Myanmar travel is in the news! See what the media is saying about traveling in Southeast Asia’s golden land.
Climate and Weather:
Myanmar is a year-round destination and has three main seasons. The hot season runs from March to mid May, the rainy season from mid May to early October, and the cool season from mid October until the end of February. Each season has its own attractions, and even during the rainy season there are many days of clear blue skies, and the landscapes are green and lush.
The population is over 50 million. More than 60 percent of Myanmar’s population is Bama (Myanmar) and the other major ethnic groups include Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan.
Given the tremendous potential of Myanmar as an emerging tourist destination in the global tourism market and the rapid change the country is currently experiencing, the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism recognized the risk of unsustainable tourism growth and negative impacts relating to culture, society and the environment. In response to this challenge, the ‘Myanmar Responsible Tourism Policy’ was launched in September 2012. Under the aim of minimising unethical practices, the first action point was to develop a code of conduct to raise visitor awareness about the intricacies of Myanmar culture and society.
Before visiting Myanmar, it is good to read some more about the history, culture and politics of the country. Below you will find a list of recommended literature about Myanmar and the insights offered within their pages.