It’s been a hard few months for Myanmar. Now that lockdowns are lifted and domestic travel is back on, easy overnights and day trips from Yangon offer a much-needed break.
Charter flights will begin carrying Buddhist pilgrims directly to Lumbini, Nepal in two months; scheduled flights are expected to follow.
Mandalay in central Myanmar and Imphal in northeastern India is due to be connected by a bus service from April after 17 years of planning.
Myanmar’s tourism authority has announced that foreign travelers no longer need to apply for special permits to visit two remote areas in Kayah State.
Taunggyi, Loikaw and Dawei will receive the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard award to recognize their efforts to create a pristine environment.
Event aims to promote attractions and facilities that will encourage travelers visiting Myanmar to spend more time in the commercial capital.
Upon approval, visitors from Australia, Spain, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Germany will be allowed to apply for a 30-day tourist visa in the country at a cost of $50.
From innovative tourist ideas to interactive memorials for the country’s pro-democracy and independence struggles, South Korea shows Myanmar the way as a travel destination.
In this wide-reaching guide to destinations in Myanmar, we offer a tantalizing taste of the country’s best-loved, emerging and secluded spots to add to your must-visit list.
Success of country’s pop culture, along with direct flights and increased visa issuance contribute to growth