Bagan, Myanmar: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bagan, Myanmar? If you're planning to go to Bagan, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bagan, Myanmar

Based on the climate and weather in Bagan, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bagan, Myanmar

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bagan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Bagan, Myanmar by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Bagan in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

Traveling to Bagan in February, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May here is a scorcher. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you are traveling to Bagan in June, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you are traveling to Bagan in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Bagan in August, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you are traveling to Bagan in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you are traveling to Bagan in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Bagan very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit a temple, such as Ananda Temple, wear:

If you go to the Bagan Archeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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