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Myanmar

  • General Information



    Official Name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
    Population:60.3 million
    Capital City: Naypyidaw, population 9.25 million 
    People:Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
    Language:Burmese
    Currency:Burmese kyat (MMK)
    Time Zone: GMT +6.30 Hours
    International Dialing Code: +95

  • People & Language

    The origins of the Myanmar people Officially 135 ethnic groups comprise Myanmar people. About 70 percent of the population is descended from the Myanmar, also pronounced as Mranma, Burmese or Bama, who arrived from Central Asia and Tibet around the tenth century. Apart from the Chinese and Indians, most minority ethnic groups live mainly in the hills. The hills peoples' lifestyles and languages are distinct. Some are Buddhists or Christians, but many still adhere to their traditional practices of worshiping local spirits.

    Myanmar language The Myanmar language, Burmese, belongs to the Tibeto-Myanmar language group of the Sino-Tibetan family. Like Thai, Vietnamese, and Mandarin, Myanmar (Burmese) is a tonal language.

    The linguistic relativity between Myanmar, Rakhine, Intha, Danu and Dawei are as distinct as it sounds. According to a historian, Major Ba Shin, Intha were in the same group when Maran people migrated probably from Nanzhao. Before they came down to the central plain around Kyauk-se, a small group left behind in the present Inle lake and later called themselves Intha. Danu are another splinter group who have settled down in the Shan Hill along with Intha. The Rakhine accent (Arakanese) is most reminiscent of archaic Myanmar language, especially in its usage of the [r] sound, which has become a [j] sound in standard Myanmar language. Dialects in Tanintharyi Division (such as Beik) often reduce the intensity of the glottal stop. The Dawei dialect has preserved the [-l-] medial, which is only found in Old Myanmar transcriptions. Dialects of Akha, Lahu and Lisu from the vicinity of Kyaing Tong (formerly Kengtung) are also related to Myanmar-Lolo languages, though they are not mutually intelligible to Myanmar speakers.
  • Land & History

    The land of Myanmar: With an area of 676,577 square kilometers (261,228 square miles), Myanmar is the largest country in the South East Asian peninsula - almost three times the size of Britain. In the north and east it borders on China, Laos and Thailand, and in the west on Bangladesh and India while the southern coast lies on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Today the country has a population of 53 millions people, neighboring Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, India and China. Apart from a 1,400-mile-long (2,252-km) coastline, it is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped ring mountains that forms a natural border of almost 4,000 miles (6,436km) with its neighbors. The main rivers are the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy), Chindwin, Thanlwin (Salween). and Sittaung. The lower portion of the Ayeyarwady valley was hit by a devastating cyclone, Nargis, in 2008.

    In History:
    From Burma to the Union of Myanmar. From Rangoon to Naypyidaw.
    The first unified Burmese state was founded in the 11th Century and since then it has withstood invasions by the Mongols, the British and the Japanese. After a period of democracy following the Second World War, a military coup took place which has defined the character of its government ever since. In 1989 Burma was officially renamed of the Union of Myanmar. Many Burmese opposition groups continued to use the name 'Burma' as they do not recognize the legitimacy of the ruling military government nor its authority to rename the country. At the same time the former capital Rangoon became Yangon. Now the capital city is being replaced altogether.

    A new seat of government
    In November 2005 the military junta began relocating the seat of government to Naypyidaw, a remote area near the town of Pyinmana. Beyond the new names and relocations the country's harsh military regime remains unchanged. The Burmese leader Senior General Than Shwe and his army stand accused of gross human rights abuses. These include the forcible relocation of civilians and widespread use of forced labour. The government has invited the world's media to report on the unveiling of Naypyidaw - a rare insight into the country for Western journalists. Burma experts have largely been at a loss to explain the move. There is speculation that the decision has been taken for military reasons, and that the army would prefer to defend itself from an inland position. Some think the decision has been made on the advice of fortune-tellers, as Than Shwe is known to be highly superstitious. Another explanation is that, in building a fortress from scrap, the generals hope to make their already secretive regime even harder to scrutinise.
  • Climate & Weather

    Myanmar Climate is a tropical monsoon type. The wet period stretches from May to late October. During this time, strong winds blow into Myanmar from the southwest, bringing thunderstorms with heavy rain almost every day. Western Rakhine State, southern Bago, Ayeyarwady, and the Tanintharyi coast recieve about 120-200 inches of rainfall a year. The central plain, however, surrounded by mountains, receives only about 20-40 inches annually. During the cool, dry season, which lasts from November to February, temperatures average about 70-80° Fahrenheit (21-27° Celsius). The hottest and driest months are March and April, when humidity is high and temperatures may exceed 110°F (43° C). Myanmar's climate also varies with altitude. Highland areas experience cooler temperatures - the northern mountain peaks even see snow between November and January.
  • Currency

