Myanmar is a fascinating country and, whether you’re visiting the bustling largest city Yangon or checking out some of the 6th century Buddhist relics, you’re sure to enjoy yourself. Here are some key facts for your trip:

  • Myanmar is a Southeast Asian country bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. So it’s a convenient starting base if you’re exploring the region!
  • The official language of Myanmar is Burmese, while around 5% of the population speaks English. ‘Mingalabar’ means ‘Hello’ while ‘Je zu din ba de’ means ‘Thank you’.
  • The best months to visit are considered to be from October to May, both outside Myanmar’s rainy season and when temperatures are moderate (around 25°C / 77°F).
  • Myanmar’s international dial code is +95, its time zone is GMT+6.30, and the local currency is called the Burmese kyat (currency code: MMK).
  • The country’s most famous sites include the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Mon State, plus the Inle Lake in the Shan Hills.

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