Buddhism in Myanmar

Fast Facts


Myanmar shares a total of 5858 km of international borders with Bangladesh and India on the North-West, China on the North-East, Laos on the East and Thailand on the South-East. It has a total length of 2832 km of coastlines. The country stretches 2090 km from North to South and 925 km from East to West at its widest points. The official name is the Union of Myanmar.



Myanmar has a tropical climate with three general seasons, the rainy season, the cool season and the hot season. The rainy season is from mid-May to mid-October; the cool season from mid-October to mid-February to and the hot season from mid-February to mid-May before the rains begin. The best time to visit Myanmar is from mid-October to mid-May during open season.


When you plan to bring some electronic devices, make sure that these work with our domestic power A.C 220 - 250V 50Hz.The Power Line is 440V.

Duty-Free Shops

For visitors’ convenience, there are Duty-Free Shops in the airport arrival and departure lounges. Allowance is 2 Litres of liquor, 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars and ½ litre of perfumes.

Airport Facilities

1) Airport Departure Tax
Departure tax is US$ 10 per person. It is advisable to reconfirm International flights going out the country. The flights schedules may change due to weather conditions.

2) Limousine Services
For transfer from airport to hotel, taxis and limousines are available at the Airport Tourist Information Service. Licensed travel agencies and private hotels / guest houses have their own limousines for hire. There are many Highway Express Services running all over the country. If you have already contacted a travel agent, then they can also provide you with the Airport transfer too.



International Driving Permit required which must be presented to the authorities to endorse or issue a Visitor license.

Medical Treatment

If any tourist gets sick in spite of all the precautions, many hospitals can cater for foreigners medical needs. Some are as follows :

  1. SOS Assistance
    Inya Lake Hotel, 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
    Tel: (95-1) 66787, 667879

  2. Kandawgyi Clinic
    Natmauk Road,
    Tel: (95-1) 530083

  3. Pacific Medical Centre & Dental Surgery
    81, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
    Tel: (95-1) 548022

  4. Pun Hlaing International Hospital
    Pun Hlaing Golf Estate, Hlaing Tharyar Township
    Tel: (951) 684323 | Fax: (951) 684324