Thứ Năm, 10 tháng 5, 2018

Living cost in myanmar for the expat in 2016

How much does it cost to live in Myanmar? It depends on your lifestyle is the shortest, but very vague answer. Tremendous will tell you that you that you could rent an apartment for $200-300 and eat delicious meals on the road for $1. But it’s not a full picture. I decided to carry a look at lifestyles and cost of living of a few expats (including mine) based in Yangon to give you an idea of budgeting your relocation to burma tour.

Typical apartment block in Yangon

Marc Piano, an English teacher and a freelance consultant

I rent a very simple apartment for $180 per month including the bills. I spend about $300 for food eating mostly on the road, and additional $100 for nights out (I am not drinking anymore) and other entertainment (buying video games and movies). Transport (buses&taxis) cost me no more than $70 per month. Internet access costs me $80. My monthly spendings come to around $730. (I am not factoring visa costs and flights related to that.) That’s on the high finish and is often less.

Marek (Product & Marketing Manager) & Karen (Sales Manager) at local tour operator

We rent a 3-bedroom (120 square meters) apartment in a so called condominium near Inya Lake. Contrary to the popular belief there are more differences between apartments and condominiums than just having an elevator. The condominiums are usually better maintained, come with security, car park, and suggestion 24-hours electricity and water supply (most of the time). We pay for it $1,800, but we sublet two rooms for $500 each. The company we work for pays for our Internet access. The bills come to about $130 per month.

We spend for food about $20 per day eating mostly in local, but clean restaurants. Nights out and other entertainment come to $200. The transport costs us $50 (driving company car + occasional taxis). Other expenses include gym membership costing about $160 per month for both of us (paid in expand for six months).

Our comfortable, but by no means glorious life costs us between $1750 and $2000 per month.

General Manager of one of the better hotels in Yangon

I rent a two bedrooms (90 square meters) apartment with balcony in a thoughtful, newly built condominium close to Kandwagyi Lake. It costs me $2,400 and the price includes cable TV and Internet. I eat mostly in high-end restaurants like The Corriander Leaf, Bangkok Kitchen, Acacia Tea Saloon, Cafe Dibar. An average meat/seafood dish with a bottle of wine to go with it, costs me $25-50. Monthly it comes to about $600-800. Groceries cost me between $150-300 and taxis about $150.

A lifestyle as comfortable as I could get in Yangon costs me between $3,300 and $3,700 depending on the month.

Summary

Life in Yangon could range from cheap to pricey depending on your lifestyle preferences. It’s certainly possible to live for less than a $1,000 (add $500 to live as a couple), but personally I would hate to do that. If you don’t mind a low quality, spartan apartment in an ancient, dirty, worn-off block with electricity and water issues – things with which an average myanmar people has to cope on the every day basis, $1,000 might just be enough for you. You will must eat on the street most of the time, where unlike in neighboring Thailand for example, food is of very low quality, nutritional value and questionable taste.

Relatively comfortable life as a single man in Yangon will cost you minimum $1,500 and around $2,000 for a couple. You need $3,500 ($4,500 for a couple) and up for a life, which can be considered very comfortable/luxurious in Yangon.

Are you an expat in Yangon or other parts of the country? Share your views!

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How much does it cost to live in Myanmar? It depends on your lifestyle is the shortest, but very vague answer. Tremendous will tell you that you that you may rent an apartment for $200-300 and eat delicious meals on the road for $1. But it’s not a full picture. I decided to take a look at lifestyles and cost of living of a few expats (including mine) based in Yangon to give you an idea of budgeting your relocation to myanmar journey.

Typical apartment block in Yangon

Marc Piano, an English teacher and a freelance consultant

I rent a very simple apartment for $180 per month including the bills. I spend about $300 for food eating mostly on the street, and additional $100 for nights out (I am not drinking anymore) and other entertainment (buying video games and movies). Transport (buses&taxis) cost me no more than $70 per month. Internet access costs me $80. My monthly spendings come to around $730. (I am not factoring visa costs and flights related to that.) That’s on the high end and is often less.

