Travel Tips For Yangon, Myanmar

Good news for Myanmar hotels in Yangon, the country’s opening up to tourists, with more and more people looking to the place as a good destination to visit for a vacation. The Myanmar government made getting a VISA into the country real easy, too, with an online process that only takes a few minutes.

So if you’re looking to visit Yangon sometime soon, here are some travel tips.

Money

  • Naturally, if you’re visiting a foreign city, you’ll want to have the local currency on hand. But on the off-chance you need to get your hands on the local currency and have an accepted foreign currency (like USD), you need to take into account the state of your bills. Any sort of defect, even the smallest ones like tears, or blemishes might get them rejected by the currency exchangers. Keep that in mind.

Climate

  • Of course, any Myanmar hotels in Yangon knows that tourist arrivals fluctuate based on the season, for good reason. Most tourists prefer the cool season in Myanmar, around November to February, when the air is clearest and at its least humid. Great for when you’re visiting, but remember that it’s also when everyone else is visiting. If you can put up with the heat season of March to May, then you can score cheaper accommodations and smaller crowds.

Safety

  • Myanmar’s pretty safe to visit, with a low crime rate on foreigners. Practicing basic safety and common sense will be enough to get you through your stay with little injury. You’ll run into so-call ‘money changers’ and people trying to peddle their wares here and there, but as long as you keep sharp, you’ll be fine. You’ll want to get really good walking footwear and a torch handy, as the roads are less than pristine.

Vaccinations

  • If you’re heading for Myanmar, you’ll want to get vaccinated for the common health problems that plague the country. Now, we’re not saying you’ll get these if you go into the country, but, really, why take the risk?
    • Hepatitis A/B
    • Diphtheria
    • Polio
    • Tetanus
    • Japanese Encephalitis B
    • Rabies
    • Tuberculosis
    • Yellow Fever
    • Typhoid
    • Malaria