General Information

Passport and Visas

Your passport should be valid after your scheduled date of returning home. A valid passport with Entry Visa for Tourist is required to enter Myanmar of all visitors. It can be obtained at any Myanmar Embassy or Consulate offices abroad. If there is no Myanmar Embassy and Consulate office in your country, you can obtain Visa on Arrival at Yangon International Airport at your arrival. It will be provided by our company. The Entry Visa for Tourist and Visa on Arrival will allow a stay of 28 days and extendable for an additional 147 days. Overland entry is permitted for third country tourist with visa at Tachileik, Kaw Thaung and Myawaddy (Myanmar and Thai Borders) and Lwe-je, Muse and Mong Lar (Myanmar and China Borders).


Custom

Jewelry, electrical good and cameras, etc., must be cleared at Yangon International Airport. If you bring more than USD 2000, it may be declared at custom. Visitors are not allowed to bring in or out take out Myanmar currency, Kyats, antiques and archaeologically valuable items are not allowed to be taken out.


Currency

Myanmar currency is “Kyat” which comprises 100 pyas. The denominiations are Kyat-1000, 500, 200, 100, 90, 50, 45, 20, 15, 10, 5, 1. The United State Dollar is now widely used in Myanmar. The best way is to bring USD in cash.


Communication

Overseas call can be made at communication office or a hotel in major cities, E-mail and Internet are also available in Myanmar. It can be used at a hotel or internet café in most of the tourist spots of our country.


Time

The Myanmar Standard Time is six and half hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time. One and half hours difference with Singapore and 30 minutes with Thailand.


Electricity

Domestic power is 220-240 volts, 50 Hz.


Insurance

Travelers are advised to purchase insurance that will provide medical-evacuation coverage. Insurance will be available upon request.


Food

In Myanmar, there are many reasonable restaurants. The food in Myanmar is a bit limited. In the most tourist spots of Myanmar, Chinese food, Indian food and Myanmar traditional food are available. In Yangon and Mandalay, Japanese food, Korean food and European cuisine are also available. Myanmar traditional food will consist streamed rice, curry, salads and soup.


Cloth

The warm weather clothing is adequate for the most tourist site in Myanmar. But cold weather clothing should be dressed in the hill region like Kalaw and Pyin Oo Lwin. The modest dress and easily removable footwear are recommended when visiting religious buildings such as pagodas and monasteries. Hats and sunglasses are recommended for the hot season and an umbrella and rain coat for the rainy season.


Shopping

Shopping in Myanmar is still really bargain opportunity. There are many natural resources such as gems and handmade souvenirs all over Myanmar. As example, Myanma Ruby, jade, sapphire and peal are the best in the world. So, you can get the best gems and jewelry in a good and reasonable price. And also, very famous Myanma Lacquer ware, carved wood, tapestries, textiles, silverware, paintings, paper umbrella, Shan shoulder bag and etc. are must-buy items in Myanmar.

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