Marek (Product & Marketing Manager) & Karen (Sales Manager) at local adventure operator

We rent a 3-bedroom (120 square meters) apartment in a so called condominium close to Inya Lake. Contrary to the famous belief there are more differences between apartments and condominiums than just having an elevator. The condominiums are usually better maintained, come with security, car park, and proposal 24-hours electricity and water supply (most of the time). We pay for it $1,800, but we sublet two rooms for $500 each. The company we work for pays for our Internet access. The bills come to about $130 per month.

We spend for food about $20 per day eating mostly in local, but clean restaurants. Nights out and other entertainment come to $200. The transport costs us $50 (driving company car + occasional taxis). Other expenses include gym membership costing about $160 per month for both of us (paid in advance for six months).

Our comfortable, but by no means magnificent life costs us between $1750 and $2000 per month.

General Manager of one of the better hotels in Yangon

I rent a two bedrooms (90 square meters) apartment with balcony in a nice, newly built condominium near Kandwagyi Lake. It costs me $2,400 and the price includes cable TV and Internet. I eat mostly in high-end restaurants such as The Corriander Leaf, Bangkok Kitchen, Acacia Tea Saloon, Cafe Dibar. An average meat/seafood dish with a bottle of wine to go with it, costs me $25-50. Monthly it comes to about $600-800. Groceries cost me between $150-300 and taxis about $150.

A lifestyle as comfortable as I can get in Yangon costs me between $3,300 and $3,700 depending on the month.

Summary

Life in Yangon may range from cheap to pricey depending on your lifestyle preferences. It’s certainly possible to live for less than a $1,000 (add $500 to live as a couple), but personally I would hate to do that. If you don’t mind a low quality, spartan apartment in an old, unclean, worn-off block with electricity and water issues – things with which an average myanmar citizen has to cope on the every day basis, $1,000 might just be enough for you. You will must eat on the road most of the time, where unlike in neighboring Thailand for example, food is of very low quality, nutritional value and questionable taste.

Relatively comfortable life as a single man in Yangon will cost you minimum $1,500 and around $2,000 for a couple. You need $3,500 ($4,500 for a couple) and up for a life, which can be considered very comfortable/luxurious in Yangon.

Are you an expat in Yangon or other parts of the country? Share your views!

Burma money exchange and currency

Card usage is not accepted in burma, that sentences used to be widely well known past few years to tourists preparing a burma adventure. Now the situation is much different. Below is our latest updates about money usage why travelling in burma (Burma).

burma (Burma) Money exchange and currency

Myanmar’s national currency, the KYAT (pronounced chat, and abbreviated MMK) is divided into the next banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500, and K1000. The exchange rate is about US$ 01 ~ MMK 1340.
Travelers should ensure they arrive in burma with some visit budget portions in US dollars, as ATMs are quite popular in main cities yet very hard to realize some in smaller cities. The ATM machines are often installed in front of main hotels. The travelers may withdraw money in US$, SGD, and Bath Thai. Online payment is now accepted, too. Most of the online payment gateways are operated by foreign organizations with international secure standards. The processing fee is running from 3 - 5%. Despite those facts, burma is the country where "cash is king". Every seller welcome cash and you should not rely on a single money source, keep some cash in your pocket in both USD and local Kyat.
However please pay at attention when take US notes with you:
  • The US$ notes have to be new.
  • The US$ notes torn, marked, folded will not be accepted.
  • The US$ notes having series prior 2003 backward may not accepted.
  • You are allowed to bring up to US$ 5000 in cash per person to enter burma.

Burmese money, Kyat, is accepted widely regardless of the note conditions.
Money changers are reluctant to deal with damaged notes at a stunning lower rate. US dollars may be changed at Yangon airport, banks (which give the best exchange rates) and some hotels (which charge more but may be handy in a pinch). Black market money changers are prolific on the streets of major tourist hubs, but generally, give a much worse price for KYAT.

