Frequently Asked Questions
How Safe is Myanmar?
Myanmar is one of the safest countries for tourists Myanmar Before You Go – Read More
Do I need a Visa for travel in Myanmar?
Yes. apply online for an eVisa … See more on – Myanmar Before You Go – Visas
Do I Need Insurance?
You should have travel insurance, and health insurance, its smart. – Myanmar Before You Go
Are there ATMs in Myanmar?
Yes plenty in Mandalay and some in Bagan. The currency is called Myanmar Kyat (MMK) … Go to Myanmar ATMs and Sim Cards – Do I take USD?… Yes take new USD currency to change for Kyat at airport when you arrive. Credit Cards can be used to pay for your hotel. USD are accepted at most tourist outlets. For currency conversion … Go to Helpful Travel Apps – #6 – Xe Currency Converter
Do the Burmese people understand English?
Yes many do and they are always happy to practise their English with you …Go to Helpful Travel Apps – #8 – Google Translate
What transport do I use in Myanmar?
Trains and boats and planes are all good. Electric bikes and push bikes are available for hire in Bagan. …Taxi hire per day $35 usd…. Taxi per km $1.50…. Taxi waiting time $5 per hour. You can hire a self drive car but it appears to be complicated. Better a taxi, they are relatively cheap…. Go to Mandalay Taxis … Go to Bagan Taxis
How much for a meal and drinks in Myanmar?
Prices in USD… Food … Anything from $3.00 in a cheap restaurant to $20 mid range restaurant. Beer imported small bottle, about $2 … Wine about $20 a bottle …water 30c a small bottle.
Is it hot in Myanmar?
When is the rainy season in Burma? … When is the best time to go to Myanmar? Go to Myanmar Before You Go… When To Go
What is the local dress code?
Shorts for both men and women if they are below the knee is ok. Women are expected to wear trousers, and cover their arms as in a t-shirt. Shoes are off and left at the entrance when walking in Temples and Pagodas, even old abandoned ones. They will be safe, and not removed.
What is the main religion?
The majority of Burmese are practising Theravada Buddhists, about 87%. There are also Hindu, Muslim, and Christian faiths, as well as Nat worship and Tribal religions.