Myanmar is the official name of the country long known as Burma. It has been subject to a long period of inaccessibility, which in turn has left it relatively untouched by the outside world. As a consequence, its landscapes, colourful cultures and strong beliefs all remain refreshingly unspoiled. Though a beautiful country, it is the genuine delight, wonder and hospitality with which travellers are greeted that keeps people coming back here time after time.

Flight Time

14½ hours (Yangon, via Bangkok)

Time Zone

UTC +6:30

Recommended Airlines

British Airways, EVA Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways

Where can you fly from?

Flights to Myanmar are available from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow

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