Credit cards & travelers cheques

HIT burma confirms that card usages are now well known in main visiting destinations of myanmar. The sellers charge a small portion around 3.5% on each transaction for processing fees and their card welcome attitudes are diverse. A credit card is now usable in main cities of myanmar like Yangon, Mandalay etc. Most of the hotels accept credit card payment. The fee is widely known at 3.5% per transaction.
Some websites even allow Online payment by credit card with the high secure criterion. However, the processing fee is about 5.1%, rather higher than neighbor countries like Thai land or Vietnam (about 3%).

Exchanging money in burma (Burma)


The $100 bill gets a slightly better exchange rate than a $50 or $20, and so on. And supposedly the exchange rate is marginally better early in the week (Monday or Tuesday). We’ve also been told that exchange rates sometimes fluctuate with poppy season too!
It’s safest to change money at banks, hotels, and shops, rather than on the street. The money changers standing around just east of the Mahabandoola Garden in Yangon have a reputation for short-changing new arrivals for several thousand kyats.
Never hand over your money until you’ve received the kyat and counted them. Honest money changers will await you do this. Money changers give ready-made, rubber-banded stacks of a hundred K1000 bills. It’s a wonderful idea to check each note individually. Often you’ll find one or two (or more) with a cut corner or taped together, neither of which anyone will accept. We heard from some travelers that Yangon money changers possess asked for a ‘commission’.
many travelers do the bulk of their exchanging in Yangon, where you can get about K100 more per dollar than elsewhere, then carry the stacks of kyat for a couple of weeks around the country. Considering the relative safety from theft, it’s not a bad idea, but you could burma exchange money elsewhere.
Also, when paying for rooms and services in US dollars, check your change carefully. Locals like to unload slightly torn $5 bills that work fine in New York, but will be meaningless for the sleep of your trip.

Spending money in burma (Burma) while travelling

burma (Burma), once the cheapest country in Southeast Asia, has recently been subject to some hefty price hikes due to a boom in travel to myanmar.
At a pinch, shoestring travelers be able to get by on a budget of approximately US$40 a day for a cheap guesthouse (no aircon and dubious hygiene) in high season, go to on local buses and meals at local street food stalls and tea houses.
Travelers wanting access to air conditioned hotel rooms, meals at western-style restaurants and taxi rides should budget closer to $120 per day. Luxury hotels in Yangon and Bagan can be as pricey as anywhere in the western world.
Tipping as known in the West is not customary in burma. HIT burma encourages some advice for the citizen getting involved in your services if you find satisfied enough. The tipping is not compulsory though little extra ‘presents’ are sometimes expected (even if they’re not asked for) in exchange for a service (such as unlocking a locked temple at Bagan, helping move a bag at the airport or showing you around the ‘sights’ of a village).
It’s a wonderful idea to keep some small notes (K50, K100, K200) when visiting a religious temple or monastery, as donations can be asked for. Also, you could wish to leave a donation.
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Thứ Ba, 8 tháng 5, 2018

Tours Myanmar attractions of tourism in the summer

Whether you are a person who loves adventures or has the desire of exploring new cultures and places in the world, myanmar is always a fantastic selection for all tourists. It is such a place which meets all the requirements of visitors for an exciting and worth remembering adventure with featured experiences. In this summer, if you have not chosen a clear destination for an adventure myanmar on holidays, let’s consider the country as a place to go. There are numerous things to bring into consideration for a travel to burma in the summer. In this article, we will together explore the six most concerned reasons that attract worldwide tourists to come for a summer trip to myanmar, the country land of Golden Pagodas.

