Quick Guide – Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar
Bagan, Myanmar

Myanmar, ancient Burma, is famous for the architecture, especially the pagodas. For many years closed to tourism, the gates of Myanmar are relatively open to the tourist, so that we can discover the culture of this fascinating country. From the friendly and welcoming people, the thousands of temples and pagodas of Bagan, the amazing Inle Lake, the pulsating rhythm of Yangon, to the fantastic beach of Ngapali, there are many reasons to visit this country.



Official language



  • Official Currency – The local currency is the Kyat (MMK). US Dollars are widely used in the country, but must be in perfect condition, or may be refused;
  • Credit and ATM cards – There are some ATMs in the country, with a greater concentration in Yangon, Mandalay, Naypyidaw, Bagan and Inle Lake. Credit cards are not accepted in all locations, only in some of the more expensive hotels in the areas of Yangon and Mandalay.


The climate is tropical and warm. The rainy season runs from June to September, and the less rainy season from december to april. The best time to travel is from october to february.


Visa required, valid for 28 days. E-visa (online) or in the consulates of the country. It is not possible to obtain Visa On Arrival.

Main Airports

Yangon International Airport;

Mandalay International Airport


GMT + 6.30


  • Country Code Phone Number +95
  • Phone calls – Prepaid SIM cards are widely available and can be used on unlocked phones;
  • Internet – Wi-fi access is widespread in large cities – most hotels, inns, restaurants and cafes have wi-fi and are generally free. However, sometimes the internet is very slow and interrupted.


 80% Buddhism


  • Hepatitis A, Typhus, Tetanus, Japanese Encephalitis, Fever, Yellow Rabies vaccines are recommended;
  • Malaria prophylaxis is recommended, with the use of Mefloquine, Malarone or Doxycycline. There is no risk of malaria in the cities of Mandalay and Yangon. Mefloquine is not effective in the provinces of Bago, Kayah, Kachin, Kayin, Shan, and Tanintharyi;
  • It is amrecimmended to always drink bottled water, avoid ice in drinks, eat fruit that has been previously peeled or cooked, avoid raw or undercooked meat and fish, etc.

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