    Myanmar currency is known as "Kyat" which comprises 100 pyas.
    *** Notes : Kyats 1000, Kyats 500, Kyats 200, Kyats 100, Kyats 90, Kyats 50, Kyats 45, Kyats 20, Kyats 15, Kyats 10, Kyats 5, Kyat 1.
    *** Coins : Kyats 100, Kyats 50, Kyats 10, Kyats 5, Kyat 1, Pya 50, Pya 25, Pya 10, Pya 5, Pya 1.
    Visitors can change their dollars into FEC (Foreign Exchange Certificate which is equal to US Dollars), and then can change their FEC legally into Kyat at the real market rate at licensed money changer shops.
    Not only travelers checks are NOT normally accepted and are difficult to transact but also Myanmar’s ATMs don’t accept international cards. Travelers are advised to bring US Dollars in cash (small denomination notes). British Pounds, French Frances, German Deutsh Marks and other currencies are difficult to change. Bring US Dollars cash. Major hotels and a few restaurants will accept credit cards.
  • Time

    Time zone: GMT/UTC + 6.5hours
    Airlines normally open at 09:00 till 16:00, Monday through Friday and 09:00to 12:00 at Saturday and Sunday for reservation purpose only.
    Government offices open at 09:00 till 16:30, Monday through Friday.
    Most private offices open at 09:00 till 17:00, Monday through Friday and 09:30 till 12:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Public Holidays

    DateEnglish Name
    January 1stNew Year’s Day
    January 4thIndependence Day
    February 12thUnion Day
    March 2ndPeasant’s Day
    March 2ndTabaung (based on full moon)
    March 27thArmed Forces Day
    April 13th-16thThingyan Festival
    April 17thMyanmar New Year
    May 1thWorld workers Day
    April 30thKason (based on full moon)
    July 9thWaso (based on full moon)
    July 19thMartyr’s Day
    October 6thThidigyut (based on full moon)
    November 4thTasaunmone (based on full moon)
    November 14thNational Day
    December 19thKaren New Year
    December 25thChristmas Day

  • Internet & Mobile phone

    Email & Internet in Myanmar: Like all other nations in South East Asia, people in Myanmar are also enjoying the internet access to the world. Internet has become part of the daily life of some of the Burmese living in the large cities. However, the speed of the internet in Myanmar is usually quite slow, individual access is also quite expensive and mostly available to major cities. Apart from Yangon and Mandalay, most other cities in Myanmar have to rely on ipStar satellite link for internet access. Broadband is only available to Yangon and Mandalay, and dial up, although available in other cities and towns using the telephone line, is painfully slow and disconnection is too frequent.

    Mobile phone in Myanmar: Though mobile phones are once a symbol of higher class people - it was as expensive as US$ 3000 per SIM before, nowadays, one time prepaid SIM cards could be easily bought as low as US$ 20 per card for the travelers. Myanmar use CDMA450, CDMA800, WCDMA and GSM900 network systems. International roaming is not available yet till this website is updated. Travelers could buy US$ 20 worth prepaid GSM SIM cards easily at the phone shops or on arrival at the Yangon airport. The card costs 25,000 kyat and this will give you $20 USD worth of credit. You can check you balance by dialling *124# and your balance will be given in US cents. Call costs are 30 cents a minute to make a local call, 90 cents a minute for an International call, 5 cents a minute when receiving an incoming call and 5 cents to send a SMS.
  • Arrival at Airport

    No problem, do not be worried!
    Your arrival at Yangon or Mandalay is like everywhere:
    - Checkin your passport and visa.
    - You get your luggage.
    - The custom check your luggage.
    - You leave the airport.

    Change:
    You have 2 stand just after the Immigration and before the bagage claim.
    DO NOT change money (to get kyat) at these places. The rate is 2 times lower than any other place.

    Taxi
    - If you miss our car, use the taxis stand inside the airport after you clear the custom control. No meter, so do not forget to negotiate (a lot) and bring the exact address of the hotel (or a map).

    Airport tax and Customs Declaration
    Airport Embarkation Tax: Airport Tax is levied on all passengers leaving Myanmar on international flights: US$10 & paid at the airport of departure.

