We sincerely hope you’ve been having a productive 2019 as a result of time actually flies. By the point you’re studying this, you may’ve realized that there are lower than two months left within the 12 months. For those who’re in the identical boat as us, attempting to scrape the final little bit of your annual depart collectively for a trip (eye-roll-worthy 2-week discover request apart), we now have a easy proposal — make a brief however significant cease in Yangon. There are a complete bunch of causes to go to this underrated and low-key location, and we’ve gathered four causes to again it up.
1. The proper choice for the budget-conscious
You’ve been busy shortlisting nations to go to and scheming for methods to journey with out breaking the financial institution — until you’re seeking to splash out on an opulent vacay (not that we’re jealous in the event you do, ahem).
We’re glad to let you know that the flight time to Yangon from Bangkok (both airport) is simply an hour, with flights ranging from THB2,700 (kudos if you will discover cheaper tickets) on a wide range of low-cost carriers comparable to Nok Air, Thai Lion Air, and AirAsia. A perk of being a part of the ASEAN neighborhood means Thai passport holders will be capable of go to Myanmar with no visa, that’s, in the event you keep within the nation for lower than 14 days.
In the meantime, an e-visa will set expat vacationers again by USD50. That being mentioned, with airfares and visa charges mixed, it’s nonetheless extra reasonably priced than going to, let’s say, Japan and different European nations whereas nonetheless having the ability to soak up a complete lot of tradition and lovely sights.
As of October 2019, THB1 is equal to MMK50.58 — in comparison with final 12 months’s charge of MMK47.50.
2. Temple hopping
We’re keen to guess that the primary outcomes you get whenever you google Yangon is an array of temple photos…