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Burma tips for travelling
Clima and weathers - Although it can be said that they are not as different as the rest of the world's temperate regions, Myanmar has three different periods of the year. Verdure - June to September with mean temperature of 25-30°C. In order to illustrate why, we suggest you read our Myanmar in Focus paper entitled "15 Why to Visiting Myanmar in the New Year.
Visa, Maestro, Union Pay or Cirrus payment cardholders can now make withdrawals at all important sites throughout the world. Currencies and commissions for overseas operations differ and there have been reports of interoperability with all overseas financial institutions.
Monetary - Myanmar Republic is the single denomination of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000. Currently 1 US dollar is about 1300 Myanmaryat. In the past it was possible to make most US dollar buying, but from October 2015 the US dollar regime began announcing the withdrawal of forex licenses to promote the widely used use of Myanmar to the US dollar.
You should now be prepared to make all your shopping payments in your country's currencies. Although most of our accommodations are accepting tickets, we always suggest that you have enough cash available to buy extra items at the cashier. Monetary exchanges - All the main travel locations such as Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake provide monetary exchangeservices.
While the Euro, Thai Baht, Malaysian Ringgitt and Singapore Dollars are gradually being adopted, the US Dollar is by far the simplest to convert currencies (especially in areas outside Yangon). However, if the banknote is not available in your home market, we suggest that you look around until you find a place where this is the case.
Air Bagan, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways, Asian Wings, Air KBZ, Golden Myanmar Airline, Mann Yadanarporn Airline are private operating carriers that fly all over Myanmar. It is recommended that you abandon unneeded objects in Yangon and pick them up on your comeback. Bottling is easily available and is provided free of charge by some of our hotel facilities.
At Yangon Airport's Arrivals Lounge you will find a variety of duty-free stores with a large variety of articles at a good value for money. Tips and tips - The Myanmar residents are really pleased to help overseas guests and do not ask for anything in exchange. Customers should take enough medicines if necessary and inform themselves about current medical advice regarding haematitis, anemia, typhus etc. before leaving for Myanmar.
SOS International has a branch in Yangon with a 24-hour facility for evacuating emergencies and providing health care. Languages - The vast majority of the population speaks Myanmar (Burmese) and English is widely spoken. Baggage storage - Our offices (or your hotel in Yangon - when you return there) will be pleased to keep any baggage or items that you do not need to take with you.
Burma is a traditional Buddha civilization and wrong clothes can be insulting. Land Crossing - Since 28 August 2013, it has been possible to travel across the Myanmar-Thailand frontier without the need for specific permits. For Myanmar, please be aware that a current Myanmar entry permit is not available at any of the checkpoints.
Departure from Myanmar through this frontier city can also be organized. Accommodation in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach offers 24 h. electricity. Tension - The tension in Myanmar is 220-230 Volt AC. The majority of most of the world' s leading hotel chains have their own generator.
In other places, there may be blackouts and fluctuations in current that can cause damages to devices such as workstations. Religions - The vast majority of Myanmarans are Buddhists, although Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are also practised. Telecommunication - Wi-Fi is now available for free in many of Myanmar' stores and restaurants, but it is often sluggish and untrustworthy, especially outside Yangon and Mandalay.
There are IDD phones and facsimiles available at most of Yangon and Mandalay but the cost is quite high. We advise all customers to apply for a visa on-line.