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About Myanmar

Geography

Myanmar covers an area of 676,577 sp km. The country stretches 2090 km north to south and 925 km east to west. Over 50 percent of the total land area is covered by forests. Myanmar shares border with Chin, India, Thailand, Laos, and Bangladesh.

Climate

Myanmar undergoes an annual three seasons cycle that follows the classic:

The Summer : Mid-February to Mid-May
The Rainy Season : Mid-May to Min-October
The Cold Season : Mid-October to Mid February

Population

Myanmar’s Population is over 57 million.

National Races of Myanmar

Myanmar is a Union of over 130 nationalities with their own dialects and traditions. The major races are

Those all the races are living spread throughout 7 states and 7 divisions.

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7States

Kachin
Kayah
Kayin (Karen)
Chin
Mon
Shan
Rakhine

7 Divisions

Ayeyarwaddy
Bago
Magway
Mandalay
Sagaing
Tanintharyi
Yangon

 

Language

The official language is Myanmar. English is widely spoken.

Time Zone

GMT + 6.5 hours

Business Hours

Government Offices 09:30 – 16:30 (Closed on Saturdays & Sunday)
Banks 09:30 – 15:00 (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Post Offices 09:30 – 16:30 (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Private Companies 09:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Sunday)

Electricity

220 Volts AC / 50 Hz.

Currency

Myanmar currency is Kyat. Currency notes come in the following denominations: K 5000, K 1000, K 500, K 200, K 100, K 50, K 20, K 10, K 5, and K 1.

Cheque / Credit Card

Traveler’s Cheque is not accepted around the country at present. Major credit cards can be used only some of the hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. It is recommended to bring US$ cash for shopping and general purposes.

Insurance

Vacation Myanmar Travel recommends all visitors to obtain the necessary insurance before travelling into Myanmar as it is not available in the country.

Airport Tax

Any visitor departing Myanmar will need to pay a departure tax US $ 10 per person.

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