Info about Myanmar:
Myanmar’s territory lies in the Indo-China Peninsular between latitudes 09°,32’ N. and 28°,31’ N. and longitudes 92°, 10’ E. The total area of land and inland water bodies of the country is 261,228 square miles (676,581 sq.km.). In terms of area, Myanmar is the largest country in mainland South-East Asia. Myanmar has both land and sea boundaries sharing border with China about 1384 miles (2226.85 km.), with Laos about 146 miles (234.91 km.), with Thailand about 1304 miles (2098 km.), with Bangladesh about 169 miles (271.92 km.), with India about 903 miles (1452 km.). Myanmar is bordered by Bay of Bengal on the west, Gulf of Mataban (Moattama) and Adman Sea on the south. The coast line from the mouth of Naaf River to Bayintnaung Point (Victoria Point) in Kawthaung is 1385 miles (2228.47 km.).
Union of Myanmar
261,228 square miles (676,581 sq.km)
Total population is over 52 million.
There are about 135 ethnic races those who have their own languages, dialects and traditional believes and customary
Official Language is Myanmar. English is widely spoken and understood.
Myanmar respects all religions but 89 % of total population is Theravada Buddhists, 4% is Christians, 4 % is Muslims, 1 % is Hindus and 1 % is Animists.
There are three seasons in Myanmar.
Hot season :March to May (Average Temp: 30°-35° C )
Rainy season : June to September (Average Temp:25°-30° C )
Cool Season : October to February (Average Temp:20°-24° C )
Myanmar currency is known as ‘Kyat’ (Chat).
Three currencies are basically circulating in Myanmar: US$, FEC & KYAT.
Myanmar currency ‘kyat’ circulates in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 45, 50, 90, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 notes.
Foods & Beverages
Myanmar cuisine represents an intriguing blend of Mon, Indian, Bhama and Chinese influences. The core of Myanmar meal is ‘Rice’ eaten with main course curry dishes mostly would be fresh vegetables, fish, chicken, prawns and mutton. Beef and pork are of little eaten by Myanmar people.
The Myanmar Standard Time (MST) is based on 97`,30’ East longitude, is six hours and thirty minutes ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
220- 240 V, 50 Hz
No inoculations or vaccinations are required unless coming from an infected area. Sufficient medicines should be brought and medical checkup should be made before arrival to Myanmar. International level medical care services are also available in Myanmar.
Airport departure tax for international flights is US$ 10 per person.
Myanmar is still standing in wearing national costumes firmly
Credit cards and Travelers Checks are not recommended for the time being
Insurance is highly recommended before arrival to Myanmar
Customs & Immigration
Valuable things such as jewelry, camera, electronic and electrical equipments are subjects to declare on customs declaration form.
Available flights include Myanmar Airways International, Thai Airways International, Silk Air, Air China, Biman Airlines, Indian Airlines, Eva Air, Mandarin Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.