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Myanmar

The Complete Travel Guide to Myanmar

Myanmar is unlike any other country in Southeast Asia. Extremely rich in intriguing history and tradition, it is also perfect for those seeking a unique travel adventure to a beautiful, exotic locale. Myanmar is often dubbed as ‘what Southeast Asia used to be’, and now is the best time to get a feel for what travelers ... Read more
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Get Your Dose of Vitamin SEA: The Top 9 Beaches in Myanmar

The very best beaches in Myanmar rival any in the whole of Southeast Asia. In many ways, the country is the undiscovered gem of the region. Remaining a closed country for decades, it only opened up to tourism in 2012 and has such a lot to offer for those in search of pristine beaches. Myanmar ... Read more
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Myanmar – Money and Local Currency

Kyat and US dollar usage The kyat is the official currency of Myanmar, abbreviated as ‘K‘ or ‘MMK’ and usually placed before the numerical value (i.e. K500). Kyat come in notes (no coins) of value K50, K100, K200, K500, K1000, K5000 and K10,000. The US dollar, however, is used as an alternative currency, particularly for ... Read more
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Passport and Visa Requirements in Myanmar

Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter Myanmar. In addition to getting visas at embassies and consulates, Myanmar has an online e-visa system. It is designed to make the process of application simpler for visitors – particularly those from countries that do not have a Myanmar embassy. For e-visa applications, go to the official ... Read more
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Safety and Security in Myanmar

Personal security In all the areas that foreigners are allowed to visit, Myanmar is very safe in terms of personal security: incidents of crime against foreigners are extremely low and Yangon is considered to be one of Asia’s safest large cities, with no areas that need to be avoided. You may sometimes be approached by ... Read more
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Myanmar – Telephone, Mobile and Internet

Telecommunications in Myanmar have long been behind most developed and other Southeast Asian countries, however things are changing and even though only a small percentage of the population has access to a fixed telephone line, mobile penetration is growing and infrastructure is improving fast. Mobile phones For many years SIM cards in Myanmar were expensive ... Read more
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