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Location
Myanmar is situated in Southeast Asia and is bordered on the North and Northeast by China, on the East and Southeast by Laos and Thailand, on the South by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, and on the west by Bangladesh and India. It is located between latitudes 09 degree 32 minutes N and 28 degree 31 minute N and Longitudes 92 degree 10 minute E and 101 degree 11 minute E.

Area
The country covers an area of 677000 square kilometers (261,228 square miles) ranging 936 kilometers (581 miles) from East to West and 2051 kilometers (1275 miles) from North to South.


Climate
The climate of Myanmar is dominated by tropical climate with three general seasons.
1) The Rainy Season from mid-June to mid-October with average temperature 25-35 C.
2) The Cool Season (Winter) from mid-October to mid- February with average temperature 20-24 C and Kalaw (South West of Shan State) and Kyaing Tong (Eastern Shan State, day/night time temperature is only around 10 C/ 5 C in Winter.
3) The Hot Season (Summer) from mid-February to mid-June with average temperature 30-40 C.
The best time to visit Myanmar is from October to mid-May.

Time
GMT +6.5 hour

Electricity
220/ 230 Volt AC, 50 Hz
Normally, two pin plugs are available in use.

Food
Myanmar has main rice eating country with meat, fish, vegetable and curry powder dish. Myanmar and Chinese food are available everywhere in the country. European food aer only available in international standard hotels and tourist main destination such as Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay. The popular dish is braised port with brown sauce, chicken with gourd curry and Myanmar rice noodle soup as well as Shan dish.

Travel Insurance
In Myanmar Government Insurance, travel insurance require premium 500 ks for one week travel each unit 5 lakhs kyats and death will enjoy 5 lakhs kyats and injury depends on medical certificate totaling 100 lakhs (equivalent with 10000 USD) for 20 units.

Office Hour
Offices are usually open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 17:00.
Government Banks open from 10:00 until 15:00.

Phone & Internet
Mobile handsets are widely using all part of the country. Internet is available at most of the hotels in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake. Myanmar country code for international call is 95. Country code is mm.

International Airport
The main international airport is located in Yangon and the second international airport is in Mandalay. Yangon international airport code is RGN and Mandalay international airport code is MDL.

International Flight
Yangon has direct air links with Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taipei, Osaka, Chiang Mai, Dacca, Calcutta, Karachi and Kun Ming, etc... The Myanmar Airways International (8M), Thai Airways International (TG), Bangkok Airways (PG), Silk Air (SI), Malaysian Airline (MH), Biman (BG), China Airline, Air Asia, Vietnam Airline and Indian Airline (IC) are all fly to Yangon. Now, more international airline start to operate in Myanmar.

Domestic Flight
Air Mandalay, Air Bagan, Asian Wings, Yangon Airways, Golden Myanmar Airline and Air KBZ are operated throughout Myanmar. There is a 20 kilo limit for baggage per person and excess fees may be charged.

Train
Myanmar railway has delayed and irregular time due to old train. Direct travel to Mandalay, Naypyitaw, Shwe Nyaung, Tharzi, Mawlamyine, Kyaikhto, Ye, Dawei, Pyi, Bagan from Yangon to Myitkyina, Monywa, Lashio, Myingyan, Maddaya from Mandalay to Taunggyi, Loikaw from Naypyitaw to Shwe Nyaung, Yaksauk, Myingyan from Tharzi with ordinary class, sub-upper class, upper class and extra ordinary upper class ticket with sleeping wagon ticket at choice and 3 days prior booking at any railway station city.

Permission
Some of the area are still need to get permission from ministry of Immigration.
Requirement to apply the permission
1) Passport scan of each person
2) Tour program details
3) Guide's CV & Guide's License
4) Application Form
5) Permission Fees

Border Crossing
According to the agreement between the Government of Union of Myanmar and the Government of Kingdom of Thailand, the following area are permitted
1) Tachileik-Mesai
2)Myawaddy-Mesaok
3)Htiki-Funaron
4)Kawthaung-Yanaung

Credit Cards
It can be use at shopping center and hotels. And, ATM maching are available at banks and international hotels in the major destinations such as Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.

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