Bagan, Myanmar: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bagan, Myanmar? If you're planning to go to Bagan, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

Traveling 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

If you go 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:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

March

If you are traveling to Bagan in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

If you are traveling to Bagan in April, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May here is scorchingly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

June

June in Bagan can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

July

July in this region is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

August

If you are traveling to Bagan in August, you will notice that it is really 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:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

September

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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

October

Traveling to Bagan in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

November

If you go to Bagan in November, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C, D, G and I
  • A SIM card that works in Bagan
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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