MYANMAR

IT’S A GOLDEN TIME TO VISIT THE GOLDEN LAND WITH OUT ADVENTURES GAY TRAVEL

Lowdown

A nation of sharp contrasts, Myanmar - formerly known as Burma - is an emerging tourist destination that's left its dark and violent past behind. Now is the perfect time to discover the nation's gold stupas, Buddha statues, floating gardens, and stilt villages. It won't be long before development fully takes hold, huge throngs of tourists arrive, and ancient traditions and customs are lost.

Population: 53.9 million
Official Language: Burmese
Currency: Burmese Kyat (MMK)
Time Zone: (GMT+06:30) Yangon (Rangoon)
Electricity: Plugs C/D/F/G

The Gay Scene

Myanmar's LGBT scene is relatively undeveloped, as our brothers and sisters have lived incredibly repressed lives here recently. However, the newly elected democratic administration may usher in a new era of equality, or at least take a step in the right direction. There are no official gay bars, but a few small cafés do cater to a primarily LGBT clientele.

The Best Time to Visit

Winter (November to March) is typically ideal, as temperatures are tolerable, and rain is at a minimum. Daytime temperatures can reach 30C/85F, whereas evenings can be pleasantly cool.

The Shock Factor

When travelling to Myanmar, you'll see both good and bad. Poverty is widespread, but the friendly locals make up for it. English speakers can be hard to find, so arm yourself with a phrase book and a sense of humour!

Visas

A visa is required for most nationalities, and can be obtained online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

Vaccinations

Based on the entry requirements for Myanmar, there are no vaccinations needed for entry. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as OUT Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

TOURS

REVIEWS

RATING:

David W.

Magical Myanmar

Well paced tour in Magical Myanmar

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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Andrew C.

Magical Myanmar

It is good to be in Myanmar now as it is just developing its tourist industry. It will get much more popular soon.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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Jack J.

Magical Myanmar

Fascinating, comfortable, hotels and food, very friendly people. Nice vistas, river travel.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

RATING:

Michael G.

Magical Myanmar

Magical, nicely paced with unique and extraordinary experiences.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 4/5

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