MYANMAR

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

DID YOU KNOW?

#1

Burmese people have no hair cut days: on Mondays, Fridays and on birthdays

#2

Located 320km from Yangon lies Myanmar's new capital city: Naypyidaw (since 2006), which means "abode of the king". 

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The U Bein Bridge close to Amarapura is 1.2-kilometers long and built in 1850, the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.

QUICK FACTS

Useful information to help you decide if Myanmar is the right destination for your event!

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Recommended group size

Up to 40 pax (incentive) and 300 pax (conferences)

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Best for...

Incentives 

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Flight connections

Yangon has the main international airport with direct flights to many Southeast Asian cities including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Saigon. Emirates flies direct to Yangon via Dubai.

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Best time to visit

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Local currency

Oct - Mar are the best months to visit, which coincides with the Ballooning season in Bagan.

Maya Thingyan Water Festival (Mid-April) when a lot of businesses close, sometimes for ten days.

The kyat is the local currency. Major hotels, restaurants and shops in cities may accept payment by credit or debit card, but make sure you have cash as a back-up. US Dollars, (in mint condition printed after 2006 and not with serial number CB) are the most widely accepted foreign currency for exchange. Larger denominations often bring a better rate.

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Explore

Myanmar possesses 2,823 km of largely untouched coastline, and is home to a myriad of cultural and historical attractions. The country stretches from the foothills of the Himalayas to just north of Phuket, Thailand.

 

Yangon is the main hub through which most people arrive and depart, and definitely worth to explore on its own account. The 3 main sites that are added to the itinerary are Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay, which are connected by domestic air service. An overnight Irrawaddy river cruise between Mandalay and Bagan is also popular.  Depending on time available there are wonderful other stops to add including the fabled “Hill Stations”, Pindaya Caves, Mt Popa and of course the wonderful beaches in Ngapali and Mergui!

UNLOCK MYANMAR'S SECRETS

Temple Dhammayangyi Bagan
Pagoda Thanboddhay, Monywa
Kuthodaw Pagoda Mandalay
Pagoda Dhammayazika Bagan
Su Taung Pyi Pagoda, Myitkyina
Ananda Temple Bagan
Ricefields in Hpa-An
Ngapali Beach
Inle Lake Fishermen
Hsinbyume pagoda, Min Kun
Bagan
Bagan Skyline