Travel Advice Myanmar | Travel Tips|

What to wear, money matters and more Myanmar travel advice! At Pyala, we have gathered all the information, so you can read about all things practical.

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Money matters

The Myanmar currency is called “Kyat”.  Visitors can purchase Kyat at authorized money changers around Myanmar. The biggest denomination is 10000 Kyat. Credit cards and Travelers checks are not widely accepted in Myanmar, except at some major hotels, restaurants and big shopping malls.

In most cities you will find ATM's nowadays, where you could withdraw Kyat. At the money changers you can exchange US dollars, euros, Great Britain pounds or Singapore dollars for Kyat.
What to wear?

Shorts, short skirts or revealing clothing are not appropriate especially when visiting temples or any religious site. Myanmar follows Buddhist culture and improper dress can be offensive. Our advice is to dress with respect for the local culture. Lightweight, easy to carry clothes of cotton and cool fabrics are ideal all year round. A thick sweater or jacket and socks may be needed in the cool season when visiting up country. Especially around Inle Lake and Kalaw, the weather can drop to almost freezing temperatures during the night. Wear sensible walking shoes which can be easily removed when required. Sandals, thongs or flip-flops (available locally) are convenient footwear.

Mobile phones that operate with a roaming system work in Myanmar. However, you should keep in mind that calling costs are very high. A cheaper option is to buy a local SIM card which can cost up to . Of course, you have to add money on the SIM card to make domestic and international calls.

Today, all hotels in the tourist resorts have WIFI so you can use your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Please note that the connection is not always good and can be slow. Internet cafes can be found in Yangon, Mandalay and tourist places.
Time Difference

The time difference between Myanmar and Central European Time is 4,5 hours (in the summer). During the winter there is a 5,5 hours time difference.