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Solo Traveler’s Guide To Myanmar

If Myanmar is included in your bucket list then it is a must that you have the ultimate guide on how to visit this beautiful country. Before you purchase a ticket or book a hotel in Yangon Myanmar, you must know that a visa is required in order to enter the country of Myanmar. The good news is that you don’t have to go to an embassy of Myanmar in order to obtain one but you can get an e-visa online. For only $50, you will be able to stay at the country for a maximum of 28 days period.

In order to get to Myanmar, their main gateway is the Yangon airport which welcomes international flights coming from airports including Singapore, China, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Chiang Mai and Hong Kong. If you are going through Mandalay airport, the only international flight available is via Bangkok.

Unlike other countries in Southeast Asia that offer cheap packages for hotel accommodations, a hotel in Yangon Myanmar is not cheap because of the limited establishments. Therefore it is recommended to book ahead of your travel dates in order to get the cheapest price possible.

Myanmar’s local currency is called Kyat but it is common to see establishments accepting US dollars and other common international currencies. They also accept credit cards. It is important that the foreign currency you re exchanging into Kyat must be in excellent condition because they are known to reject notes that are creased or dirty.

If you have travelled to other South East Asian nations before like Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, you may be surprised that Myanmar is the most expensive. It is important to have enough money when visiting the country.

For your transportation options, you can either catch a taxi every time or get your own private car which is better. Remember that gas is quite expensive in Myanmar thus going around from your hotel in Yangon Myanmar to tourists spots is not that cheap. It is estimated that a taxi ride will cost 1,000 Kyat for every kilometer while a private car will cost between $5 and $7 per hour.