We are planning a trip to Myanmar in December with our two boys aged 5 and 7 and we need some advice. They are both well travelled already (Thailand, Laos, Vietname, Indoniasia, Egypt Japan, and Europe. We have been before over a decade ago but is Burma a child friendly place? How is the transport between places these days? Any advised will be greatly appreciated.
Myamnar/ Burma is absolutely kid friendly. If they've traveled to Laos and Egypt, then Myanmar will be a breeze. The locals are exceptionally friendly towards all visitors and extremely polite. After visiting Myanmar in December 2009, we recommeded it to a number of friends with small children. They hve all visited since and rave about it!
The current government still doesn't like foreigners renting cars/ motorbikes therefor buses (or more realistically planes) are the way to travel across the country. There are nowdays a number of internal airlines that can fly you, at very reasonable prices, from Yangon (Rangoon) to every main destination - and some minor ones.
As a recommendation for a guesthouse in Yangon - highly suggest Classique Inn. Awesome hosts who will do anything to ensure you have a great stay. Good location in the 'embassy' area and a $2.50 cab ride into the centre of town. Note: no affiliation with them :) over 8 years ago