    Exempt:Transit passengers who continue their journey by the same aircraft, 2) Crew members on duty.
    Import regulations:
    Free import:
    - 400 cigarettes;
    - 250g tobacco;
    - 2 litres of alcoholic liquor;
    - 150ml of perfume;
    - Electrical and electronic goods not more than UDD 500.- in value;
    - Portable video camera, HD camera or DV camera and 1 spare (set) battery.
     
    Additional Information on regulations:
    Nationals of Myanmar will be able to bring back into the country any jewellery that was permitted to be exported by the Central Bank of Myanmar. All foreigners must declare any jewellery with Customs upon arrival.
    Animal products or animal feed must be submitted for inspection to the Airport Animal Quarantine Counter. Any product found to be not of standard quality or containing harmful pathogens or toxins will be confiscated and/or destroyed.
    It is prohibited to import host plants of pests and soil. Any plants or plant products (seeds, bulbs, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables) require a Phytosanitary Certificate must be delacred at the Plant Quarantine Counter.

    Export regulations:
    Gem stones (set or unset), jewellery, silverware or handicraft purchased in Myanmar will only be allowed upon production of a special cash memo or receipt issued by authorized dealers.

    Pets:
    Pets may accompany passenger provided they are accompanied by a health certificate and must be declared for inspection at the Airport Animal Quarantine Counter. For cats and dogs the health certificate must confirm the animal has been vaccinated against rabies at least one month prior to arrival date.

    Baggage Clearance regulations:
    Baggage is cleared at the international airport in Myanmar.

    Currency rules
    Currency Import regulations:
    Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
    Foreign currencies: unlimited. However, nationals of Myanmar must declare all foreign currency upon arrival on a Foreign Exchange Decalration (FED) Form. Foreigners must declare amounts exceeding USD 2,000.- (or equivalent) upon arrival on a FED Form. Additionally, all foreign currency declared must be deposited at an authorized dealer bank within 3 months of arrival.
    Currency Export regulations:
    Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
    Foreign currencies:
    - Nationals of Myanmar: any reasonable amount, with prior approval;
    - Foreign nationals: any currency held, provided holding proof of ownership.
  • Food & Drink

    Myanmarese cuisine The food in Myanmar reflects strong Chinese, Indian and Mon influences, yet retains a unique flavour. A regular Myanmar meal revolves around rich, curried fish or meat, soup, cooked vegetables and salad.
    Some of the popular dishes include Mohinga, rice noodles in a strong fish soup; Oh-no khauk swe, rice noodles, chicken and coconut milk; and Lethok son, a spicy vegetable and rice salad. Most restaurants across the country serve free tea, the locally preferred drink.
  • Hospital & Emergency Call

    Hospital
    Australian Embassy Health Clinic
    62, U Wisara Road, Dagon Township, Yangon
    Tel:(1) 531-342

    Central Women’s Hospital 
    Baho Road, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon
    Tel: (1) 221-013/ 222-811

    Children Hospital
    2, Pyihtaungsu Yeiktha Street,
    Dagon Township, Yangon
    Tel:(1) 222-807/8

    Hlaing Thayar General Hospital
    Nyaungdon Street, 6th Quarter, Hlaing Thayar Township, Yangon
    Tel:  (1) 685-297/ 645-031

    Home Medicare Service Clinic
    30, Shwe Taung Tan Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon
    Tel:    (1) 225-791/ 707-748
    Fax:(1) 225-791

    International SOS Clinic
    The New World Inya Lake Hotel, 37, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township, Yangon
    Tel:  (1) 667879
    Fax:(1) 667-866

    New Yangon General Hospital
    Pyay Road, Corner of Bogyoke Aung San Road, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon
    Tel:    (1) 379-109/ 384-493

    Police: 199 
    Fire Brigade:191 
    First Aid: 192

  • Embassies

    CountryForeign Embassy in MyanmarMyanmar Embassy abroadoad
    Australia88, Strand Road, Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 280965, 278307
    Fax : (95 1)275521
    22 Arkana Street, Yarralumla, Act 2600, Canberra
    Tel: (61-2) 62733811

