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Myanmar

YANGON

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Yangon Airport
As soon as you exit immigration at Yangon Airport, you have to buy K1656 worth of foreign exchange certificate (FEC).
Departure tax: MMK33

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

3 1/4 hours

Visa

Required for HK passport and Hong Kong Certificate of Identity( CI ) holders.
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Customs allowance

2 cartons of cigarettes, 100 cigars
2 bottles of liquor
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Currency

Myanmar Kyat (MMK)
Approximately MMK10 = HK$13.32=US$1.7095
Foreign Exchange Certificate
All arrivals are required to exchange US$300 for Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC) which are equivalent to US dollars. The certificataes are accepted by hotels, tourist restaurants and as payment of admission fees at museums and pagodas. US dollars are accepted beyond the initial US$300 may be re-coverted to US dollars upon departure at the airport.
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Time Zone

GMT: + 6.5
Difference from Hong Kong: - 1.5

Transportation

Domestic flights
Bus
Pick-up trucks with benches
Railway

Tourist Attraction

Shwedagon Pagoda
Sule Pagoda
Botataung Pagoda
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
Kandawgyi Lakes

Weather

Myanmar enjoys a tropical climate with three distinct seasons: the cool, dry winter from November to Feburary; the unpleasantly hot summer from March to May; and the wet, humid monsoon from June to October.
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official Languages: Burmese
Language of Business and Administration: Burmese, also Karen, Chin, Shan and Kachin dialects, some English in the cities.

Electricity

230 volts, 50 hertz

Emergency Number

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