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Myanmar Culture and Festivals


Kachin Manaw Festival(January)Kachin is one of the states which has a delightful festival known as Manaw. Kachin, the hill people or the Scots of Myanmar, celebrate Manaw festival. It is one of the most popular festivals in Myanmar. The festival is usually held in January. This festival has been held for more than three decades. Manaw festivals is the celebration of the New Year, Victory in batt...

2nd of August
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Myanmar Telecommunication

There are three operators in Myanmar: Telenor, Ooredoo, MPT.Please check your phone for it is locked or unlocked before this trip. An easy way to tell what status your phone could be is the money you pay for it. If you paid $, $99 or $199 for a top model Apple, Samsung or Nokia phone, a price that low means your phone has been subsidized, which is locked.  If your phone is locked, you wo...

2nd of August
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Myanmar Travel Cost and Money

Currency in Myanmar is Burmese kyat. Here is a price list in Myanmar for reference (by 2015):A bottle of water (500ml): US$ 0.35 A local beer at a bar/restaurants: US$ 1.2 A glass of coca cola in a restaurant: US$ 0.9 Street food: US$2.5 Western decent meal at local restaurant: US$18 Cash (in USD) works in most travel destinations of Myanmar although Kyat is mor...

2nd of August
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Myanmar Transportation

RoadRoad conditions in Myanmar can be classified as acceptable, poor, very poor and extremely poor. Even the acceptable road in Myanmar has only 2 lanes. In raining season, some roads are impossible to pass.  Larger towns in Myanmar offer a variety of bicycle rickshaws or trishaws, horse carts, ox carts, vintage taxis (taxi) and thai tuk-tuks or tiny four-wheeled 'blue taxi' Mazdas. T...

2nd of August
Tags: Myanmar travel, Myanmar transportation