1.myanmar has opened to tourism

During the five passed recent decades, burma almost closed its door to all tourism services. It is nearly impossible to come to visit this religious country without a strict control and checking system. However, during the two passed years, burma has passed numerous policies and enacted them to officially open the door for development and improvement of tourism service in particular, and to the national economy in general. Thanks to the reforms, there are more tourists are accepted to travel the country annually and the burma trip cost is no longer a broad problem. The country of myanmar used to be a mysterious and hard-to-reach place for backpackers and tourists now turns to be one of the most captivating places for tourism for a big number of foreign and domestic tourists.

2. Myanmar has not been affected much by the state of the art life pace

Because the open-door policies of the country have not been enacted for a long time enough, many myanmar attractions have not been affected much by the hustle and bustle pace of the modern life. The constructions of Buddhist religion such as temples or pagodas, monasteries built from the 10th century tranquil maintain their former appearance up to now. There are signals of damages, but they are not clear and not serious to influence badly the quality of these buildings. Furthermore, the pristine beauty of natural reserves or beaches of the country is tranquil kept since there are not many stalls to be set along the tourist sites. Thanks to that, it is easier for the local authorities to keep the clean environment and raise the awareness of the citizen and tourists on their effect of actions to the nature.

3. myanmar is a country with many valuable cultures

myanmar people quiet keep their cultural features and customs very well until now. There is almost no action or tendency to change their culture or integrate with other cultures in the world. The local citizen still use their “longyi”, the traditional clothing, for daily activities, and it is fantastic to discover this in an tours myanmar. They also use “Thanaka” instead of modern and pricey sunscreens sold out all over the world. This is not a considerate of cream but powder to apply on the skin, protect them from the bad effect of the direct sunshine and nourish their skin to be smooth and bright. Even in developing cities, visitors can easily catch the spectacle of indigenous people walking barefoot, plain transport means such as ox carts instead of cars or motorbikes.

4.Myanmar is the wonderland for tourists to discover and experience

If you want to spend your time on visiting and exploring with valuable experiences on a visit, myanmar will be a place to fulfill all your expectations. This country has plentiful religious constructions spreading throughout the country. For clever travellers to myanmar, these places should always be the priorities. Wherever you go or travel, you will also have a occasion to witness the majesty of buildings and architectures inspired by the religion of the whole country, Buddhism. They are impressive constructions and archaeological relics such as gilded stupas and sophisticated carved wall pictures. All the famous temples or pagodas that attract tourists the most these days were built from many centuries ago. They quiet maintain their original beauty while having more concern of the local authorities to be restored and provided with services to meet the demands of visitors for tourism.

5. Inle Lake is the site to learn about the life of ethnic minorities

If you want to learn more about the special lifestyle of the Burmese ethnic citizen, the Inle Lake surroundings will be very suitable for you. On houses set on the lake surface, there are people living there and their life and daily activities are based on the lake and its surroundings. Their life is very quiescent and easy with activities such as fishing, weaving and rowing their boats on the lake in the dawn or early mornings. You be able to be attracted to the place when reading about it in burma adventure guide books. The Inle Lake surroundings are very well known with places to sell handmade weaved cloths which are highly unlikely and precious with materials of silk taken from lotus petals on the lake. It have to be great to touch them and put the clothes made of them on the body. That is the reason why for any visitor coming to myanmar, it is always advisable to drop in Inle Lake for a while to witness the tranquil life of Burmese citizen and buy for themselves or their lovers some fantastic souvenirs previous getting back. On the other hand, it is also a amazing idea to experience the moment of breaking dawn on Inle Lake in an adventure myanmar. It is always said that the view is the really paradise for all trips you could get in your whole life.

6.Myanmar is also known for its crowded markets

In your tours throughout burma, you should not fail to participate in any night market in the country. Coming to these places will be an indispensable part of your adventure to the country. There are tremendous things you be able to only notice in a burma attraction night market. The sellers spread their goods right on the land, under the temporary covers to avoid sunshine, rain or wind. A night market is always better compared to a normal market in myanmar because there you be able to see various kinds of products from tropical fruits, shrimps, fish or clothes and accessories with very cheap price. While during the day, you may go to popular constructions and tourist destinations recommended in some other Myanmar-related articles, at night, it is very ideal to come to a night market and enjoy the interesting purchasing activities there.

