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About Myanmar

Myanmar, formerly Burma, is a land of peace and beauty that holds many treasures for the discerning travellers and the curious explorers. Rudyard Kipling described all about Myanmar in his Letters from the East in 1898.

“This is Burma and it is unlike any land you know about.”

Rudyard Kipling, Letters from the East (1898)


Myanmar’s dramatic landscapes are endlessly diverse. Imposing mountain chains tower over fertile expanses, threading between them, the mighty Ayeyarwady River. Miles of untouched coastline promise blissful isolation to the sun worshipper, while lush rain-forest provides a home to abundant species of rare animals and birds. And across the country, the countless temples, pagodas and stupas and a secretive civilisation teems with life.

Key Facts:

  • Capital City: Naypyidaw
  • Largest City: Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Official Language: Burmese
  • Currency: Kyat (MMK)
  • Time Zone: GMT +06:30 hours
  • Flight time: Approx 13 hours from UK
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Best Time: October to February
  • Entry requirement: Valid Passport & Visa