Special Events in Myanmar

Balloons over Bagan

Balloons over Bagan

The magic of Bagan has inspired visitors to Myanmar for centuries and one of the highlights of a trip to Myanmar is to take an early morning, or sunset, balloon ride over the magnificent temples that are scattered over the Plain of Bagan. 

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Public Holidays

Public Holidays

The main holiday period is the traditional Burmese New Year (Thingyan Festival) which is celebrated in mid-April with plenty of water. Although this time of year might be busy it is a great time to see the country and the festivities that take place. However if you do choose to travel at this time bear in mind that you might get soaked by the locals! 

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Festivals in Myanmar

Festivals in Myanmar

As well as the public holidays there are plenty of festivals that take place in Myanmar throughout the year and here we have listed some of the most important.

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