Of course, in the summer, there are always numerous choices for tourists to get a meaningful and worthy trip. However, for sure, an tour myanmar should always be put under consideration, due to many reasons. If you are excited on a adventure to find out the interesting things listed above, get ready for it! The summer is coming, and you will be expected to have really great experiences in this pretty and quiescent country.

Thứ Bảy, 5 tháng 5, 2018

Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide burma

With charming natural sceneries and open trade policies to foreign countries in recent years, burma has become a favorite site for tourists. burma journey are always crowded and take place regularly to meet the need of visitors. However, prior coming to this country, you should learn about some customs and traditions here to make your trip more comfortable and interesting. This article provides some most useful rough guide burma so you can better enjoy the trip.First, when visiting temples and other Buddhist religious sites, tourists have to go bareheaded and walk barefoot. You are not allowed to wear hats, shoes and socks, especially shorts, T-shirts, too thin or too short skirts when visiting temples. Reading some burma journey blogs, it is easy to realize the information for any visitor. Some places do not allow women to approach the altars. Visitors should find out the suitable time and destination to carry photos then ask for permission to take pictures and film. Besides, you must respect monks and nuns (Burmese called Sangha) and the elderly. Visitors should not shake the hands of monks.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



myanmar people think the east express the good luck. They argue that the east is the place to notice the purity of the Buddha. That explains why the Buddha altar in the Burmese family is often placed near the east wall of the main room. When they sleep, their head must turn toward the east, not the west, because it is the smeariness and they will encounter unhappiness. You could ask the local people more about the tradition in a myanmar independent tours.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Greeting together with a smile is a common habit. Burmese believe that the sinciput is a place of respect, so other people are not allowed to touch their heads, even toward children. Citizen also do not meddle the privacy and secrets of their friends or colleagues. They respect the freedom of each other. The customs are described very interestingly in tremendous burma guide books.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



According to the myanmar habit, citizen must put off their shoes before entering the house. It is a primary rough guide myanmar. When meeting the elderly, do not use the right hand for handshakes because the right hand is considered dirty. When visiting rural and mountainous villages, visitors should primary learn about the local customs to performance their respect for the people traditions.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Talking about eating habits, burmese citizen only eat two meals a day at 9 a.m. And 5 p.m., and they own snack for lunch. In meals, they often have vegetables, shrimp or fish. They said that if they lack fish and shrimp, they do not eat appetizers. Joining in any burma backpack adventure, you could be invited to have meals with the people. Burmese do not eat rice with chopsticks. Before eating, they must wash their hands and then use their hands to roll the rice into balls and eat with vegetables. Burma people always eat with their right hand. In their scenery, the left hand often does daily inclue hygiene work, so they are not used for eating. Buddhists often avoid eating beef and Muslims do not eat pork.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



burma has very few ATMs, so it is the best to carry cash when you go to here. And be sure that your money is not rumpled, torn or has any strange traces, otherwise it will not be used. According to some myanmar blogs, redit cards are only accepted at 5 star hotels and large restaurants.

Traditional costumes of the burma citizen are "longyi" skirts. Men bind skirts in front, and the skirts of women are folded up and sewed on the hip. In particular, in the cities, Burmese men only wear underwear under the longyi skirts when going out to the streets. In rural areas, it is remarkable to be a myanmar highlight that wearing underwear is less common with both men and women.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



The next abnormal custom of the burma citizen is that they celebrate the New Year in four days. New Year (Thingyan) is a unique holiday for the citizen in this country. "Thingyan" is known as the water splash festival, which usually takes site in April every year. It is also a simple characteristic of Burmese customs for rough guide burma. On these days, some places such as banks, restaurants, shops are all closed. The two biggest cities celebrate the New Year the most imposingly are Yangon (30 km from Martaban Bay) and Mandalay City (716 km north of Yangon). During the festival, people often splash the others with water to wash away the bad lucks and sins of the before year and set free to birds and fish on the ultimate day of the festival.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



myanmar has a fire-burning festival in October and this festival is similar to the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam. They burn lights to welcome the novice Buddha return from Nirvana. The festival makes it worth a world myanmar adventure for worldwide tourists. This festival lasts for three days, during which every family burn lights and fireworks. Myanmar also has another big festival, it is Myanmar's independence day on January 4.

