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Travel Tip

Travel Tip

Myanmar Country

Foreigners entering Myanmar need to apply visa issued at the Myanmar Embassies or Consulates concerned. An e-visa system is introduced that it’s applicable now. For details, please visit http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/ or the websites of the relevant Myanmar Embassy. Wearing shoes or socks is strictly prohibited at Pagodas and Monasteries. Buddha Images are sacred for the people and touching the images head or touching by foot on the images will be deemed as an insult to the Disciples of Buddha here, Ladies are not supposed to touch the monks or their Safron Robes and climb up to the upper terraces of the pagodas. While visiting pagodas, visitors are not allowed to go bra-less or wearing shorts exposing hips or parts above the calf. Please browse the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism website for Do’s and Don’ts in Myanmar

Myanmar Currency and International Credit Cards

Myanmar currency is called Kyats and comes in the form of 10,000 (Ten Thousand), 5000(Five Thousand), 200 (Two Hundred), and 50(Fifty) Notes. Visa cards are accepted at most Hotels and Reputable Restaurants.

Shopping

Visitors mostly visit Bogyoke Aung San Market in downtown Yangon. Please be noted that antiques, especially ancient Buddha statues, gems and jewelleries need a permit from the Archaeology Department to be taken out of the country. Most jewellery shops give official vouchers to be clear at Customs at the airport.

Restaurants

Reputable and clean restaurants are abundant with reasonable prices. Street vendors’ food are not recommended. Only bottled water is advisable. Or can drink only hot Chinese tea. Some ice cubes and ice water are not hygienic.

Electricity

230 volts; 50 Hz. There can be occasional black outs, especially during the hot season.

Myanmar Standard Time

It is 6:30 hours ahead of UTC(GMT)

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