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Domestic flights in Myanmar

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Asian Wings

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Air Mandalay

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Golden Myanmar Airlines

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Yangon Airways

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Myanmar is the name which has long been use by its people to describe their home land which the British call Burma. It is also known as the Golden Land not only for is golden pagodas but for its rich land and the wealth of its agriculture and precious minerals. Geographically, Myanmar is the largest country in South East Asia Peninsular sharing borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. It has a total area of 675, 577 square kilometers and is twice the size of Vietnam and about the size of United Kingdom and France combined.

Myanmar has three seasons. The cold season is from October to February with average temperatures of between 20- 24 C. The hot season is from March to May with average temperatures of between 30- 35 C. The wet season is occurs from June to September with average temperature of between 25- 30 C- Yangon normally receive early morning and afternoon showers while rain fall in Bagan and Mandalay is very low. The weather around Inle Lake and Shan State is pleasant year round, but cold at night from December to February.

Teravada Buddhism is the predominant religion with over 80% of the people embracing it. There are also Christian, Muslims, Hindus and some animists.

Myanmar lies on the cross- road of two of the world's great civilization – China and India, but its culture is neither that of India nor China exclusively, but a blend of both interspersed with Myanmar native traits and characteristics. The people have preserved the traditional close family ties, respect for the elders and reverence for Buddhism. Myanmar are contented and cheerful even in the face of adversities and known for their simple hospitality and friendliness.

The same precautions are the same as anywhere else- Drink only bottle and do not eat raw vegetable, only eat fruits that you can peel of cut your self. Be wary of eating food from streets stall. Use insect repellent when necessary and use sunscreen liberally when exposed to the intense, tropical sun.

Cotton clothing and a light wrap for the evening during the cool season are recommended. Do not wear shorts, tank tops or sleeveless blouses when visiting temple. Dress modestly at all times- revealing clothing is frowned upon in Myanmar. Footwear must be removed before entering a temple.

Tourist and business visas are valid for 28 days. Tourist visas are non- extendible; business visas may be extended for 28 days. Transit visas are valid for 24 hours. Apply to a Myanmar embassy or consulate, with four photos and your passport. The cost of a tourist visa is approximately US$20; the cost of a business visa is approximately US$40. Visa information: You need to apply Myanmar Entry visa before entering Myanmar. Myanmar visa can be applied at where Myanmar Embassy exists. Visa on arrival is granted ONLY to those who fly with MAI (Myanmar Airways International) from Siem Reap/Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Guangzhou, China until further notice. For more info, kindly visit to the website - http://www.maiair.com/images/2visa.jpg and who come for Business and MICE, for more info, kindly visit http://www.mip.gov.mm/visaonarrival/index.html

Besides personal effects visitors are allowed 400 cigarettes (100 cigars or 250g of unrolled tobacco), two quarts of liquor and 500ml of cologne or perfume. Cameras, radios, cassette players, calculators etc must be declared at Customs on arrival and taken out on departure. Foreign currency in excess of US$ 2000 must be declared. Retain a copy of the Customs declaration form to be presented when you leave Myanmar.

Airport Tax
Airort tax is US$10 per head to be paid on departure.

Myanmar Standard time (MST) is six hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC).

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Office Hours
Government and business- 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Shops- 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, usually Monday to Saturday.

Myanmar's national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Remember: only US dollars and euro can be exchanged in Myanmar. Baht can be exchanged only at the border with Thailand. Currency exchange counter are available at Yangon international airport and any bank.
"Visa card, Master Card and Union Pay can be used in Myanmar allowing withdrawal of Local currency (Kyat). Other credit cards and traveler cheques are not accepted in Myanmar yet and you are advised to bring sufficient cash (US Dollars). And cash you are going to use in Myanmar should be in good condition and cash stained with ink, oil and torn or in any bad condition are not acceptable here, better if brand new notes. Please bring new US Dollar bills ("big heads" instead of "small heads" for 100 USD note) not starting with CB as these are not accepted in Myanmar due to rumors that these series are counterfeit."