• Myanmar/Burma Travel

    Date: 2010.07.30 | Category: Asia | Tags:

    The Union of Myanmar was renamed from Burma in 1989. Located in Southeast Asia, Burma is the largest country in the area with surrounding countries of Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, Republic of China and India. The beauty of this country is indescribable until you visit and see the history behind this ancient civilization. It has been an isolated country but has become more available to travelers from around the world. Keep in mind when traveling around Myanmar, it can be difficult as the roads are not well developed and means of transportation are not always reliable.

    With many years of isolation from other countries, Burma has one of the poorest economies in Southeast Asia. For many years when Burma was under British administration the country was one of the wealthiest countries in the Southeast Asia being one of the largest exporters of rice. They also had natural resources and supplied the world with 75% of teak. But with mismanagement with the country the economy of the country fell drastically.

    The climate in Myanmar can vary throughout the country. The average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius but can range from 38 degrees Celsius to 19 degrees Celsius. Myanmar has three seasons, which during March to May is hot. June to October is the rainy season with November to February being the cooler season.

    The best time to travel to Myanmar/Burma is during the cooler season where the temperatures are more comfortable ranging between 20 to 24 degrees Celsius. In the regions of the mountains, temperatures are usually lower.