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Myanmar FAQs

  • Mandalay Palace aerial shot

What language is spoken in Myanmar?

The official language of Myanmar is Myanmar.

Is English spoken throughout Myanmar?

English is a second language for most residents and is widely spoken throughout the country. 

What currency is used in Myanmar?

The currency used throughout the country is the Burmese kyat. Mastercard and Visa are usually accepted in hotels and services that cater to tourists. 

Do I need a Visa to travel to Myanmar?

Both Canadian and United States passport holders will require a visa to travel to Myanmar. An eVisa can be acquired online prior to departing for your trip.

When is the best time to travel to Myanmar?

The best time to travel to Myanmar is between October and March, after monsoon season, when it is hot during the day and pleasant at night. 

Is there transportation within Myanmar? 

Public buses will only run in larger cities such as Yangon and Mandalay. Taxis and cycle rickshaws can be found throughout the country as local transportation. 

Is Myanmar a family friendly destination?

Myanmar is a lovely destination for families, children will be able to experience local life by cooking traditional foods or making pottery. Residents of the country are incredibly welcoming.  

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