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Cheap flights to Myanmar

Cheap Flights to Myanmar

Recently identified by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten countries to visit this year, Myanmar is constantly improving its tourism infrastructure and opening more of its magnificent historical sites to foreign visitors.  The people of Myanmar love welcoming foreign visitors into the country and teaching them about the unique history and culture of the nation.  Many travel experts compare Myanmar today to the rest of Southeast Asia twenty-five years ago: unfamiliar, unspoiled by mass tourism and still utterly authentic. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Myanmar

Myanmar has a typical Southeast Asian climate: the country tends to be hot and dry for most of the year, but the summer months see frequent torrential rains (especially in the late afternoon).  Ideally, the best time to visit Myanmar is between November and March, when temperatures are comfortable, humidity is tolerable, and tropical storms are infrequent.  If you are flexible with your travel dates, use Skyscanner's month search tool to find the cheapest flights to Myanmar in any thirty-day period. 

Airlines that Fly to Myanmar

Canadian travelers can enter Myanmar by air at the Yangon Airport, the Mandalay Airport, or the Naypyidaw Airport.  Each is equipped with ATMs, currency exchange offices and reliable transportation to the city center via public bus or taxi.  To reach any of these cities from Canada, travelers will need to transit through another Asian airport.  The most convenient routes from Canada to Myanmar include flying with ANA Airlines through Tokyo Narita Airport, with Cathay Pacific through Hong Kong Airport, or with Air China through Beijing.

What to See and Do in Myanmar

The most popular destinations in Myanmar include Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan.  With Skyscanner's multi-city search tool, travelers to Myanmar can save time and money by flying into one city and out from another. 

Consider starting your trip in Mandalay, where each morning hundreds of Buddhists visit the Maha Myat Muni Pagoda before sunrise to carefully wash a statue of Buddha's face.  Mandalay also has a recently reconstructed Royal Palace set amongst gardens, pavilions and ponds in a walled compound.  Bagan is home to more than 2,000 Buddhist temples, some of which date back nearly one thousand years.  Rent an electric scooter from one of the many vendors in town and spend a day or two driving from temple to temple along the region's back roads.  Some temples can be climbed at sunrise and sunset, and some can be entered as well (if the door is locked, you may find a local key-holder on the nearby grounds).  Nyaungshwe should be your home base for a visit to Inle Lake, where you can hire a boat for a day trip around the lake.  Your captain will take you to various waterfront pagodas, monasteries and artisan workshops, and may even take you to his family home for lunch.  End your visit to Myanmar with a few days in Yangon, where you can marvel at the glistening, golden Shwedagon Pagoda and relax in the city's many tea houses (remnants from the era of British Colonial rule). 

Tips and Advisories for Travel to Myanmar

A tourist visa is required for Canadian travelers to enter Myanmar.  Recently, Myanmar implemented an electronic program that allows Canadians to apply and pay for their tourist visa online, and receive the documentation via email.  Travelers holding a valid electronic visa can fly into the country through the airports in Yangon, Mandalay or Naypyidaw.   

Although most of the country is exceptionally safe, Foreign Affairs Canada does recommend avoiding travel along the borders with Thailand, China and Laos, and in parts of the country's northernmost states.  These regions occasionally see clashes between civilians, the military, and different ethnic groups.

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