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Myanmar Facts & Information

 

Area : 676,577 sqkm
Capital : Naypyitaw
Fomer Capital : Yangon ( the main gateway to Myanmar)
Population : 51 million (2014)
Language : The official language is Myanmar and English is widely understood
in big cities.
Religion : 89% Buddism, 5% Christian, 3% Muslim and the rest are hindunism
and Animists
Climate : Tropical Monsoon
Seasons : Hot season – March to May
Rainy season – June to October
Cold season – November to Feburary
Average Temperature : Ċ in hot season
Ċ in hot season
Ċ in hot season
Visa : Visas are issued at Myanmar Embassies or consulate in foreign
countries . Myanmar eVisa is available now .
Visa information  http://www.mip.gov.mm/
Airport tax : USD 10 for International Departures.
Currency : Myanmar Local currency is Kyat which comprises 100 pyas.
Notes: : 10,000 Kyats , 5000 Kyats , 1000 Kyats , 500 Kyats , 200 Kyats ,100 Kyats , 50 Kyats ,20 Kyats ,10 Kyats
Business Hours : 09:30 -04:30 (Government offices)
09:00 – 05:00 ( Private Companies)
10:00- 02:00 ( Banks)
Saturday & Sunday are weekend holiday.
Private firms close on Sunday.
Time difference : 6 1/2 +GMT
Bangkok Time – 30 min
Singapore Time – 1HR
Traveller’s cheques & Credit Cards : Traveller’s cheques are accepted only a few hotels. Credits Card, Visa Card , Master Card are accepted hotels , shopping mall and some souvenir shops.
Customs : 400 Cigarettes, 100 cigars or 1/2 lb of tobaccos, 2 quarts of alcoholic liquer,1 pint bottle of perfume allowed to be imported.
Tipping : Tipping isn’t obligatory but is widely practised.
Airport taxis : A non-metered taxi from Yangon international airport into downtown 16 Km away , costs
USD 10 and takes 45 minutes. Some big hotels provide airport pickups for booked guests.
Locat transport : Taxis are available for going around.
Hotels & Guest Houses : There are many international standard hotel 5* ,4* ,3* ,2* and economic hotel & guest house are available in Myanmar.
: According to your desire, have Myanmar Traditional food, Chinese food , Thai food & some European Food.