Travel Information

Religion

The majority of the people of Myanmar are Buddhist although Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are also practised Among the minority.

Power & Electricity

Our recommended hotels in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle offer 24 hour power ( with a generator if needed). In other more isolated areas like KengTong, some other region generator may not always be available.

Telecommunications

IDD telephones & fax facilities are available in most hotels in Yangon and Mandalay but charges are quite expensive. E mail facilities are now available at many hotels and local businesses throughout Myanmar.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required in advance. A tourist visa for Myanmar can be applied and obtained from any Myanmar Diplomatic Mission abroad. Myanmar Natural Wonder will assist its clients by issuing confirmation of travel arrangements, which should be presented when applying for your visa. You will then receive an Entry Visa for Package Tourist (E.V.T - Package Tour). Another type of tourist visa is Entry Visa for foreign Independent Traveller (E.V.T - FIT) which does not need agent’s confirmation letter when applying for visa. The compulsory exchange system is no longer in practice on your arrival. Visas are good for 3 months from the date of issue and are valid for 28 days. Visas for more than 28 days need to be arranged in advance. After arrival in Myanmar, visa extensions for another 14 days can be arranged in Yangon.

Voltage

The voltage in Myanmar is 220-230 Volts AC. Most of the international hotels have their own generators. Other places may experience power cuts and voltage fluctuation which can damage equipment like computers. Please travel with the required protection for your electrical items.

What to Bring

Sun hat, sun glasses, sun protection for your face and body, prescription medicines, insect repellent and an umbrella (rain or shine). An antibiotic cream for minor cuts and scratches, extra pair of prescription glasses, a small flashlight, extra passport photos, decaffeinated coffee (if you require) and camera film.

What to Wear

Shorts, short skirts or revealing clothing are not appropriate especially when visiting temples or any religious site. Myanmar is a conservative Buddhist culture and improper dress can be offensive. Please dress with respect for the local culture. Lightweight, easy to care clothes of cotton and cool fabrics are ideal all year round. A winter sweater or jacket and socks may be needed in the cool season when visiting up country especially around Inle Lake and Kalaw when the weather can be quite cold during the night. Wear sensible walking shoes which can be easily removed when required. Sandals, thongs or flip-flops (available locally) are very convenient footwear.

Airport Tax

Any passenger departing Myanmar on International flight will need to pay a departure tax at the prevailing rate.

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