Official name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Population: 56 mil.
Area: 676 578 km2
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
Official language: Burmese
Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter Myanmar. In addition to getting visas at embassies and consulates, Myanmar has an online e-visa system. E-visas are currently only valid for entry at Myanmar’s three main international airports: Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw and overland travel to Myanmar via the Thai-Myanmar border points of Mae Sai/Tachileik, Mae Sot/Myawaddy and Ranong/Kawthaung only (e-visa is not valid for China, India or other Thai entry points). Tourist visas are valid for 28 days, which can be extended by a further 14 days at a cost of US$3 per day (plus a one-off $3 administration fee).
Go Myanmar – website supporting tourism in Myanmar
Myanmar Visa – visa agency
Government website with visa requieremnts
Climate: Myanmar has three seasons: the cool, relatively dry northeast monsoon (late October to mid-February), the hot, dry inter-monsoonal season (mid-February to mid-May), and the rainy southwest monsoon (mid-May to late October).
Good seasons for travelling (cycling): Between November and February.
Travelfish.org – Myanmar (Burma) (EN)
When we were there: 11.3. – 25.3. 2018
Total distance and altitude gain: 519 km / 1936 m
Budget: will be updated
Highlights: old highway to Kawkareik and Yangon
Stories from Myanmar