Cash

Credit cards information – Due to ongoing economic sanctions of U.S and EU to Myanmar Government, all the credit cards are not possible to use since 01 Sept 2003. Foreign travelers are recommended to carry hard cash like US Dollar / Euro for using amount. But some of the major hotels accept credit cards such… Read more »

Myanmar Round-up

How to get Myanmar There are air accesses to Myanmar; Yangon-the commercial city, Mandalay-the second commercial city and charter flights to Bagan. Yangon Gateway Myanmar Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International, Thai Air Asia, Silk Air, Jet Star, Malaysia Airlines, Indian Airlines, Air China, Air Bagan, Mandarin Airlines and Vietnam airline fly between Yangon… Read more »

Tips

Airport Departure Tax There is a departure tax of 10 USD per person and it is payable on international departures – 1000 kyats for domestic departure flights. Customs Foreigners bringing up to USD 10,000 (Equivalent amount) don’t need to declare.  Jewelries, electrical goods and video cameras of more than personal usage must be declared at… Read more »

Visa

Entry visa Passports & Visa A valid passport and an entry visa are required for all visitors. A normal visa can be obtained at the Myanmar Embassies or at Consulate in abroad. The visa fee is USD 20. Normally, it takes about one week to get the visa at the Myanmar Embassies. There are two… Read more »

Brief history of Myanmar

There are strong factual evidences that many dynasties had reigned for centuries since the pre-Christian era – the dynasty of King Okkalapa who built the Shwedagon Pagoda during the lifetime of Buddha (over 2500 yrs ago), the Vesali dynasty of Rakhine during the early Christian era, the Tagaung dynasty (2 AD) at Hanlin, the Pyu… Read more »

Climate

Climate : There are three seasons in Myanmar. Hot season : March to May (Average Temp: 35°-40° C ) Rainy season : June to September (Average Temp:25°-30° C ) Cool Season : October to February (Average Temp:20°-24° C ) Language : Official Language is Myanmar. English is widely spoken and understood. Religion :     Myanmar… Read more »

Location and Area

Myanmar’s territory lies in the Indo-China Peninsular sharing border with Thailand and Laos at the east, China at the north and northeast, India lies to the northwest and Bangladesh at the west. The Bay of Bengal touches the southwest coast. The fertile delta of the Ayeyarwaddy River in the south contains a network of interconnecting… Read more »

Myanmar Embassies

Myanmar Embassies abroad Myanmar Embassies, Consulate Generals and Missions Abroad MYANMAR EMBASSIES Australia 22, Arkana Street, Yarralumla Canberra A.C.T 2600, Canberra, Austrralia Tel: (61-2) 62 73 38 11, 62 73 37 51 Fax: (61-2) 62 73 31 81 Bangladesh House No. 3, Block-Ne (L), Rd. 84, Gulshan-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh Tel: (88-02) 98 88 903, 98… Read more »

Myanmar Permanent Missions and Consulate

Switzerland 47, Avenue Blanc, 1202 Geneva Tel: (0041-22) 7317540 / 7317549 Fax: (0041-22) 738 48 82 United States of America 10 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10021 Tel: (212) 535-1310, (212) 535-1311 Fax: (212) 737-2421 MYANMAR CONSULATES GENERAL Hong Kong RM 2424, Sun Hung Kai Center, 30 Habour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Tel: 2827… Read more »

People

Made up of 8 major races, total population of Myanmar is over 55 million – Kachin , Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan are the races with their own languages, dialects and traditional believes and customary. Each major race is formed into 135 kinds of ethnic and sub-ethnic. Kachin comprises 12 ethnic minorities,… Read more »