When you arrive at the airport in Myanmar, you will go through Immigration Control. An officer will inspect your passport and visa for validity. Myanmar customs officers usually don’t ask you the purpose of your trip (they see the visa and it is clear), but in case they do, just say that you are there for tourism – they will know the word.
For International flight, your check-in baggage allowance must not exceed 20 kg while 15 kg for domestic flight. Restriction measures apply to liquids, aerosols, gels, perfume, shampoo, shower gel and so on and it is advisable not to have them in your cabin baggage. It is advisable to check their limited quantity prior to traveling. Any sharp objects will be confiscated before boarding if they are packed in your cabin baggage.
Airport tax is US$ 10 per head to be paid on departure.
Domestic / international airlines
We use 5 domestic airlines such as Air Bagan, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways, Aisa Wings, Air KBZ. Types of aircrafts are ATR 42 and ATR 72 (French-Italian ATR turboprop planes) suitable for the local conditions, airports and distances. Air Bagan operates Fokker – 100 Dutch made jet aircraft with 95 seats.
There are several international airlines currently fly into Myanmar: Thai Airways (TG), Bangkok Airways (PG), Thai Air Asia (FD), Myanmar Airways International(8M), Jetstar (3K), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Silk Air (MI), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Air China (CA), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ) and Air India (IC), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Air Bagan (W9).
Giving tips in Myanmar
Tipping widely practiced, in addition to hotel and restaurant service charges shown on bills. Porters expect approximately 200 Kyat per bag, slightly more at airports.
If someone (a transfer service or a friend) wait for you, you will meet them at the exit gate. If your transfers are booked with us, our representative driver or guide will be waiting with your name on a sign.
Myanmar official language is Myanmar (Burmese) the language of the Bamar majority. Speakers of Myanmar (Burmese) and related dialects comprise nearly 80% of the population. Making up another 10% of the population are speakers of their own languages.
The Myanmar (Burma)
Geography Position of Myanmar
Burmese Myanmar Food
Mainstream Myanmar cuisine represents an intriguing blend of Burmar, Mon ,India and Chinese influences " Htamin " (Boiled rice) is the core of any Myanmar meal, to be eaten with a choice of " Hin" (Curry dishes), most commonly fish, chicken, prawns, or mutton and pork. But, very little beef or pork is eaten by the Burmese (Myanmar). Beef because it's considered offensive to most Hindus and Myanmar Buddhists, pork because the nat disapprove many Myanmar Buddhists in fact abstain from eating the flesh of any four-legged animal, and during the Buddhist lent ( in the month of Waso) retreat, may take up a fire – free diet that includes only uncooked vegetables and fruit. Myanmar curries are the mildest in Asia in terms of chilli power, but most cooks do not use chillies much, just a simple " masala" of turmeric, ginger, garlic, salt and onions, mix with peanut oil and shrimp paste. Almost everything is flavoured with "Ngapi" which is salty paste concocted from dried and fermented shrimp of fish, and can be very much an acquired taste.
Myanmar Standard Time (MST) is 6½ hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC). Myanmar is 30 minutes behind Bangkok (Thailand).
Government Offices are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 while Private Offices are open from 9:00 am to 17:00pm (Monday – Friday).
Shops are generally open every day. Bogyoke Market (Scott Market) is close on Mondays and Public Holidays. Markets in Inle Lake region are rotating every 5 days.
Posts and communications
Telecommunication IDD in Myanmar, Myanmar Telephones & fax facilities are available in most Myanmar hotels Yangon and Mandalay but charges are quite expensive for oversea. Internet facilities are now available at many Myanmar hotels and Myanmar local businesses in Yangon and Mandalay for your Myanmar travel.
Electric current is usually at 220 Volts A/C. Various plug sockets are in use. Better hotels supply adaptors and transformers for 110V equipment.
Do not eat raw vegetables' only eat fruits that you can peel or cut yourself. Be aware of eating food from street stalls. Use insect repellent to keep from malaria, dengue fever and do also at bay. Use sunscreen literally when exposed to the intense, tropical sun. Burmese cuisine uses rice or noodles as staple dishes, usually served with a variety of side dishes: curries with meat or fish, vegetables, salads, soup, condiments etc. Curries tend to be less chili-hot than Thai versions. Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurants are also found in major cities, but European cuisine is mostly confined to major hotels at present. Recommend only Purified drinking bottled water is available everywhere in Myanmar. Only Bottled water is readily available and some Myanmar hotels provide complimentary. You can buy bottled water anywhere in Yangon and Big cities in Myanmar.
Myanmar is divided into seven divisions and seven states, with each of the seven states named after one of the country’s main national groups: Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. These national groups are subdivided into more than 130 distinct ethnicities with their own cultures and dialects. At 65 percent, the Bamar make up the majority of the population.
Religion around 89% of Myanmar are Buddhist. The Mon was the first people in Myanmar to practice Theravada Buddhism, from India. According to the traditional history, King Anawrahta of Bagan adopted Buddhism in 1056. The Pyu and Mon kingdoms of the first unillennium were Buddhist.
Myanmar is situated in the tropical zone of the world map. There are three distinct in Myanmar, summer season , rainy season and cold season. The period of mid- February to mid- June is summer season. From mid-June to mid- October is rainy season and from mid-October to mid- February is cool season.Annual rain fall in the delta area is approximately 98.5 inches in measurement. In central Myanmar region is less than 39.5 inches. In northern part of Myanmar is the coolest, with average temperature of 21 ˚C (70 ˚F) and delta area has an average maximum temperature of 32 ˚C (89.6 ˚F). The Best time to visit Myanmar ; Stating from mid-October to mid-March).
This is a common concern, but Myanmar is incredibly safe. Myanmar has a functioning police force and a civilized, friendly population. Your entire trip will have the luxury of a private vehicle, a driver, and a personal tour guide. In case of an emergency situation, you will also have our emergency number and your country Embassy number all the time. Should you run into any problems, you can always call and we will do our best to resolve the issue.
We provide each customer with an emergency number for your Myanmar trip. Please contact this number in the case of any emergency No .+95 9 450065900. A specially trained representative will determine the best course of action and will notify our main office of the problem and resolve it for you in a timely manner.