Myanmar is located in the western part of the Indo-China Peninsula. Its history can be traced back to 5000 years ago. During this period, it experienced four feudal dynasties of Bagan, Bago, Toungoo, and Gongbang. In modern times, it became a British colony. After World War II, it became independent and entered the military government. During this period, various forces continued to compete. It was only in 2010 that the Federal Republic was established. Myanmar is known as the "country of a thousand Buddhas". The whole people believe in Theravada Buddhism. The biggest wish of the locals is to build their own pagoda. Therefore, there are various pagodas all over Myanmar, and the core attractions of the trip to Myanmar are also various Different styles and exquisite pagodas.
Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate with an average annual temperature of 27°C. The year can be divided into three seasons: cool, dry, and rainy. The cool season is the most suitable for tourism, that is, from October to February of the following year. At this time, the weather is sunny and sunny, which is also the peak season for tourism. From mid-February, the weather is getting hotter and hotter and the dry season begins. The temperature is the highest from March to May, and the monthly average temperature is above 30℃, even reaching 40℃. The rainy season begins every June, and there are often pouring rains in July and August until the rainy season ends in mid-October.
When visiting the pagoda, you need to pay attention to dress. The upper body should not expose the shoulders, chest, belly button and other parts too much, and the lower body should not show the part above the knee. In short, it is best to wear long pants and conservative short-sleeved shirts. In addition, because you need to take off your socks often when you enter the pagoda temple or the water workshop, it is better to wear slippers when you visit, so that it is more convenient to put on and take off.
Dry season: March-May
Rainy season: June-October
Cool season: November-February of the following year
The cuisine reflects the things grown in the Country which are similar to elsewhere in the wider region. It has been influenced by the Chinese, Indians and the Mon. Rice comes with most meals, often in form of noodles. Fresh vegetables are used as a side dish or within the recipe itself. You can expect dipping sauces and soups together with herbs and spices. Dishes may be stewed, grilled or fried. There is little red meat in the diet; you are likely to get poultry, pork and fish in your dishes. The food is very healthy with little oil. Be prepared to eat street food which is very fresh, especially from busy stalls and definitely inexpensive. The national dish is Mohinga. It is a rice vermicelli and fish curry, using chili, coriander with regional variations. It can vary from sweet to spicy.
The best time to visit Myanmar is from November to March when temperatures are relatively low (average 15 – 30 degrees centigrade) and when there is practically no rain. Note that in December and January the temperature can drop to near freezing at night in the highlands of the Kalaw, Pindaya, Taunggyi and Inle Lake area. In April and May which are the hottest season the temperature often tops 40 degrees centigrade in Yangon, and in Mandalay and Bagan it can get even hotter. The monsoon starts between mid-May and mid-June bringing frequent rains particularly in the southern as well as western region of Myanmar which last until September.
Myanmar is a relatively safe country and stories of tourists having any physical problems are very rare. There may be pickpockets in popular tourist areas so be on your guard and keep documents and any expensive electronics in a safe place at all times.