Myanmar (Burma) in detail

Travel with Children

Travelling with children in Myanmar can be very rewarding as long as you come well prepared with the right attitude, the physical requirements and the usual parental patience.

  • Lonely Planet's Travel with Children contains useful advice on travelling with kids on the road.
  • People in Myanmar love children and in many instances will shower attention on your offspring, who will find ready playmates among their local counterparts.
  • It may be confusing for some children (and distressing to adults) seeing children working at restaurants and teahouses. Sadly, this is an unavoidable fact in a country with high poverty levels.

Best Child Regions

Myanmar for Children

Children's Highlights

Quirky Transport

Local Culture

Beaches

Magical Myanmar

Lost Cities & Massive Buddhas

Planning

  • Myanmar has a low level of public sanitation, so parents would be wise to lay down a few ground rules with regard to maintaining their children's good health, such as regular hand washing.
  • Children should especially be warned not to play with animals they encounter, as a precaution against rabies.
  • Nappies (diapers) are hard to come by outside the major cities; come prepared if your travels will take you off the beaten track.
  • Most high-end hotels and restaurants will have highchairs available.
  • When travelling with children, it may be more comfortable getting about by private car.

Family Friendly Hotels