Is Myanmar safe for travelling?

Is Myanmar safe for travelling?

Myanmar is multicultural country with complicated history. Recent political changes gave freedom to it’s citizen and opened the country for foreigners.

Country had been isolated from the world until 2013 and since then has been slowly opening. All the tourist destinations and large cities such as Yangon, Mandalay or Pagan are absolutely safe and people are welcoming. Criminality rate regarding with tourists is low.

Of course, news on TV don’t lie and there are still some regions not suitable for travelling due to long lasting conflicts between heavily-armed rebels and central government. These regions are located along the Myanmar border in the north and north-west. But keep in mind the country is large, tourist places are hundreds of kilometres away from unstable regions and conflicts are isolated in those regions.

Basically, the only real danger in Myanmar is traffic and insane drivers on the streets of cities and towns. You can read more about it here.