones you can find along the coast of Thailand, with the exception that there will be far less tourists and geared resort developments. Lie on pristine sands, beneath the swaying palms of this coastal destination, and swim in the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal.

Best time to visit Myanmar

·         The best time to see Myanmar is during the cooler part of its dry season, in January to February. Though you’ll find that any time between October and May is fairly dry, and should average in the high 20s to the low 30s.

·         The closer you get to the wet season—the months of March and April—the more you’ll feel the temperature rise, with some days getting to a sweltering 40°C, so be sure to pack light clothing.

·         Avoid July to September. The rainy season comes with heavy rain, and the country’s roads can be closed off or impassable.

Flights to Myanmar

·         You’ll discover that the main port of entry into Myanmar is through its Yangon International Airport (RGN), and you will undoubtedly fly into this hub if you are coming from Australia.

·         No matter which city you choose to fly out of, all routes from Australia will be diverted through an Asian hub city, such as Hong Kong (HKG), Bangkok (BKK), or Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

·         Singapore Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways, MAI, Malaysia Airlines, Jetstar, Dragonair, and China Airlines usually operate flights to Myanmar.

Currency

·         Burmese Kyat (MMK).

Visa requirements

·         You will need a visa if you hold an Australian passport to travel to this country, though it should be noted that Myanmar now has an eVisa service you can access. For your own information, it is important to check details with the Foreign Affairs Travel advice portal. They have a page dedicated to Myanmar you can use as a resource when applying for your visa.

 

Please note that information is correct as of December 2016

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