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Travel information for Myanmar at a glance

Where is Myanmar located?

Myanmar, also known as Burma or Burma, is located in Southeast Asia. It borders India and Bangladesh to the west, China to the north, and Laos and Thailand to the east.

The Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal extend on the south side of the country.

How big is Myanmar?

At 676,578 square kilometers, Myanmar is almost twice the size of Germany.

How many people live in Myanmar?

About 52 million people live in Myanmar.

What is the capital of Myanmar?

The capital of Myanmar is Naypyidaw (also spelled Nay Pyi Taw). The city has only existed since 2002 and has been the capital since 2005.

Naypyidaw is a planned city that was only built to move the business of government away from the previous capital Yangon (also known as Rangoon). A little over 1 million people currently live in Naypyidaw.

Myanmar's largest city is Yangon, which is home to over 5 million people, and over 7 million in the metropolitan area.

What languages ​​do they speak in Myanmar?

Over a hundred different languages ​​and dialects are spoken in Myanmar. The official language is Burmese, which is the mother tongue of over two thirds of the population.

In addition to Burmese, however, several other languages ​​are spoken: for example Shan, which is closely related to Thai, the language of the Rohingya population, which is derived from Indian, and various languages ​​and dialects such as Chin, Mon-Khmer and Kachin.

English was the language of the wealthy, urban upper class during the British colonial era, but was banned after the military revolution. Today, English is hardly spoken outside of the tourist centers.

How is the Time Change in Myanmar?

Myanmar is in Myanmar Time (MMT). The time change to Germany is +5: 30 hours. There is no change to daylight saving time.

How do I get to Myanmar?

There are currently no direct flights from Germany to Myanmar. There are 3 international airports in the country, with almost all visitors arriving in Yangon.

From Germany, the journey by plane and a stopover takes about 13 to 16 hours.

Alternatively, you can combine your journey with a stay in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok or Singapore. B. get cheap to Myanmar with AirAsia.

When is the best time to visit Myanmar?

The best and most popular travel time for Myanmar is between November and February. At this time it is less humid and hot, and it also rains a lot less.

But if you want to avoid the high season, the pre-season is ideal, from mid-September. It can still rain for a few more days, but you get cheaper accommodation and it's not that full yet.

What is the currency called in Myanmar?

In Myanmar you pay with Myanmar Kyat (MMK). One euro corresponds to 1600 kyat.

What documents do I need to enter Myanmar?

To enter Myanmar, you need a valid passport that is valid for six months after your trip.

With this passport you have to apply for a visa for Myanmar before starting your trip - this can now also be done online. The Myanmar eVisa costs $ 50.

Alternatively, there is also the normal Myanmar tourist visa, which you can apply for at the embassy in Berlin for 25 euros. A Myanmar visa is valid for 90 days, so you have to enter within the three months.