When visiting myanmar, visitors will see that the local people also contain a odd custom. According to the spectacle of Burmese people, to be a beautiful woman, from the age of 5, any girl ought to wear a belt waist, then embroidered 30 more belts. Getting to myanmar, you will realize that for a man choosing a wife, the size of her waist is one of the canon to be put under consideration.

burma also has a lot of thoughtful customs. Buddhism has a fantastic impact on the daily life of the Burmese. So people live sincerely, worship Buddhism and dress casually. The mutual morale of the Burmese citizen is very high. Whether in urban or rural areas, the citizen are treated with respect, rarely quarreling or scolding each other. Burmese are very self-aware of the law. Hunting birds, animals or arbitrarily cutting trees are taboo. They believe if something is not your contain property, you will not allowed to use. So the phenomenon of robbery or theft in public is very unlikely. With that lifestyle, the phenomenon of adultery lead to divorce in society is also limited. You should have known one rough guide burma already that Burmese citizen voluntarily give alms to monks. Numerous poor citizen are always willing to give them food or money.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Burmese people inclue no surnames, they only inclue primary names. When greeting, they often fold their hands in front of their chests or lower their heads. Myanmar people love birds. Buffalo is also respected. When seeing a buffalo on the road, you ought to give ways for the buffalo to pass original. Some places in the temple area, especially the solemn and spiritual places, do not permit women to enter. You should ask the local guide to be sure you are in the right position. Another primary rough guide myanmar, women should not sit on the top of a car or boat and on a roof, which means sitting over someone else's head. Women are also not allowed to touch or shake hand with monks in any way. If you unfortunately touch, you had better apologize. In myanmar, only men are allowed to be a monk. If you wear traditional Burmese dresses, you should wear turtle-neck, not uncovered the back, the belly and the chest and women have to wear bras. You have to wear trousers and long sleeved shirts when visiting the temples of Myanmar; Filming and taking some pictures is a sensitive issue in myanmar. This is the most troublesome problem that numerous tourists meet. You should avoid photographing or filming at sensitive burma sites related to politics, hospital, security. In case you are caught by police and arrested to delete the picture, it will be better if delete it and apologize. Do not run away or try to persuade because you will only get into trouble if you do that.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Each country has its inclue special customs, so does myanmar. So you should learn about the culture of myanmar citizen prior traveling here. With the development of information currently, it is not picky at all to read useful rough guide myanmar previous your trip. By that way, you will definitely possess a perfect and interesting adventure to this country.

Chủ Nhật, 29 tháng 4, 2018

Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide myanmar

With attractive natural sceneries and open trade policies to foreign countries in recent years, myanmar has become a favorite place for tourists. burma tours are always crowded and happen regularly to encounter the need of visitors. However, prior coming to this country, you should learn about some customs and traditions here to make your trip more comfortable and interesting. This article provides some most useful rough guide myanmar so you can better enjoy the trip.First, when visiting temples and other Buddhist religious sites, tourists ought to go bareheaded and walk barefoot. You are not allowed to wear hats, shoes and socks, especially shorts, T-shirts, too thin or too short skirts when visiting temples. Reading some burma tours blogs, it is easy to see the information for any visitor. Some places do not allow women to approach the altars. Visitors should uncover the suitable time and site to carry photos then ask for permission to carry pictures and film. Besides, you have to respect monks and nuns (Burmese called Sangha) and the elderly. Visitors should not shake the hands of monks.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



myanmar citizen believe the east represent the amazing luck. They fall out with that the east is the site to find the purity of the Buddha. That explains why the Buddha altar in the Burmese family is often placed close to the east wall of the main room. When they rest, their head ought to turn toward the east, not the west, because it is the smeariness and they will encounter unhappiness. You can ask the local people more about the habit in a burma private tours.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Greeting together with a smile is a common habit. Burmese believe that the sinciput is a destination of respect, so other citizen are not allowed to touch their heads, even toward children. People also do not interfere the privacy and secrets of their friends or colleagues. They respect the freedom of each other. The customs are described very interestingly in numerous myanmar guide books.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



