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Traveling in Myanmar - it's complex. Up until a few years ago, Myanmar was one of the Asiatic nations that used a dual-currency monetary system. Double currency means the joint use of 2 different currency in one state. In Siem Reap, Cambodia, for example, you can use US dollar for everything, because Cambodia is a double currency state. Even the cash machines spend them.
However, no dollar banknotes are issued in Myanmar, only Kyat banknotes. You can use the double currency to allow double price display. Myanmar, like its neighbours India and Thailand, has a double price strategy. Myanmar's two-price system was introduced, so that travellers had to cover most of their hotel accommodation, zonal charges and all air fares in dollar.
Myanmar residents can buy in Kyats; for example, the Kyat rates for travel are about 20% lower than the US dollars for the same one. Today, overseas visitors can also afford Kyats accommodation, but not at the lower price for people. Most recently, the goverment has begun to cut the use of US bucks; since 2013, almost all museum and archeological zoning charges are due in Kyats.
Air travel is denominated in US dollar, and most of the hotel can still be denominated in dollar, but also in Kyats. Myanmar switches do not levy commissions and the price differential between buying and selling is approximately 2%. The majority of foreign currency exchanges in Yangon and elsewhere are roughly the same.
Unrests in 2017 affect Myanmar's tourist industry. The year 2017 was a tumultuous one for Myanmar. There has been an abrupt stop to the sharp rise in tourist numbers, and there is widespread spread of gunfire and refugee movements in the frontier states. In spite of the hope that the new NLD administration would end the fighting, the Burma army has stepped up the offensive in Rakhine and North Shan states.
Since October 2016, more than 500,000 refugees have been driven out in the states of Rakhine, Kachin and Shan. It is Aung San Suu Kyi who is the country's chief; and the rest of the planet has been waiting a long wait for her to raise the issues in Rakhine. NLD government's failed to respond to the crises and riots in other parts of the countryside has an effect on touring.
In fairness, Aung San Suu Kyi has restricted opportunities because the Myanmar military or Tatmadaw have the true authority in Myanmar. To rule a land with as many clashes as Myanmar is like shoveling frogs into a wheelbarrow. After the first free election in 2015, Myanmar has taken a path towards democratisation.
¡Ashin Wirathu. Mr Ashin Wirathu is the Nazi buddhistic friar of the Ma Ba Tha group. There have been conflicts between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar since 2012. In 2016, Ma Ba Tha followers fought against the Rohingya on Facebook.
One of the leading representatives of MaBaTha. mizzima.com - Ashin Wirathu is the theme of a new Franceâ??s Cannes Film Festival (May 2017) Franceâ? ?s Franceâ??s Cannes Film Festival.