Myanmar is an incredible travel destination, there is such an abundance of color, exotic places and interesting attractions. Few people have heard about Myanmar, some only know it as Burma, the old name, and most people have the same reaction when they hear something like this from northern Thailand’s neighbors: “Myanmar, is this even a country?”
It is also fascinating, impressive and strikes you as a cold shower since you take the first step in the airport. Even though I seriously documented myself before going out this spring, nothing prepared me for the reality that you will discover there. Whether you want to get there in the very near future, or want to enrich your general culture a little, you should know a few things about Myanmar.
No trip to Asia is left without a premiere, so our last adventure this winter was no exception. What is more, the premiere was, in fact, the fulfillment of an older dream, for which we had a long wait, to visit what seemed to us one of the most attractive destinations in Asia, Myanmar. It’s been a few months since then, and we tell you with all our heart that all our efforts have been rewarded with peak and thick. And this despite the fact that it is a very large country, with a tumultuous history that has put the locals hard to prove and, of course, with a rather poorly developed tourism infrastructure. However, if you have a bump in your mind and you need a push to embark on such an adventure, we can only say so: if you do your homework in advance, your holiday will be honored.
I said from the outset that Myanmar is an amazing country. Believe us, it is by far one of the most special destinations we have seen so far. After so many years of travel and meetings with so many people, the Burmese have given us “the world over our heads”. Most residents, men and women alike, keep alive the tradition of the popular port, with the so-called longyi, a kind of skirt that can be arranged differently depending on the occasion. And, if we think about it, it would not be out of the ordinary to see men dressed in skirts, we have also seen elsewhere, but nonetheless, a whole country dressed in this way is something special, especially that pants of any kind and even famous jeans are a rarity. Read extra details on Myanmar travel places.
The food: What is to be said in the food chapter should be considered as more than subjective. We know that many like it, but we don’t. Close to nothing. As I said before, we excluded the street food option from the beginning, because we found it unhealthy. Moreover, the preparations they serve in traditional restaurants did not give us back. Not even their famous noodles. The only preparation we really enjoyed and ordered several times was a green tea salad that turned out to be absolutely delicious. Otherwise, we thought that Burmese cuisine is an unfortunate combination of ingredients and tastes that do not fit well. We repeat, this is how we perceived things, because we met a lot of people who glorified the traditional restaurant preparations, and even the street food.
Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is the commercial capital and largest city. The administrative capital is Naypyidaw. Burmese are Buddhists. If you ask them, they are more Buddhist than the Thai. If you don’t ask them, they don’t seem to mind. Women are safe, religion does not allow them to make obscene gestures or be violent. Don’t be afraid to get in a taxi in Yangon at any time of night, no matter how dubious your driver or taxi might look. However, ask the price before you go up. We paid $ 3 for a race of about 3-4 kilometers, without going crazy. See extra details on Places to visit in Myanmar.