Cheap flights to Myanmar

Wed, 16 Aug 2017. Last updated Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:53

Cheap flights to Myanmar are currently offered by Vietnam Airlines and other airlines in Asia. Despite not bustling and hustling as the developed countries in Asia or Europe, Myanmar appeals tourists by its unique ancient beauty and its tranquility.

Myanmar is the second largest country in South East Asia with the total area of 676,578 square kilometers, after Indonesia. Its current capital is Naypyitaw. In terms of geographical location, Myanmar borders China to the north and northeast, Laos to the east, Thailand to the southeast, the Gulf of Belgan and Andaman of Indian Ocean to the south, India and Bangladesh to the west. Myanmar topography is relatively complicated with lowlands situated in the center and along the coast. Shan Highlands, Rakhine Mount and Bago Mount are located in respectively in the east, west and north. Weather in Myanmar is characterized by the tropical monsoon climate. The population of Myanmar is more than 51 million people (in 2014) with about 135 ethnic groups and various tribes. The main ethnic groups consist of the Burmese (Burma), the San, the Chinese, the Karen, the Indians, the Mon and other small nations. They live in different regions in Myanmar. 

Tourist attractions in Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda

Not just being the busiest destination in flights to Myanmar, Yangon is also the most attractive stopover in Myanmar with many fascinating attractions such as Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Pagoda), Shwe Than Lyaung Pagoda, Mahapasana Guha Cave Temple, Wat Kyak Pun Paya, Kabaaye Temple, Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, Shwemawdaw Paya Pagoda and many other attractions. Shwedagon Pagoda is considered the symbol of Myanmar and has the enormously spiritual significance for the people of the country where the Buddhism covers the majority. The whole body tower is gilded in gold plates, the top of tower was decorated with diamond, sapphire, ruby and yellow rattle. Many small temples around the main tower create very attractive and splendid architectural population. Tourists seem to enter the spiritual world full of mystery.

Another place that appeals many adherents who adore meditation is Atumashi Monastery in Mandalay. Shwe Oo Min is one of the most famous monasteries in Myanmar. Coming here, tourists have the opportunity to mediate and see the the magnificence, splendor of this monastery. Mahapasana cave is also an interesting place. This place keeps the original Buddhist scriptures and hosted Sixth Buddhism Conference in Myanmar. If tourists prefer unique art performances, they should come to Karaweik floating restaurant. This unique and famous restaurant appeals tourist coming to visit and enjoy the interesting and characteristic art performances of Myanmar people. Additionally, tourists should drop by the beautiful port city of Thanlyin to visit and explore Golden Pagoda, Portuguese Old Church and Yele Paya Pagoda.

Golden Rock Pagoda located precariously on mountain at an altitude of 1100m and gilded gold along with Kyaiktyo Pagoda have created a unique architectural complex attracting tourists. Tourists must go through the Golden Rock before entering Kyaiktyo Pagoda. But note that, only men are allowed to touch the rock, while women can only see from a distance. In addition, tourists should also visit Bago City, Shwemadaw Pagoda, Bago Monastery, Shwethalyaung Buddha statue, and Sule Pagoda…

Popular airports in Myanmar

Heho Airport, Heho (HEH) - MyanmarPathein Airport, Pathein (BSX) - Myanmar
Yangon International Airport, Yangon (RGN) - MyanmarNay Pyi Taw International Airport, Nay Pyi Taw (NYT) - Myanmar
Thandwe Airport, Thandwe (SNW) - MyanmarBeidaihe Airport, Qinhuangdao (BPE) - Myanmar
Mandalay International Airport, Mandalay (MDL) - MyanmarBagan Airport, Nyaung (NYU) - Myanmar

Yangon International Airport

Currently, domestic and international airports of Myanmar operate daily flights from Myanmar to different destinations in the region and in the world. Tourists can choose flights at following popular airports in Myanmar:

Yangon International Airport

Mandalay International Airport

Myitkynia Airport

Thandwe Airport

Putao Airport

Heho Airport

Tourists can easily find flights from Vietnam to Myanmar at 2 major international airports of Vietnam including Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) and Noi Bai International (Hanoi). Those who want to fly with the best airlines operating flights from Vietnam to Myanmar or flights from Myanmar to Vietnam can choose Vietnam Airlines and other suitable carriers. Ticket classes often have different prices and conditions. Fares can vary from time to time.  So tourists should pay attention. 

