Once isolated from the rest of the world, tourism is now encouraged in small groups allowing visitors to once again discover this beautifully preserved nation, which was described by Rudyard Kipling as 'quite unlike any land you know about'. There’s no better time than now to join a tour or luxury river cruise and see this transitioning nation for yourself. A diversity of regional influences, along with a century of imperial colonialism, has shaped Burma into a cultural destination that will capture the hearts of adventurous travellers.

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Time difference:

GMT + 6½ Hours

Capital:

Naypyidaw

Currency:

Kyat

Flying time to destination:

13 hours indirect

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When to visit

Jan 27°c
Feb 31°c
Mar 35°c
Apr 37°c
May 36°c
Jun 33°c
Jul 33°c
Aug 33°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 31°c
Nov 29°c
Dec 27°c
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Travelling through Burma offered us a glimpse at a destination unique and unspoilt by mass tourism. The people are very friendly and deeply dedicated to their Buddist beliefs. Bagan and Mandalay offered us the opportunity to see the very best temples and ancient sites - the most impressive we've seen across all of the Far East.

 

Andrew Fielding

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Far East 2015