Before your trip to Myanmar, do not forget to do a little research on this interesting country. Equip yourself with essential belongings, visa as well as useful knowledge about the land and people of Myanmar.
Preparation before Visiting Myanmar
1, Myanmar Visa: The Myanmar Tourist Visa allows you 28 days of traveling inside Myanmar after flying into Yangon; the Visa can be extendible for an additional 14 days. A Visa for Myanmar is only valid for three months from the date of issue, so plan your trip accordingly.
2, The Myanmar people are friendly, helpful and polite: The typical Myanmar character is kind and trust worthy.
3, Please learn the basic words of Myanmar language: People will be delighted to meet visitors who are willing to immerse themselves in the language. "Mingalarbar" when meeting each other, "U" (for male) in front of the names for adult persons, "Daw" (for female) in front of the names for adult persons.
4, Please learn the local customs before visiting ethnic minority villages: The people of Myanmar are very diverse; each ethnic minority has their own local customs. For example, when tourists visit Akha villages they should know not to take photos of pregnant women.
5, Myanmar people are delighted when tourists participate in their festivals: It makes Myanmar people very happy and proud of their traditions if they see foreigners participate in their festivals.
6, Spread your wealth, use your money wisely: Tourists should purchase non-precious items at the local market. Licensed stores will give certificates that guarantee the authenticity of the items, whereas unlicensed stores cannot guarantee the authenticity of the items.
7, Myanmar is a cultural destination: Visitors are encouraged to learn about Myanmar’s traditional festivals and ceremonies.
8, All foreign visitors must have a visa issued by the Embassy or Consulate Myanmar and must be valid at the time of entry and exit.
9, Myanmar is a developing country where medicines are imported, so you should bring your necessary medicines.
10, You should remember to bring the formal clothes and lightweight, easily removed shoes in order to visit temples.