“Burma, a country that’s different from anything you know”. R. Kipling.
This Southeast Asian country, influenced by the surrounding cultures, is nevertheless very different from its neighbors. A mix of Buddhism from India and traditions from Thailand and Laos, but an atmosphere all its own.
Since Aung San Suu Kyi, travel there has become a must. To explore its pagodas, marvel at its stupas, cross its dense jungles and travel up the banks of the Irrawady.
Some words and expressions in the language
Myanmar (Burma) has almost 130 ethnic groups and as many languages/dialects. here are a few rudiments of the Burmese language:
Surface area: 676 575 km²
53.37 million inhabitants (2017)
Up-to-date vaccinations :
Depending on local conditions and travel zones: hepatitis A and B, bacterial meningitis, rabies and Japanese encephalitis. Ask your GP for advice before you travel.
A visa is required to enter Burma. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date of arrival in the country.
The Tourist Visa is valid for 28 days and is issued by Burmese embassies and consulates, with deadlines varying according to their workload and tourist numbers. This visa can also be obtained on arrival in Burma, provided you have applied for it in advance via the Internet.