Best season to travel to Myanmar

Rice Harvest

Myanmar is considered the sixth-largest rice-producing country in the world. Rice is the country’s most important crop and is grown on more than half of its arable land

Rice Harvest in Myanmar 2020 - Best Time
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Myanmar has abundant land, water resources, and a good climate for rice. The majority of Myanmar’s sown area is planted to monsoon rice, whereas summer rice is planted between November and February in the country’s lower part and from January to March in the central dry zone regions.

Woman trader sorting rice at Keng Tong Market in Myanmar (Burma) 2020
Woman trader sorting rice at Keng Tong Market in Myanmar (Burma)
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Rice growing takes about 5-6 months. Some sorts of rice are harvested in November-December, including the Ayeyarwady, Bago, and Yangon region of Lower Myanmar.

Rice paddies under causeway near Hpa-An 2020
Rice paddies under causeway near Hpa-An
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In some regions, farmers grow a second crop because irrigation allows using another variety of rice. That's why you can see harvesting during the dry season—in April-May (for example, in Hpa An).

Rice Harvest in Myanmar - Best Season 2020