10 Reasons To Visit Myanmar During the Green Season

Golden Rock (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar photo)

Golden Rock (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar photo)

In Myanmar, the Green Season runs from May till September and offers many opportunities to sightsee and discover new adventures. Rainfall in many of Myanmar’s attractions such as Bagan, Mandalay, Northern Shan state, Kalaw and the Inle Lake get 25% chance of rainfall. Therefore travellers would enjoy a mild climate and green, lush landscapes.

2017 also marks 50 years of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN for short. Myanmar is one of the member nations of ASEAN. To mark the celebrations, ASEAN nations have come together to raise awareness of Southeast Asia as a single yet diverse destination. You can read about that here.

Bagan Pagodas (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar photo)

Bagan Pagodas (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar photo)

10 Reasons To visit Myanmar from May till September

1.    Fifty shades of green from paddy fields to forests
2.    Not too hot in the dry zone, not too cold in the mountains
3.    Promotes sustainable tourism and helps communities earn a stable, year-round livable income
4.    More hours of daylight to go sightseeing in a day as the sun rises early and sets in later
5.    No dust
6.    Stunning, verdant landscapes
7.    Variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at their best
8.    Low tourist season means less to zero queues and lower chance of other tourists photo-bombing your selfie
9.    Wider selection of available hotels and room types
10.  Attractive promotions and excellent value for money

U Bein Bridge (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar photo)

U Bein Bridge (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar photo)

 

To encourage visitors during these months, travel agencies, hotels and airlines are offering special deals.

Participating Myanmar Travel Agencies

Exo, Columbus, Asia DMC, Khiri, Adventure Myanmar, Sweet Memory, Asia Central Link, Taw Win, Sunbird, JTB Polestar, Ethical Seven Star, Mighty Myanmar, New Motion, Vision Travel, All Asia Exclusive and Orchestra Travel.

 

Participating Hotels

Myanmar Hill Lodges, Vintage Luxury Yacht hotel, Villa Inle, Sanctum Inle, Melia, Inya Lake, Chatrium, Sule Shangri-La, Summit Parkview, Novotel Yangon and Amazing hotels.

 

Participating Airlines

Domestic airlines such as Air KBZ, FMI Airlines, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways and Golden Myanmar are offering promotional fares.

Six airlines operate direct flights between Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) and Yangon (RGN). They include Tigerair, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, Myanmar National Airlines, Myanmar Airways and Silkair. Silkair operates twice weekly flights between Singapore (SIN) and Mandalay (MDL).

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