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

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Traveling to Mandalay, Myanmar? If you're planning to go to Mandalay, 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 Mandalay, Myanmar

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

Important essentials for Mandalay, Myanmar

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • 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).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Mandalay during January, you might notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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February

If you visit Mandalay during February, you will probably see that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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March

Traveling to Mandalay in March, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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April

April here is sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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May

May in Mandalay is blindingly hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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June

If you visit Mandalay during June, you may notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

July in Mandalay is sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Mandalay during August, you are likely to see that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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September

September in Mandalay can be very hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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October

October in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

If you visit Mandalay during November, you might notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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December

Traveling to Mandalay in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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Activities for Mandalay, Myanmar

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mandalay.

If you plan go to a monastery, like Shwenandaw Monastery, take the following:

Castle hopping? For Royal Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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