Myanmar, the country known as the Thousand Temples, is indeed worth visiting. With the many temples and beautiful shapes, you will feel like you’re in a fairyland. If you plan to go there shortly, make sure you pay attention to the tips below.
Book your hotel in Myanmar in advance
Hotels that are common to be fully occupied during the holiday season. Likewise, in Myanmar. Booking a hotel for at least a month before the day you arrive in Myanmar is highly recommended. Unless you have a big budget, you can order at any time. If you are confused about where to stay, Hotel Yangon, Mercure Yangon Kaba Aye, could be the right choice. Located 10 km from the airport and in the city center, this hotel offers easy access for those of you who want to travel to other destinations.
Use local currency
Be sure to use local currency. Myanmar’s currency is called Kyat. The exchange rate is around 1,350 Kyats per US dollar. If you vacation in Myanmar, at least bring as much as $ 100 or 135,000 Kyat. Myanmar has only a few ATMs in several places. The money mentions above is enough for 3-4 days of your trip to tourist destinations, such as Lake Inle in the Shan District.
Buy a local SIM card for your cellphone
Some travelers complained of WIFI services that were not satisfactory. The wifi is often difficult to access and seems slow. However, you don’t need to worry. Cellular service providers in Myanmar are quite satisfying. Many shops in Myanmar sell SIM cards such as Ooredoo, MPT, and Telenor. It costs around $ 15 for 10GB 4G. 4G services can be accessed in the city center. Still, if you are outside the city like mountains, you might experience signal loss.
Wake up early
In Myanmar, the nightlife is hard to be found. You better sleep faster and getting up soon. Usually, in New Bagan, during certain events, air balloons are floating around tourist temples. You can also ride a hot air balloon. It costs around 526059 Kyats.
Hopefully, the tips above help you prepare yourself before visiting Myanmar