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How to spend a weekend at Inle Lake in Myanmar

Inle Lake is one of the best things to do in Myanmar. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a full guide on how to spend a weekend at Inle Lake in Myanmar.

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Myanmar transportation guide for first-time visitors

Planning a temple run in Myanmar? Here’s a complete guide to help you navigate the country’s vast transportation system while staying sane!

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The ultimate Mandalay city guide

Heading to marvelous Mandalay or nearby Mingun? We count down the five best things to do in Mandalay, Myanmar.

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Myanmar at a glance

International dialing code
95
Good to know
Misty mornings, golden temples, and perfect blue skies. That's all you need for a wonderful excursion to Myanmar. This country is known by many names and holds quite a tumultuous past. Nonetheless, the diversity of people and landscapes is awe-inspiring. Pagodas and temple complexes like the Shwedagon, or the Mrauk U, are must-sees.
Time zone
GMT+6:30
Spoken language
Burmese
Cost to avg. transport ticket
USD15.85

Your questions, our answers

The standard voltage in Myanmar is 230V. There are four plug types in Myanmar: Types C, D, F and G.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Myanmar: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. We recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information about vaccinations you need before your trip.

Although hotels in major cities will accept credit card payments, you are likely to run into heavy transaction fees and poor exchange rates. Overall, it is best to use cash in Myanmar as much as possible.

These are the holidays celebrated in Myanmar:

  • Independence Day
  • Karen New Year
  • Union Day
  • Peasants' Day
  • Full Moon Day of Tabaung
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Thingyan Eve
  • Thingyan
  • Labor Day
  • Vesak
  • Beginning of Vassa
  • Burmese Martyrs' Day
  • Tazaungdaing festival
  • Thadingyut Festival
  • National Day in Myanmar
  • Christmas