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MYANMAR Information

myanmarMyanmar Weather and Climate

A monsoon climate with three main seasons. The hottest period is between February and May, with little or no rain. Rainy season exists from May to October and dry, cooler weather from October to February.

Required Clothing

  • Lightweight cottons and linens throughout most of the year are required. A light raincoat or umbrella is needed during the rainy season. Warmer clothes are advised for coolest period and some evenings. 
  • Tropical monsoon, cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest Monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast Monsoon, December to April)

Currency 

  • Kyat is the currently of Myanmar. Major credit card such as Visas and American Express are accepted in major hotel and a few restaurants only.Â

Visa Information:

Tourist visa

  • A valid Passport with Entry Visa is required of all visitors.
  • A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14 days.
  • Overland entry is permitted for Thai tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Tachileik, ThreePagodaPass, Myawaddy and Kawthaung check points along Myanmar-Thai Border; and for Chinese tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Lweje, Nam Kham, Muse , Kyukoke, Kwanlong, Mont Lar along Myanmar-China Border.

Business Visa

  • A valid passport with Entry visa is required for all businessmen, applicable at Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad. A Business Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a case-by-case basis. Visa on Arrival is granted on prior arrangement with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Visa On Arrival

  1. Myanmar Visa VOA (visa on arrival) is for tourists.
  2. Tour itinerary must be mentioned. Tentative tour program and more importantly hotels must be mentioned and authority concerned will check if hotel booking is genuine. There are official hotels with their rates are mentioned at the bottom of this page for convenience.
  3. Visa application can also be submitted at Myanmar Embassy nearest to your location. Officials at the embassies are more than happy to process your tourist visa. Please see a complete list of Myanmar Embassy and Consular offices at the bottom.
  4. It is necessary to send us your photo by email, fax or by post.
  5. Rates for Tourist Visa is 25US$ for 1 person and to pay on arrival, plus Company Service Charges + Documentation Fees.
  6. The information of the clients as follows is necessary:
    1. Clients full name and Passport numbers.
    2. Date of issue and place of issue.
    3. Date of expire.
    4. Father’s name.
    5. Date of Birth and place of birth.
    6. Occupation.
    7. Home address.
    8. Nationality.
    9. 2 recent photos size photographs.
    10. Countries for passport valid.
    Visa-on-arrival takes about 10 working days but sometimes it took 3 days.

How to Apply Visa for entering Myanmar

***Please see http://www.MyanmarTravelsAndTours.com

Visa Extension

  1. Fill in the Extension form.
  2. If you are sure you will be need Visa Extension before you arrive, you can give us the form, your original passport and 2 photos and USD 50 for 2 weeks extension.
  3. If you are not sure, print out this form and call us at 204020 when you are in Yangon. We will collect Recommendation for your hotel the form, passport, 2 photos and 50 USD for 2 weeks extension.
  4. For Visa 1st one must obtain a letter of endorsement from Ministry of Hotel & Tourism and then submit to Ministry of Immigration. It will take at least 2 days and max 5 days to get Tourist Visa extended.
  5. If you home any Further Question Please refer to our FAQ section or send us an e-mail. 

A visa to Myanmar is issued for 28 days, costs 20USD and the passport has to be valid for at least 6 more months.

Airport Tax

  • USD10.00 for international departures

Tourist Attractions:

Yangon

  • Yangon is the capital of Myanmar. The city center has a distinctly Victorian atmosphere and is watched over by the Shwedagon Pagoda, towering above the city. Located on a hill and accessibly by four stairways, the Shwedagon is considered one of South East Asia’s greatest religious architectural marvels.
  • Sites not to be missed
  • Sule Pagoda, National Museum, Glass Factory, Myanmar Gems Museum and Gems Mart, Scottâ™s Market, Shwedagon.

Kyaikhtiyo

  • This particular pagoda is located precariously on a cliff of the mountain and it is a most interesting site not only for tourists but also for local pilgrims.Â

Bagan

  • With its over 5000 temple ruins lying in a great curve of the Irrawaddy River, Bagan offers you the unique experience of being able to see different architectural styles of temple construction throughout the ages. Experience the sunset from the platfrom of a temple. The view of the 1000 year old temples and pagodas in reddish brick and white plaster on the vast plain of Bagan will delight you.
  • Sites not to be missed
  • Ananda Temple, ManuhaTemple, NanpayaTempleShanStatePindayaCave, InleLake

Mandalay 

  • The city is situated 680 km North of Yangon. It was the last capital of the Burmese monarchy, and it is the center of arts and crafts such as gold leaf making, stone and wood carving and bronze casting. It is also the location of the International Buddhist Learning Center.
  • Sites not to be missed
  • Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill, Shwezigon Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda.

Bago 

  • Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Buddha,
  • Shwesandaw Pagoda, Myasigon Pagoda

Mawlamyine 

  • It is located on the bank of Thanlwin (Salween) River 270 km southeast of Yangon.
  • A hilly ridge above the city offers panoramic views over the harbor and the beautiful countryside.
  • The ridge is topped with monasteries and shrines. Walk along Strand Road for a glimpse of the impressive Kaladan Mosque, built during the colonial era for Indians sent to work for the British in Mawlamyine (formally know as Moulmein).
  • It was the capital of British Burma, after the first Anglo-Burmese War 1824 AD.