    Fax: (61-2) 62733181This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of Australia: www.myanmarembassycanberra.com
    Email to Embasy of Australia: mecanberra@bigpond.com
    Bangladesh56, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 549656, 549557
    Fax : (95 1) 548745
    No.3, Block-NE(L), Road-84, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212
    Tel: (8802) 9888903, 9896331
    Fax: (8802) 8823740
    Email
    to Embasy of Bangladesh: mynembdk@dhaka.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Belgium
     Boulevard General Wahis 9, 1030 Brussels
    Tel: (32-2) 7019380, 7019381
    Fax: (32-2) 7055048
    Email
    to Embasy of Belgium: mebrussels@skynet.be This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Brazil Shis Ql 07, Conjunto 04, Casa 05, Lago Sul, Cep 71615340, Brasilia-Df
    Tel: (005561) 32483747, 32482374
    Fax: (005561) 33842747
    Email
    to Embasy of Brazil: mebrasilia@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of Brazil: www.myanmarbsb.com
    Brunei Darussalam No.14 Lot 2185/46292 Simpang 212 Jalan Kampong Rimba Gadong
    3385, Post Code Be-3119 P.O.Box 1309 Post Office Gadong 3113
    Tel: (673) 2451960, 2451961
    Fax: (673) 2451963
    Email
    to Embasy of Brunei: myanmar@brunet.bn This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cambodia 181, Preah Norodom Boulevard, Boeung Keng Kang 1, Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh.
    Tel: (855-23) 223761, 223762
    Fax: (855-23) 223763
    Email
    to Embasy of Cambodia: mephnompenh@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Canada 85 Range Road, Suite 902-903, The Sandringham, Ottawa, Ontario Kin 8j6, Canada
    Tel: (1613) 2329990
    Fax: (1613) 2326999
    Email
    to Embasy of Canada: meottawa@rogers.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    China94, Kayaybin Road, DagonTsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 221280, 221281
    Fax : (95 1) 227019
    No 6, Dong'zhi Men Wai Street, Chao Yang District, Beijing, 100600
    Tel: (8610) 65320351 (2 lines)
    Fax: (8610) 65320408
    Email
    to Embasy of China: info@myanmarembassy.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Egypt81, Fydaungsu Yeiktha Road, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 222886, 222887
    Fax : (95 1) 222865
    No.24, Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo 11211
    Tel: (00202) 27362644, 27363123
    Fax: (00202) 27357712
    Email
    to Embasy of Egypt: embassy-myanmar@access.com.eg This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    France102, Fydaungsu Yeiktha Road, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 282122, 282418
    Fax : (95 1) 287759
    No.60, Rue De Courcelles, 75008 - Paris
    Tel: (330) 156881590, 156881591
    Fax: (330) 145621330
    Email
    to Embasy of France: me-paris@wanadoo.fr This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Germany32, Natmauk Street, Bahan Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 548951, 548952
    Fax : (95 1) 548899
    Thielallee 19, 14195 Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany
    Tel: (0049-30) 2061570
    Fax: (0049-30) 20615720
    Email
    to Embasy of Germany: info@botschaft-myanmar.de This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    India545-547, Merchant Street, Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 282550, 282552
    Fax : (95 1) 289562
    3/50 F, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
    Tel: (009111) 24678822, 24678823
    Fax: (009111) 24678824
    Email
    to Embasy of India: myandelhi@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of India: http://menewdelhi.editboard.com
    Indonesia100, Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Road, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 281714, 281358
    Fax : (95 1) 282675
    109, Jl. Haji Agus Salim, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
    Tel: (62-21) 3158908, 3159095
    Fax: (62-21) 3160079
    Email
    to Embasy of Indonesia: myanmar@cbn.net.id This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Israel
    49, Pyay Road, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 222290, 222291



