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MYANMAR TRAVEL TIPS
 
  • The country code is +95, and the internet access code is .mm.
  • Time Zone = MMT (UTC+6:30)
  • International airports are in Yangon and Mandalay.
  • The country is divided into states, divisions, townships, wards and villages.
  • Business Hours is usually from 9am to 5pm for private companies and 9:30-4:30 for government offices. Working days are from Monday through Friday. Public holidays are also included.
  • Major Credit cards are not widely accepted. Cash is always more convenient. National currency is Kyat.
  • Electricity is 200 volts AC, 50Hz.
  • Taxis are available everywhere. There are over 250 Buses lines running through Yangon everyday. For exclusive transport, there are car rental services.
  • Domestic highway bus terminals are Aung-Mingalar and Dagon-Ayeyar, both about 10 miles from downtown Yangon.
  • Common local unit of weight is peiktha (viss), which equals to 3.6 pounds.
  • Most common unit of measure is feet and inches.
  • Clothing should be light, casual cotton wear, sandals or slippers are best for summer.
  • A cardigan or light jerkin for winter and quick drying clothes and an umbrella during the rainy season.
  • Only drink purified bottle water. Bottled water is readily available and some hotels provide complimentary. Carry a bottle with you throughout the day.
  • Two bottles of liquor, two cartons of cigarettes or 100 cigars and half liter of perfume are allowed per person. Yangon Airport arrival hall has a selection of duty free shops with a full range of items at a good price.
 
 
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