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Burma: Country policies and information
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Earlier known as Burma during Britain's reign and the first four centuries of sovereignty, the country's retired army leaders officially renamed Myanmar in 1988. It has been hard to come to this country for many years because the government avoids overseas visits and a blacking operation ensures that environmentally conscious tourism stays away.
The country should experience a tourist booming in the next ten years with its latest by-election as a parliament. It will compete with the Angkor Temple, as it is a must for every visitor and the wonderful Inle Lake should become a favourite place for ecological holiday.
In this mysterious, up-and-coming country, when the waking up of the global economy will be challenging, as demands exceed the availability of hotels and airplane seating. For those willing to go off the usual tourist paths or reduce their accommodations for a truly one-of-a-kind adventure, a trip to Myanmar is a trip to an older, more genuine Asia.
On an area of 261,228 square kilometers, Myanmar borders Tibet and China to the N and Nheast, India and Bangladesh to the NW and W, Laos and Thailand to the SEE. It has a long coast to the western side overlooking the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, part of the Indian Ocean.
Myanmar's atmosphere is characterized by three different season. Burma was under army command from 1988 to 2010. Myanmar's total populace is about 60 million and growing at a rapid pace. Nearly 70% of the total populace is made up of the people of Burma or Bamira, while a large number of other ethnical groups make up the other part. Myanmar's native tongue is Myanmar, also known as Bamira.
Although Chinese is also widely used in city areas and Thai is quite well known in East Myanmar, English is the first non-native speaker among the general public. Myanmar's main religious denomination is Theravada Buddhism. Adoration of the ghosts or the ghosts is also very widespread in Myanmar. We also have large Muslim groups, especially in the Western world, and Christians spread all over the country, but especially in areas with nationalities.
There are no immunizations necessary for entering Myanmar. Precautionary measures against the spread of the disease are not necessary for Yangon and Mandalay and other large city areas, but are advised when travelling to remote areas. Travelers should seek medical advice from their physician or tourist center before departing for Myanmar. Typical specialties are curry, various kinds of soup and bovine, pig and chicken cuisine.
Myanmar also has a large selection of traditional cuisines, including China, India and Shan, as well as a large number of traditional dishes from the West, which can be found in plentiful quantities in Yangon and Mandalay. Burma has a large selection of crafts such as silver, ceramics and jewellery. Everyday topics and religous motifs are found in oils and complicated woodcarvings in sand-stone, marmor and some of the country's hardwoods.
Currently there are two gates to Myanmar. The Yangon and Mandalay airports are a favourite gate to the North. Myanmar currently served the following domestic airlines: Myanmar Airways and Mandalay Air, Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Silk Air, Malaysia Air, Vietnam Air, Air China, Air India, China Air, etc.
You can fly directly to Myanmar from Bangkok, Saigon, Hanoi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Kolkata and Taipei. There are also internal connections between Yangon and a number of province locations. One of the most famous routes is the circuit through Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, which is run by Mandalay Air and Air Bagan. We do not advise traveling with Myanma Airways, both because of its security balance sheet and because of state property.
The Air Mandalay is probably the best all-rounder, although Air Bagan also has a very advanced family. $10 for Yangon or Mandalay travel, to be paid in advance on your flight. No departures fee is charged for internal use. Monthly travel visa, which costs $20 and requires a photo, is available from Myanmar embassy and consulate offices around the world.
Myanmar's Kieat is the country's main local money (US $1 = 818 kyat), but US bucks are widely used..... We do not accept Visa and Mastercard and ATM machines are in general use.