     
    12th Floor, Textile Center, Building 2, Kaufaman Street,
    Tel-Aviv 68012 Israel
    Tel: (972-3) 5170760, 5163364
    Fax: (972-3) 5163512
    Email
    to Embasy of Israel: myanmar@zahav.net.il This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Italy3, Inya Myaing Road, Golden Valley, Bahan Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 527100,527101
    Fax : (95 1) 533670
    Via Della Camilluccia, 551 Cap 00135 Roma, Italy
    Tel: (0039-06) 36303753, 36304056
    Fax: (0039-06) 36298566
    Email
    to Embasy of Italy: meroma@tiscalinet.itThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Japan100, Natmauk Road, Bahan Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 549644, 549645
    Fax : (95 1) 549643
    8-26, 4-chome, Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo 140-0001Japan
    Tel: (81-3) 34419044, 34419292
    Fax: (81-3) 34477394
    Email
    to Embasy of Japan: contact@myanmar-embassy-tokyo.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of Japan: www.myanmar-embassy-tokyo.net
    Korea97, University Avenue, Bahan Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 527142, 527143
    Fax : (95 1) 532630
    723-1, 724-1, Hannam-Dong,Yongsan-Ku, Seoul, 140-210, Republic of Korea
    Tel: (82-2) 7903814, 7903815, 7903816
    Fax: (82-2) 7903817
    Email
    to Embasy of Korea: myanmar@kotis.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of Korea: www.myanmar-embassy-seoul.com
    Kuwait Villa No. 28, St 44, Block 5, Al-Zahra Area, Kuwait City, State of Kuwait
    Tel: (965) 25240736
    Fax: (965) 25240749
    Email
    to Embasy of Kuwait: myankuwait11@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You needJavaScript enabled to view it.
    LaosA-1, Diplomatic Quarters, Tawwin St, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 9519482
    Fax : (95 1) 227446
    Lao-Thai Road, Watnak Village, Sisattanak District, P.O Box 11,
    Vientiane, Lao, P.D.R.
    Tel: (856-21) 314910, 314911, 353491
    Fax: (856-21) 314913
    Email
    to Embasy of Laos: mevlao@laotel.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Malaysia82, Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Road, Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 220248, 220249, 990251, 220230
    Fax : (95 1) 221840
    8(C), Jalanampang Hillir, 55000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Tel: (603) 42514455, 42515595, 42516355
    Fax: (603) 42513855
    Email
    to Embasy of Malaysia: mekl@tm.net.my This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Nepal16, Natmauk Yeiktha Lane, Tamwe Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 550633, 553168
    Fax : (95 1) 549803
    Nakkhu Height, Ward No. 4/Ga, Sainbu Bhaisepati, Lautpur, Kathmandu, P.O. Box. 2437, Nepal
    Tel: (009771) 5592774
    Fax: (009771) 5592776
    Email
    to Embasy of Nepal: myanmaremb@witnk.com.np This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    PakistanA-4, Diplomatic Quarters, Pyay Road, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 222881, 222882
    Fax : (95 1) 221147
    House 273, Street 6, F-10/3, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Tel: (0092-51) 2114148, 5877497
    Fax: (0092-51) 2114149
    Email
    to Embasy of Pakistan: Mo@myanmarembislamabat.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of Pakistan: www.myanmarembislamabad.com
    Philippines50, Pyay Road, 6 1/2-Mile, Hiaing Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 664024, 664012
    Fax : (95 1) 524084
    8th Floor, Gervasia Corporate Center, 152 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Tel: (0063-2) 8931944, 8123644
    Fax: (0063-2) 8928866
    Email
    to Embasy of Philipines: me.manila@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Russian Federation38, Sagawa Road, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 241955, 289730
    Fax : (95 1) 241953
    41-B, Nikitskaya (Gertsena), Moscow, Russian Federation
    Tel: (007-495) 6915684, 6915614
    Fax: (007-495) 9561878
    Email
    to Embasy of Russia: myanmarembassy@vipmail.ru This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Saudi Arabia No.5, Al-Kati St, King Fahd Area, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Tel: (966-1) 2293525, 2293523, 2293496
    Fax: (966-1) 2293306
    Email
    to Embasy of Saudi Arabia: meriyadh@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Serbia Kneza Milosa 72, Belgrade 11000, The Republic of Serbia.
    Tel: (381-11) 3619114, 3617 165
    Fax: (381-11) 3614968
    Email
    to Embasy of Serbia: myanbel@sezampro.rs This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Singapore326, Pyay Road, Sangyoung Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 525688, 525700
    Fax : (95 1) 525734
    15, St. Martin's Drive, Singapore 257996.
    Tel: (0065) 67350209 (6) Lines
    Fax: (0065) 67356236
    Email
    to Embasy of Singapore: ambassador@mesingapore.org.sg This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of Singapore: www.mesingapore.org.sg
    South Africa 201 Leyds Street, Arcadia, Pretoria P.O. Box 12121, Queenswood 0121 South Africa
    Tel: (27-12) 3412556, 3412557
    Fax: (27-12) 3412553
    Email
    to Embasy of South Africa: mepretoria@lantic.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of South Africa: www.myanemb-sa.net
    Sri Lanka34, Tawwin Street, Dagon Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 222812
    Fax : (95 1) 221509
    4A, Rosmead Avenue, Rosmead Palace, Colombo 7
    Tel: (94-11) 2681007, 2696440
    Fax: (94-11) 2682052
    Email
    to Embasy of Sri Lanka: mmembcmb@sltnet.lk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Thailand45, Pyay Road, 6 1/2-Mile, Hiaing Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 525670, 533082
    Fax : (95 1) 222784
    132, Sathorn Nua Road, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
    Tel: (662) 2332237, 2340320, 2340278, 2377744, 2337250
    Fax: (662) 2366898
    Email
    to Embasy of Thailand: myanmarembassybkk@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    United Kingdom80, Strand Road, Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 281700, 281702, 281703, 295300, 295306, 295309
    Fax : (95 1) 289566
    19 A, Charles Street, London W1J 5DX United Kingdom
    Tel: (044-207) 4994340, 4937397
    Fax: (044-207) 4097043
    Email
    to Embasy of UK: melondon@btconnect.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    USA581, Merchant Street., Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon
    Phone : (95 1) 282055, 282056
    Fax : (95 1) 280409
    2300 S Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 United States Of America
    Tel: (202) 3323344, 3324350, 3324352
    Fax: (202) 3324351
    Email
    to Embasy of USA: Pyi.Thayar@varizon.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Embasy of USA: www.mewashingtondc.com
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  • Yangon

