Myanmar

   


Places of Interest in Myanmar
Bagan
Yangon
Travel Guide




Fast Facts

Location

Myanmar shares a total of 5858 km of international borders with Bangladesh and India on the North-West, China on the North-East, Laos on the East and Thailand on the South-East. It has a total length of 2832 km of coastlines. The country stretches 2090 km from North to South and 925 km from East to West at its widest points. The official name is the Union of Myanmar.
 
Climate

Myanmar has a tropical climate with three general seasons, the rainy season, the cool season and the hot season. The rainy season is from mid-May to mid-October; the cool season from mid-October to mid-February to and the hot season from mid-February to mid-May before the rains begin. The best time to visit Myanmar is from mid-October to mid-May during open season.

Electricity

When you plan to bring some electronic devices, make sure that these work with our domestic power A.C 220 - 250V 50Hz.The Power Line is 440V.

Duty-Free Shops


For visitors’ convenience, there are Duty-Free Shops in the airport arrival and departure lounges. Allowance is 2 Litres of liquor, 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars and ½ litre of perfumes.
 
Airport Facilities


1) Airport Departure Tax

Departure tax is US$ 10 per person. It is advisable to reconfirm International flights going out the country. The flights schedules may change due to weather conditions.

2) Limousine Services

For transfer from airport to hotel, taxis and limousines are available at the Airport Tourist Information Service. Licensed travel agencies and private hotels / guest houses have their own limousines for hire. There are many Highway Express Services running all over the country. If you have already contacted a travel agent, then they can also provide you with the Airport transfer too.
 
Driving

International Driving Permit required which must be presented to the authorities to endorse or issue a Visitor license.

Medical Treatment

If any tourist gets sick in spite of all the precautions, many hospitals can cater for foreigners medical needs. Some are as follows :

    * SOS Assistance
      Inya Lake Hotel, 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
      Tel : (95-1) 66787, 667879

    * Kandawgyi Clinic
      Natmauk Road,
      Tel : (95-1) 530083

    * Pacific Medical Centre & Dental Surgery
      81, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
      Tel : (95-1) 548022

    * Pun Hlaing International Hospital
      Pun Hlaing Golf Estate, Hlaing Tharyar Township
      Tel : (951) 684323, Fax : (951) 684324

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