According to the myanmar tradition, citizen have to put off their shoes before entering the house. It is a essential rough guide burma. When meeting the elderly, do not use the right hand for handshakes because the right hand is considered unclean. When visiting rural and mountainous villages, visitors should first learn about the local customs to show their respect for the people traditions.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Talking about eating habits, burmese people only eat two meals a day at 9 a.m. And 5 p.m., and they have snack for lunch. In meals, they often possess vegetables, shrimp or fish. They said that if they lack fish and shrimp, they do not eat appetizers. Joining in any burma backpack adventure, you could be invited to possess meals with the citizen. Burmese do not eat rice with chopsticks. Previous eating, they ought to wash their hands and then use their hands to roll the rice into balls and eat with vegetables. Myanmar people always eat with their right hand. In their scenery, the left hand often does daily inclue hygiene work, so they are not used for eating. Buddhists often avoid eating beef and Muslims do not eat pork.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



myanmar has very few ATMs, so it is the best to bring cash when you adventure here. And be sure that your money is not crushed, torn or has any odd traces, otherwise it will not be used. According to some burma blogs, redit cards are only accepted at 5 star hotels and grand restaurants.

Traditional costumes of the myanmar citizen are "longyi" skirts. Men bind skirts in front, and the skirts of women are folded up and sewed on the hip. In particular, in the cities, Burmese men only wear underwear under the longyi skirts when going out to the streets. In rural areas, it is noticeable to be a myanmar attraction that wearing underwear is less common with both men and women.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



The next strange habit of the burma citizen is that they celebrate the New Year in four days. New Year (Thingyan) is a special holiday for the citizen in this country. "Thingyan" is known as the water splash festival, which usually takes site in April every year. It is also a simple feature of Burmese customs for rough guide burma. On these days, some places such as banks, restaurants, shops are all closed. The two biggest cities celebrate the New Year the most imposingly are Yangon (30 km from Martaban Bay) and Mandalay City (716 km north of Yangon). During the festival, people often splash the others with water to wash away the bad lucks and sins of the before year and set free to birds and fish on the final day of the festival.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



myanmar has a fire-burning festival in October and this festival is similar to the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam. They burn lights to welcome the novice Buddha return from Nirvana. The festival makes it worth a world myanmar visit for worldwide tourists. This festival lasts for three days, during which every family burn lights and fireworks. Myanmar also has another large festival, it is Myanmar's independence day on January 4.

When visiting burma, visitors will see that the local citizen also own a odd custom. According to the spectacle of Burmese people, to be a charming woman, from the age of 5, any girl ought to wear a belt waist, then embroidered 30 more belts. Getting to myanmar, you will see that for a man choosing a wife, the size of her waist is one of the criteria to be put under consideration.

