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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast.
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Myanmar - General information

Location
Asia
Capital
Naypyidaw
Area
676,575 km²
Currency
Burmese kyat
Best time to visit
November to February
Country code
+95
Population
5.34 crores
Language
Burmese
Sports
Football, Golf, Chinlone.
Myanmar Flag
Vacation spots
Mandalay, Inle Lake, Golden Rock Pagoda, The ancient city of Mrauk U, Kengtung , Hpa An, Putao, Ngapali and Ngwe beaches,Bhamo.

Travel to Myanmar – Overview

Myanmar is becoming another country where Indians are beginning to travel to. Almost 90,000 Indians visited Myanmar in 2018 and this is likely to cross 1 lac in the coming year and this will only grow over the years ahead.

  • Location
  • Visa Requirements
  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
  • Travel Medical Insurance
Location / Language of Myanmar

Myanmar is the largest of the mainland Southeast Asian states. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres in size. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city and former capital is Yangon.
Myanmar’s official national language is Burmese, but English is also used in the education and hospitality industries.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)

Myanmar Visa is required for all Indian passport holders wishing to visit Myanmar - all Indians should arrange Myanmar visa before departure by applying online for the same, receiving it via email, then get the Myanmar visa stamped on their Indian passports at Myanmar Arrival airport.
Currency : Burmese Kyat (MMK)
Conversion : ₹1 INR = 21.70 MMK
1 MVR = ₹ 0.046 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

  1. Yangon – The former capital is one of the most attractive destinations and Lively Cities and is home the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar – the elegant Shwedagon pagoda.
  2. Inle Lake - Inle Lake with its natural beauty, is the place to be best known by the fishermen with unique fishing methods, just rowing with one leg.
  3. Ancient City of Mrauk U - Mrauk U is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Myanmar and it is also the 2nd largest centre of temples in Myanmar.
  4. Bagan - With a repertoire of the massive Buddhist temple, built by King Pagan over many centuries, Bagan is undoubtedly one of the greatest archaeological sites on earth that you should never miss.
  5. Ngapali Beach – Ngapali is one of the most beautiful tropical beaches on the Bay of Bengal, in Rakhine State - the main feature of this destination is an idyllic stretch of endless white sand and the coastline of palm trees.
  6. Mandalay - Mahamuni Buddha image, Shwenandaw, Kuthodaw and the complex architecture of Mandalay Hill are the main tourist attractions of Mandalay.
  7. Golden Rock Pagoda – Golden Rock Pagoda, also known as Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda is situated on a protruding rock on a mountain making it a fabulous spot to visit.
  8. Hpa An – A short visit to the morning market in downtown Hpa An is an exciting experience to see colorful vendors, stalls with full of products blending with the bustling sounds of local people.
  9. Kengtung Tong – Kengtung Tong, the capital of the Golden Triangle area, and is home to numerous Burmese ethnic tribes so it offers you a chance to soak in the cultural diversity of different groups.
  10. Putao - As the gateway to the Himalayas, this area has the richest biological diversity in the world, with an average of 30 to 40 new species of flora and faunas discovered each year.
Things You Must Do in Myanmar

  1. Witness The Sunset At Shwedagon Pagoda – Viewing the sunset from Shwedagon Pagoda is the best way to soak in the natural beauty and blessed vibes of this site.
  2. Walking on U Bein Bridge – Walking on the world’s oldest and longest bridge is an experience of its own kind with its unsteady teak wood.
  3. Trek through the Kalaw Region – One can spend two days to a week trekking through this scenic region. And don’t miss the home cooked meals by the locals along the way.
  4. Dive into the serene Mergui Archipelago - Head to the Mergui Archipelago to view some of the unique vibrant fishes and explore the marine life underwaters.
  5. Shopping in Yangon Market - Most of these places are famous for their food stalls that you can stop by while you shop for souvenirs, clothes, and accessories.
Food on the Plate

Burmese cuisine includes dishes from various regions of Myanmar. The diversity of Myanmar's cuisine has also been contributed to by the myriad local ethnic minorities. The Bamars are the most dominant group, but other groups including the Karen people also have distinct cuisines.
Must try Burmese food include:
  • Tea Leaf Salad - This 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.
  • Shan style Rice - Known as fish rice, this Shan dish is among the most typical Myanmar food.
  • Curry - The curry is a delicious meal to try with pork, fish, shrimp, beef or mutton.
  • Nangyi Thoke - Tourists will love to try dry noodle dishes and the most popular one is Nangyi Thoke.
  • Mohinga - This tempting dish is made from round rice noodles served in a herbal-based broth, with the crunchy pith of banana tree.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Myanmar

India travel insurance for Myanmar is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Myanmar travel insurance for Indian visitors offers coverage for medical expenses evacuation due to sudden sickness or injury due to accident. It also offers coverage for expenses arising from trip delay, trip interruption, checked in baggage loss, passport loss… International health Insurance for Myanmar should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia” Plan.

Illustration for 15 days International medical insurance for Indian travelers to Myanmar.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 30 Insured Age 61
Asia - $30,000 Rs.693 Rs.1,264
Excluding - $50,000 Rs.763 Rs.1,492
Excluding - $100,000 Rs.988 Rs.1,946

These premiums are across different plans and different benefits…please log in to www.eindiainsurance.com to compare and buy the most appropriate visitors medical insurance for your travel to Myanmar…

Popular tourist destinations in Myanmar

Bagan
Bagan
Bagan is an ancient city in central Myanmar (formerly Burma), southwest of Mandalay. Standing on the eastern banks of the Ayeyarwady River, it’s known for the Bagan Archaeological Area.
Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar.
Taung Kalat
Taung Kalat
Built atop an extinct volcano plug, the Buddhist monastery of Taung Kalat is one of the most breathtaking sites in Burma.To reach the monastery, visitors must climb the 777 steps to the summit.

 Inle Lake
Inle Lake
Inle Lake is in the Shan Hills of Myanmar. At its southwestern edge, Phaung Daw Oo Paya is a tiered pagoda with gilded Buddha statues. In the hills, near the market town of Indein, the stupas of Shwe Inn Dein Pagodas.

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