Best time to visit Myanmar

Cycling

One of the best ways to see Buddhist temples, ancient sites, and breathtaking gardens

Cycling in Myanmar - Best Time
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Myanmar is a fabulous bicycle destination. If you’re a keen cyclist in search of a little adventure, you can experience the sights and sounds of different parts of the country, travel off the beaten track, and visit areas rarely visited by outsiders. Another way to enjoy the nature is to rent an E-bike. They are available for $6-8 per day.

Chaungtha Beach
Chaungtha Beach

The classic itinerary is the Mandalay-Bagan-Inle Loop. Other bike routes lie from Yangon to Ngapali Beach, Burmese Road lies from Mandalay to Muse and from Bago to Khayan.

Cycling across the U Bein Bridge
Cycling across the U Bein Bridge

Be careful about when planning an itinerary in Myanmar: not all parts of the country are open to foreigners. Travel at sites where you are allowed to be, and you won’t have any problem with the police. For example, the road between Lake Inle and Keng Tung/Tachileik is not allowed for foreigners. The road Bago–Meiktila can also get you into trouble with the police. The road Yangoon–Mawlamyine is open to foreigners. However, it becomes restricted south of Mawlamyine.

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