Myanmar offers a host of treasures to captivate travellers; from gleaming golden pagodas and bustling local markets to serene riverside landscapes. The most recognisable sight in Myanmar is the 2,200 or more temples spread out over Bagan’s plains reaching as far as the eye can see. Inle Lake is also a destination not to be missed, with its traditional stilted over-water houses and floating gardens, its leg-rowing fisherman and vibrant weekly markets.

Enjoy visiting glorious former royal capitals, charming rural scenes, magical river cruises along the Irrawaddy or Chindwin rivers and if you want a little time to unwind, head to Myanmar’s beautiful beaches on the west coast.

When to Visit

The best time to visit Myanmar is in the dry season from November to February when the temperature isn’t too extreme. From March to May, temperatures can reach in excess of 40 degrees, particularly in the central plains around Bagan and Mandalay. In the peak of the wet season, May to September, some regions become inaccessible such as Ngapali due to heavy rainfall.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Bagan / Mandalay & Yangon.

Graph showing average high and low temperature by month for Bagan & Mandalay, Myanmar
Graph showing average rainfall and days with rain by month for Bagan & Mandalay, Myanmar
Graph showing average high and low temperature by month for Yangon, Myanmar
Graph showing average rainfall and days with rain by month for Yangon, Myanmar