Why do people go to Myanmar?

Nestled on the edge of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a beautiful, vast country full of rich tradition, delicious food and gorgeous natural sights. Visitors from all walks of life can find reasons to visit and fall in love with this wondrous ancient land.

What is so special about Myanmar?

Myanmar is a massive country with a relatively small population. There are miles upon miles of untouched landscapes — soaring mountains, pristine beaches and meandering waterways. Even in the big cities, like Mandalay, it is only a short distance from the busy downtown streets to the rice paddies and countryside.

Is Myanmar a safe country to visit?

In general, most of Myanmar is considered perfectly safe. And while certain parts of the country are still experiencing political turmoil, there have been no reports of tourist-related violence in and around the main attractions (which are a considerable distance away from the regions currently experiencing conflict).

Why do tourists visit Myanmar?

Nestled on the edge of Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a beautiful, vast country full of rich tradition, delicious food and gorgeous natural sights. Visitors from all walks of life can find reasons to visit and fall in love with this wondrous ancient land.

Is Myanmar a beautiful country?

Myanmar is a beautiful country, and one with such a unique culture; I really do recommend visiting, but only if you travel with an educated mind.” So, if you’re ready to get educated and start planning your trip to one of the most intriguing countries in Southeast Asia, read on…

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Is Burma dangerous for tourists?

For the vast majority of visitors, travel in Myanmar is safe and should pose no serious problems. Some areas of the country remain off limits due to ongoing civil war and/or landmines. In off-the-beaten-track places, where authorities are less used to seeing foreigners, local officials may ask you what you are up to.

Is water in Myanmar safe to drink?

Tap water isn’t safe to drink in Myanmar; bottled water is available throughout the country for around K300. In many restaurants, free green tea (ye-nwè-gyàn) is left in jugs on tables and is safe to drink.

Are there poisonous snakes in Myanmar?

There are two families of dangerously venomous snakes in Myanmar namely the Elapidae (cobras, kraits and coral snakes) and Viperadae (true vipers, pit vipers, Azemiops). The Government of Myanmar reported 18.3 cases of poisonous snakebites and 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people in 2012, its most recent report.

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