Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Myanmar are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Myanmar read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Myanmar.
The best time to visit most of Myanmar is from November to February as it is neither too hot to walk around due to the cool breeze that blows in. March to May, on the other hand, are boiling hot, especially in the plains near Bagan and Mandalay.
The government of Myanmar requires British passport holders to have a visa for entry into the country. You can get a visa from the Myanmar Embassy in London or online.
The official currency of Myanmar is the Burmese kyat.
The country's highlands are home to elephants, rhinoceros, wild buffalo, wild boars as well as various deer species. Myanmar also houses varying monkey species including gibbons. Reptiles that are found in Myanmar include crocodiles, pythons, cobras and geckos.
Tea leaf salad is the most popular Myanmar food. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, nuts and peas. The dish can be a snack, an appetizer or, coupled with a plate of rice.
The Burmese language is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Myanmar where it is an official language and the language of the Bamar people, the country's principal ethnic group.
The currency in Myanmar is the Burmese kyat. Tips are very common in Asia, but not generally in Myanmar. For waiters, luggage porters, maids, bus drivers, taxi drivers and tour guide gratuities are a nice addition to their meager wages.
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What is the time difference in Myanmar?
The time difference is 6.5 hours
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Myanmar with this Myanmar Guidebook .