    Even Naypyidaw is the capital of Myanmar since 2006, but many travelers when thinking of Myanmar just think about Yangon - the old capital of this country. It is located in the south of the country with many beautiful parkland, lakes, splendid temples; and another shwedagon pagoda.
  • Bago

    Bago, former name Pegu, is located 50 miles (80 km) from Yangon. It was once a seaport and the old capital of Myanmar, and now is known as the city of a 1000 golden domes. According to legend, two Mon princes from Thaton founded Bago in 573 CE. They saw a female hamsa (mythological bird) standing on the back of a male hamsa on an island in a big lake. Considered as an auspicious omen, they set up a royal capital called Hanthawaddy there. Thus, the Mons became the first rulers of this country. Bago's golden era started in 1365 when it became the capital of Lower Myanmar. Today Bago is a desired destination with gaudy religious sites. The small city is really bustling with the bicycle, tri-shawl, motorcycle, three-wheel motorcycle and horse-cart. The different religious monuments are remarkable along the main road such as mosque, Hindu temple, Chinese temple, monastery and temple.
  • Mawlamyine

    Mawlamyine is the third largest city in Myanmar after Yangon and Mandalay situated 165 kilometers east of the nation's capital across the Gulf of Mottama at the mouth of the Thanlwin river. It is the capital of Mon State with a population of almost 300,000 people. Formerly known as Moulmein, it was once a thriving teak port and the administrative capital of British Lower Burma. The town's signature landmark is Kyaikthanlan pagoda built in 875 AD and thought to be the site from where Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem, 'The Road to Mandalay'. It's unlikely that Kipling was referring to Mandalay Ward located at the base of Kyaikthanlan pagoda, but rather the 'Mandalay' in central Myanmar.
    The Thanlwin bridge, the longest road and rail bridge in Myanmar is the most prominent landmark in the area. It stretches a distance of 11,000 feet over the Thanlwin river connecting the country's south eastern region with its capital, Yangon.
    Mawlamyine is generally considered to be off the main tourist trail for most travellers to Myanmar but the town does have a charm of its own with its rich history, buildings with colonial style architecture, World War II era wooden buses, and its close proximity to the infamous Siam-Burma "death railway", making it a fascinating place to visit!
  • Mandalay

    Mandalay is the second largest city (after Yangon), and a former capital of Myanmar. The city is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar. The city is centred around the Royal Palace, and has wide lanes filled with bicycles and motorcycles. Mandalay is known for its millionaires, its monks (half of the country's monks reside in Mandalay and surrounding areas), and its cultural diversity.
  • Heho

    Heho is a small town in Kalaw Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State of Myanmar. It is the primary air gateway to tourist areas such as Inle Lake.
  • Inle Lake

    Inle Lake is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma). It ranks among Myanmar’s five tourist attraction which ensures that travelers come here in droves. There are a number of endemic species. Over twenty species of snails and nine species of fish are found nowhere else in the world. Some of these, like the silver-blue scaleless Sawbwa barb; the crossbanded dwarf danio; and the Lake Inle danio, are of minor commercial importance for the aquarium trade. 
  • Bagan

    Bagan (or Pagan) also commonly known as the Bagan Dynasty and the Bagan Empire was the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern-day Burma (Myanmar). Pagan's 250-year rule over the Irrawaddy valley and its periphery laid the foundation for the ascent of Burmese language and culture, the spread of Burman ethnicity in Upper Burma, and the growth of Theravada Buddhism in Burma and in mainland Southeast Asia.