General Tips

Requirements of Myanmar Visa

Foreign visitors can apply for Myanmar visas at all Myanmar Embassies and can apply for Myanmar e-Visas online. 

If you want to know which countries’ citizens receive free visas to Myanmar, please check here.

And if you would like to know more details about visas to Myanmar, please visit the Myanmar e-Visa page or email us at info@immersivegoldenlandtravels.com.

Season of Myanmar

The climate of Myanmar varies depending on location and elevation. Generally, the climate is tropical and has three seasons; a “cool winter from November to February, a hot summer season in March and April and a rainy season from May to October, dominated by the southwest monsoon.” A large portion of the country lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, and the entirety of the country lies in the monsoon region of Asia, with its coastal regions receiving over 5,000 mm (196.9 in) of rain annually. Annual rainfall in the delta region is approximately 2,500 mm (98.4 in), while average annual rainfall in the Dry Zone in central Myanmar is less than 1,000 mm (39.4 in). The higher elevations of the highlands are predisposed to heavy snowfall, especially in the North. The Northern regions of Myanmar are the coolest, with average temperatures of 21 °C (70 °F). Coastal and delta regions have an average maximum temperature of 32 °C (89.6 °F)

Health Care in Myanmar

We would recommend you visit your doctors before your trips to make sure you are good to go. Here are some things to check on:  

1). Check for necessary vaccinations before you travel. 

2). Get a copy of your prescriptions from your doctor in case you need to get medication while overseas. 

 

Public hospitals in Myanmar are not recommended as they might be overcrowded. 

Drug and medical brand names oversea sometimes vary. It is good to know the chemical names of your medications. We recommend you bring enough medication from your home country to cover your whole trip.

Brief History of Myanmar

Myanmar has a rich and intense history stretching back to the times of the Pyu dynasty, which prospered for 1000 years from 200 BC to 900 AD.

The first Myanmar Empire was established in Bagan by King Anawrahta in the 11th century. This civilization lasted over 200years and was replaced by the second Empire of King Bayinnaung in the 16th century. In 1824 began a number of wars between the Kingdom of Myanmar and the British Empire. These wars culminated in 1885 with the overthrow, by the British, of the last king and the beginning of colonization for the next 60 years. During WWII, Myanmar was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 -1945, and in 1948 Myanmar was freed from British rule and became an independent country.