When to visit Myanmar?

Best Myanmar Photo Tours

All foreign visitors traveling to Myanmar  need to know the best time to visit for joining one of  Best Myanmar Photo Tours . It is because Myanmar is full of untouched nature to be explored , intact culture & interesting tradition to be experienced  through your lens .

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma lies between China, Thailand and India in the South-East Asia and it’s part of the economic ASEAN blocks. Myanmar has an area of 678,500 sq km (261,970 sq mi) and a population of more than 53 million people. So when is the best time to visit Myanmar in 2019?

When planning a trip to Myanmar, the weather plays a major role in having a great holiday in Myanmar. Myanmar has 3 distinctive  three-season: Cool  & Dry – November to February, Hot  & Dry– March to May and Rainy Season (or Green Season) from June to October.

Myanmar climate is a  tropical monsoon climate. The annual average temperature ranges from 22°C (72ºF) to 27°C  (80ºF)year-round but it’s region and the top 5 tourist destination in Myanmar ( Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yangon and Ngapali beach) have their own climate. So when is the best time to visit Myanmar?

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Bagan Sunrise
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Morning Scene in Inle Lake

When is the best time to travel ?

Overall the best time to take a Best Myanmar Photo Tour is during the cooler season from November through February. Temperatures drop to the mid 70s°F, making it the most popular time for tourists as well.  From June to September the country experiences the southwest monsoon. The weather is cloudy, rainy with hot and humid summers at this time. During the northeast monsoon, which lasts from December to April, the country experiences less cloudy skies, little rainfall, mild temperatures and lower humidity .Annual average temperatures range from about 71°F – 81°F year-round. The hottest time period lasts between March and May when there is little rainfall and temperatures can rise to above 104°F in certain areas. The rainy season lasts from May to October and is the precursor for dry and cool weather to come in from October to February when temperatures average between 77°F and 86°F. The coast and the mountains receive significantly more rainfall than the central plains which include Mandalay and Bagan. Roads can become impassable during the rainy season. 

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Monsoon in Yangon
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Poe Win Taung Cave in Monywa

A guide for the best times to visit various regions in Myanmar


November to April is the driest time in the Yangon when rain and humidity are at their lowest. In March and April temperatures can rise quite high with daytime temperatures generally reaching highs around 99°F (37°C). At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 75°F (24°C).


Bagan is generally hot year round. It tends to be less hot November and February with daytime temperatures reaching highs of around 92°F (33°C) and nighttime the average minimum temperature drops down to around 60°F (15°C). This also tends to be the busiest times to travel to Bagan. Despite being the wet season, July is a great time to see Bagan green and there are less travelers.

Inle Lake

The altitude of the Shan Plateau keeps temperatures at Inle Lake lower January – February, where its chilly enough for a light fleece in the evening and early morning. August – October is best time for warmer, balanced temperatures and minimal rainfall.


January, November and December are have the best average temperatures in Mandalay, ranging from 81°F to 60°F (27°C to 16°C). Mandalay is also driest in January, February, March and December. October and June can be the wettest times in Mandalay, but those months are a great time to visit without the crowds


April and May tend to be the hottest months of the year here, which inevitably leads to the most crowds on the beaches. June through September brings the much needed rain, causing beaches to close during this low travel season.

Our suggestion

The best months to visit Myanmar  are  October, November, December January, February.

If visiting Myanmar in the above months  isn’t possible, MarchMay, June and September are the next best alternatives to visit Myanmar.When is NOT the best time to visit Myanmar? April, July and  August.

Travelling to Myanmar and looking for a local travel agency in Yangon?  Burma Photo Tour is your reliable operator who is truly professional , responsible and flexible to make your dream journey come true . Don’t hesitate to contact us for your perfect tour to Myanmar!

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