Burma

Burma is a breathtaking country—golden temples, snow-capped mountains, emerald green rice fields, white sand beaches and, in Rangoon, the largest city, incredible architecture frozen in time. After decades of isolation under a repressive regime, a democratically elected government is now steering the nation and progression seems promising.

GREAT FOR

Temples, Beaches, Culture

WHEN TO GO

The best time to visit is from November to February. March to May is extremely hot throughout the country. Rains come in June and last until September, which offers cool respites.

The World's Most Beautiful Destinations - Bagan, Myanmar

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The Ultimate Family Endurance Test: Climb Mount Popa with the Kids

A bad-luck streak in Burma becomes a lesson in family solidarity.

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A heritage row in the former Burmese capital gives us food envy

Take a stroll down Rangoon’s Pansodan Road to these spots that have made Pansodan the city’s celebrated culinary hub.

Wyndham Grand Yangon

This luxury outpost in the heart of Burma’s commercial capital has all the trimmings. Oversized rooms have Wi-Fi, large desk space and a Bluetooth-supported speaker telephone, on top of comforts like coffeemakers and marble bathrooms.

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On the Maritime Frontier of Off-the-Grid Burma

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Channel your inner Buddha on a Belmond cruise through Burma.

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Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon

Built in 1920, Belmond Governor’s Residence emanates style and history in a delightful setting. It is a beautiful, imposing Burmese two-story mansion built as the official home of one of the governor’s from the southern states of the country.

The Strand Yangon

Originally built in 1901, The Strand Hotel stands for all that were wondrous and opulent in a bygone era. Restored to its former glory, the Victorian-styled Strand combines the charms of the 1920s and 1930s with modern-day amenities.