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A day in Yangon: A mix of the old and the new

Most people only spend a day in Yangon because of the allure of other cities in Myanmar. So, what can and should you do in a day?

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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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Top street food to eat in Myanmar

Myanmar street food is an eccentric mix of its neighbors with its own twist. Find out Burmese`s favorite street eats such as their breakfast staple here.

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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

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.

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.

These are the holidays celebrated in Myanmar:

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