Best time to visit Myanmar

Best time to visit Myanmar

For any visit to a new country, the very first question is about why and when, it is no exception for Myanmar. While there are plenty reasons of why Myanmar is luring, we will help you to decide when you should plan your holiday to our country.

Best time to visit - weather issue

Basically, Myanmar has tropical weather with 2 clear seasons : rainy and dry. For the dry season it could be both hot and cool and many travelers find this season a wonderful time to explore the country.

Time and characters of the weather :
The Cool Season 
From late Oct to February. At this period the temperature varies from 20 to 24°C and it is dry.
This is also as the high tourism and it is advisable to book tour package/ hotel in advance.
The Hot Season
From March to May. The temperature may be hot as 35°C during the day time yet there is no rain.
The Rainy Season 
From June to October,this is known as moonsoon season. The weather comes with rain for days and humidity which could be hot. 
During this season, there may happen some storms by the sea. Ngapali Beach is closed for certain time during this season, only some hotels open.
Expect some discounts if you travel in summer time as much as 50%

Elevation and Regional Factors

Elevation creates the different for temperature, especially for moonsoon season. The far north Myanmar is whiten by the snowfall in winter while the lowland remains cool at the same time. 
While the south Myanmar has typical moonsoon weather, in the mountainous area such as Putao, the weather is European like with cold winter and nice summer. 

Best time for highlighted events

The Thingyan Festival, known as the Burmese new year is a very delightful event taking place in April is one of the most special festival to delve into the local hospitality.
The Thadingyut festival or lighting festival is also a very good chance to spot Myanmar during the evening in an inspiring colour. 
Regionally, the Naga Land offers stunning festival in the remote area near India.

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