Popular cities in Myanmar

QinhuangdaoPatheinHeho
MandalayNay Pyi TawNyaung
YangonThandwe

Popular airlines in Myanmar and fly to Myanmar

China Airlines -> 235 USDVietnam Airlines -> 123 USDGaruda Indonesia -> 132 USDAir China <-> 429 USD
Bangkok Airways -> 114 USDMalaysia Airline -> 183 USDChina Southern Airlines -> 209 USDDragon Airlines -> 369 USD
Lanmei Airlines -> 222 USDChina Eastern Airlines -> 169 USDSingapore Airlines -> 266 USDAll Nippon Airways -> 3,184 USD
Air India <-> 457 USDJC International Airlines -> 254 USDLucky Air -> 211 USDAir Macau -> 559 USD
Vietjet Air -> 108 USDCathay Pacific Airways -> 356 USDMalindo Airways -> 63 USDSilk Air -> 273 USD

Myanma Airways and Myanmar Airways International are two major airlines in Myanmar. Among them, Myanmar Airways is offering mainly domestic flights in Myanmar and Myanmar Airways International is operating international flights to regional destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok... The popular airlines fly to Myanmar including Vietnam Airlines, Air China, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Indian Airlines, Jetstar Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Nok Air, and Thai Airways International.

Popular flights to Myanmar

CountryCity
Thailand -> Myanmar 77 USDBangkok, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Lampang, Ubon Ratchath, Surat Thani, U Tapao
Japan -> Myanmar 212 USDFukuoka
Vietnam -> Myanmar 63 USDHue, Pleiku, Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Nam, Quang Binh
Korea -> Myanmar 339 USDSeoul
Cambodia -> Myanmar 209 USDSihanoukville
Lao, People's Dem. Rep. -> Myanmar 122 USDLuang Prabang, Vientiane, Savannakhet
China <-> Myanmar 429 USDShanghai

Tourists can find some popular flights to Myanmar from following destinations:

Country

City

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Thailand

Bangkok, Chiang Mai

China

Beijing, Kunming, Nanning, Guangzhou

Singapore

Singapore

India

Gaya, Kolkata

Taiwan

Taipei - Taoyuan

Vietnam

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh

Other useful information

Atumashi Monastery

Streets in Yangon are not as crowded as Vietnam. Motorcycles are not allowed virtually to use on the road, the vehicle used mostly are cars. There is no jostle on road, jumping the red lights and honking loudly. Myanmar people are compliant ti traffic laws. It is hard to catch bus or taxi because of mostly none. So, tourists can travel by xiclo, rent car or walk.   

Tourists should go shopping at famous markets in Yangon. Goods are abundant. The price is reasonable and affordable. The popular markets consist of Bogyoke Aung San and Mingalar. Bogyoke Aung San market sells a variety of clothing and traditional costumes of Myanmar and pretty nice souvenirs... Mingalar market is a traditional market in Myanmar with many items. 

If tourists want to use Internet service at hotels, they should ask and check carefully with the hotel reception in advance using because the service price is quite high. Note that, many hotels do not supply this service. 

Tourists should buy Sim card at hotels or large commercial centers. Tourists should buy Sim GMS for about 25-30usd / pcs. They are required to show their passport before purchasing. 

Internet is mostly available in centers of big cities, but if using Internet service, the price is relatively high. Myanmar Government mostly controls Internet use tightly. If there is Internet connection, tourists are still not allowed to access to some popular social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and Skype... only can use Gmail or G-talk. 

Public phone booths are not popular in Myanmar. As Myanmar government control all international calls and must obtain permission before calling. Tourists should call at the post offices or a call from the hotel where tourists in, but note that tourists should ask service charges before calling.

The official monetary of Myanmar is Kyat. So, tourists should change into Kyat to easily to spend. Or tourists can change into the US dollar with small denominations to spend. In particular, it is hard to use the pound or the euro when coming here. Tourists special attention is to bring cash to pay for living expenses and because there is few places accepting credit card payments, even in the restaurant to the center shopping, or luxury hotel.

Tourists should remember to use your left hand when eating and use your right hand when giving something to someone. Because, according to the concept of Myanmar, if eating and giving something with left hand, it would be considered a rude act, since the left hand only use for personal hygiene.

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