What is the best time to travel?
The best time to travel to Myanmar is from mid October to February when the country is green, dry and relatively cool. Yet the country is also good to travel to at other times.
With the exception of the extreme north Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate. Myanmar has three seasons: a rainy season (May to October), cool season (November to February) and a hot season (March to April). During the rainy season there is a lot of water on the ground, especially in coastal areas and around the delta. In central Myanmar there is less rain (Bagan and Mandalay), but the humidity can be enormous. The rainy season has its own charm, but count on some roads being impassable and some views will be disappointing. Yangon has 2618 mm rain per year and 871 mm in Mandalay. Most rain falls in July and August. In the hot season the land is dry and dusty. The temperature rises in Yangon up to 40 ° C, and in Bagan it may be even higher. March and April are the hottest months. This is the least appropriate travel time, although the country in this period is particularly beautiful. In addition, every April the water festival takes place and this provides additional cooling!