Top things to see in Myanmar in May

Top things to see in Myanmar in May

May marks the changes from dry to rainy season in Myanmar. This interesting movement leads offers greener landscapes and more living atmosphere. There are so many fun-packed activities to soak up in May. Here comes just some of the most amazing experiences you should not miss in May
kalaw trek view

Trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake

This famous trekking route is defined by its spectacular mountains, carpeted by colorful plantation, forest and flowers. In May, the trek offers better value for both money and sightseeing. On the way, you may have chances to photograph the verdant tea plantation, picturesque valleys that are completely eye-catching.
There are also waterfalls that can only be witnessed in summer time.

Recommended Tour: Kalaw Inle 3 days trek

ngwe saung beach burma
Photographer: Rob Collins

Go Local in Ngwe Saung

If you go to Ngwe Saung Beach in May, you`ll have the best rates for accommodation, especially the high end resorts. Imagine luxury rooms overlooking the palm forest and shore line, sampling the delicious seafood and paying half of the price like in April ! Ngwe Saung is a beguiling destination too.
There are traditional workshops, fishing villages, exotic markets await your exploration. 

long neck inle
Photographer : Trent

See the long-neck people in Inle Lake

As the busy tourism season just passes, you`ll love to unearth Inle`s charm with less tourists. One of the highlights for any visit to Inle is to learn about its unique ethnicity. While the Inthar is famous for their fishing scene, Padaung is well known for their embroidery, the Karen attracts all photographers for their long-neck appearance.
It is advisable to book a guided Inle Lake tour to know more about their special lifestyle. 

Further Reading: Inle Lake Tours

bagan myanmar

Embrace the romance in Bagan

When it comes to the idea of seeking the romance in Myanmar, Bagan is undoubtedly a must. The area boasts a timeless charm with thousands of pagodas and temples. For a source of romance, rise up early together to catch the sunrise, traveling through rustic villages or soak up the Champaign while cruising the legendary Irrawaddy River.
For an insightful ideas of Bagan experiences, explore : Top Things to do in Bagan

yangon food scene

Enjoy a culinary adventure in Yangon

Certainly, Yangon is a culinary melting port. It is the place where you can taste not only Burmese, Chinese, Indian but also many regional foods. Why May is a good time to do this? there are more fresh summer fruits and dishes arrive. If you fancy street eats, check our Yangon Food Walk. If learning an authentic Burmese dish is your interest, our list of Yangon cooking class is full of inspiration.

birding site

Birding in Namat Taung National Park

Spanding over 5000 hects in Chin State, Na Mat Taung National park boasts a wealth of fauna and flora. The forests in the area creates an ideal location for birders to spot Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga , Ficedula strophiata etc,..In May, there are more immigrating birds – this is a reason why we recommend the park for birding this month.

hpa an river view
Photo: Mathias Schmidt

Explore the tranquil Hpa An

Hpa An differentiate itself from other travel destinations in South Myanmar by the picture-perfect karst mountains skirting by green rice paddies. A journey to Hpa An also provides photography challenges for shootings at the sacred caves, Buddha hill.
You can easily also do a day trip to Mawlamyine for a glance of British architectural heritages. 

mandalay pagoda

Explore Mandalay`s ancient capital

The city of Mandalay shows the glory of Burma Kingdom reflecting through its iconic ancient capitals. As you wander along the picturesque river of Irrawaddy, you`ll pass the stunning Mingun which is well known for its incomplete pagoda; Sagain which is studded by magnificent Buddhist architect and Inwa which offers unrivalled view to Ubein – the longest teakwood bridge in the world.
It is not mention that Mandalay also treasures the last Royal Palace, also a fascinating museum in the heart of the city.
Recommended reading: Mandalay Tours

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