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The magic of Myanmar

Book flights to Myanmar and encounter a unique, complex and magical country full of rich traditions and extraordinarily beautiful landscapes.

From temples and pagodas in Bagan to floating monasteries on Inle Lake, the country is teeming with exciting adventures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Discover the colourful city of Mandalay, where wooden palaces have stood for centuries. Head to the former capital, Yangon, home of the impressive golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda.

Myanmar flights also let you sample its unique and delicious cuisine, heavily influenced by those of neighbouring countries and its various regions. Book your flights online with Etihad today.

What's the weather like in Myanmar?

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Myanmar is warm and pleasant throughout the year, with little variation in temperature between months. Temperatures can typically reach the mid 30°Cs during the summer months, though rainfall is more frequent in this period.

Myanmar is a vast country and conditions can vary depending on where you travel to. Bagan tends to be drier, while coastal areas are more humid. The figures for rainfall and temperature featured here are for Yangon, in the south of the country.

Flying to Myanmar with Etihad

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Yangon (RGN)

Myanmar’s largest city and its former capital is elegant, vibrant and beautiful. Yangon is full of lively, colourful markets, excellent restaurants and gorgeous colonial architecture.

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Mandalay (MDL)

Mandalay is a picturesque spot on the Irrawaddy River. Mandalay Hill rises majestically from the city, while the beautiful Mandalay Palace keeps echoes of the royal era alive.

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Pyinmana (NYT)

Pyinmana is a quaint logging town closest to Naypyidaw, the administrative capital of Myanmar, and located roughly at the centre of the country.

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Reasons to visit Myanmar

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Explore ancient Bagan

Step back in time with flights to Myanmar when you visit the city of Bagan. Discover over 3,800 temples, pagodas and stupas that remain on the site of this ancient imperial capital. Soar above these amazing structures in a hot air balloon for the best views, or climb the highest temple for a breathtaking sunset experience.

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Discover royal Mandalay

Once the royal capital of Myanmar, Mandalay is now its beautiful second city. Explore the majestic Mandalay Palace, climb barefoot up the covered staircase of Mandalay Hill for gorgeous views of the city, or float down the Irrawaddy River on a traditional houseboat.

Things to know before you fly to Myanmar

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Curries and Shan-style rice (with freshwater fish) form the basis of cuisine in Myanmar. Noodle broths and tea leaf salads are also hugely popular and can be found at most street vendors and markets.

currency Local currency

The local currency in Myanmar is the Burmese kyat (MMK). However, US dollars are widely used, particularly in hotels, museums and for transport.

globe Languages spoken

The official language of Myanmar is Burmese, spoken by two-thirds of the population. There are around 100 languages spoken throughout the country, including Shan, Karen and Kachin.

socket Plugs

Plugs and sockets used in Myanmar are type C, D, F and G. Standard voltage is 230 V and standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Flying to Myanmar: FAQs

How long should I spend in Myanmar?

Myanmar takes between two and three weeks to explore fully. If you’re staying in one location, you could spend four or five days seeing the sights of Mandalay or Yangon.

Is Myanmar easy to get around?

Myanmar’s major cities are linked by a public and private bus network. Travel between cities is relatively easy. In cities, taxis or motorbikes are the most common forms of getting around.

Why we love Myanmar

“A captivating country with a remarkable history, rich culture and incredible food, it’s hard to pick only one reason to love flying to Myanmar. It’s one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries and still quite undiscovered.”

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