myanmar also has a lot of nice customs. Buddhism has a splendid impact on the daily life of the Burmese. So citizen live truthfully, worship Buddhism and dress casually. The mutual morale of the Burmese people is very high. Whether in urban or rural areas, the people are treated with respect, rarely quarreling or scolding each other. Burmese are very self-conscious of the law. Hunting birds, animals or arbitrarily cutting trees are taboo. They believe if something is not your contain property, you will not allowed to use. So the phenomenon of robbery or theft in public is very uncommon. With that lifestyle, the phenomenon of adultery lead to divorce in society is also limited. You should possess known one rough guide myanmar already that Burmese citizen voluntarily give alms to monks. Tremendous poor citizen are always eagar to give them food or money.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Burmese people inclue no surnames, they only own first names. When greeting, they often fold their hands in front of their chests or lower their heads. Myanmar citizen love birds. Buffalo is also respected. When seeing a buffalo on the street, you ought to give ways for the buffalo to pass original. Some places in the temple area, especially the solemn and sacred places, do not permit women to enter. You should ask the local guide to be sure you are in the right position. Another primary rough guide burma, women should not sit on the top of a car or boat and on a roof, which means sitting over someone else's head. Women are also not allowed to touch or shake hand with monks in any way. If you lucklessly touch, you had better apologize. In burma, only men are allowed to be a monk. If you wear traditional Burmese dresses, you should wear turtle-neck, not uncovered the back, the belly and the chest and women have to wear bras. You must wear trousers and long sleeved shirts when visiting the temples of Myanmar; Filming and taking some pictures is a sensitive issue in burma. This is the most troublesome problem that numerous tourists meet. You should avoid photographing or filming at sensitive burma sites related to politics, hospital, security. In case you are caught by police and arrested to delete the picture, it will be better if delete it and apologize. Do not run away or try to persuade because you will only get into trouble if you do that.



Burmese most interesting customs through a rough guide Myanmar



Each country has its have unique customs, so does burma. So you should learn about the culture of burma people previous traveling here. With the development of information currently, it is not picky at all to read useful rough guide myanmar previous your trip. By that way, you will definitely own a perfect and interesting go to to this country.

Thứ Năm, 26 tháng 4, 2018

Top four famous beaches in myanmar to discover

myanmar is a fairy place to get to for sea-loving visitors. There are numerous captivating beaches waiting for you to explore. If you haven’t found a site to come on your burma tours, you may find some suggestions in this article. Let’s find out top beautiful beaches in burma and choose the best one for your next trip!

Ngapali Beach



Top 4 attractive beaches waiting for you to explore on your Myanmar tours



The name Ngapali Beach is named after the captivating city of Naples, Italy. Ngapali is a beautiful beach with 7 kilometers stretching white sand covered by palm trees. The sea is always a deep blue turquoise color with fluttering waves such as a welcome signal. The other reason makes this destination the best place to go in burma tours is that you can go to this site easily. There are tremendous flights to this place a day from Yangon, you just need to await for about 45 minutes to bring a new flight. If you want to visit by street, you be able to go through the Rakhine Yoma Mountains.


Top 4 attractive beaches waiting for you to explore on your Myanmar tours



The still Ngapali beach is an ideal place for people, who are too tired of hasty life. Come here in your burma package journey, you may enjoy in maximum level, laying around the beach or soaking in the cool blue sea, throw all the worries to the waves. The myanmar tourism industry is quite developed, offering you many marine sports, like scuba diving, kayaking, biking around the beach, and golf on the beach.

In addition, you contain tremendous choices to waste your time of your myanmar adventure tour here, such as: exploring the natural landscape around the beach, visiting small fishing villages and local markets, or biking to the countryside to uncover the life of local citizen. You also could go on a boat to the beautiful offshore islands.

Accommodation services are very diverse. You can choose from the pristine small huts set on the beach to the glamorous villas for your burma travels & tours. The foods here is amazing too. There are tremendous restaurants serving fresh seafood at affordable prices. If you are not too difficult in eating, you should try all the dishes when you come here.

Ngwe Saung Beach (Silver Beach)



Top 4 attractive beaches waiting for you to explore on your Myanmar tours



Ngwe Saung Beach (also known as Silver Beach) is located south of Ngapali Beach and near the capital Yangon. It only takes 35 minutes to fly from Yangon, or 6 hours adventure by road. Travelers also can choose go by boat from Yangon on myanmar tour. The trip takes 16 hours going through Pathein. Go by boat is very awesome because you be able to relax the panoramic spectacle of immense sky and the feeling of floating on the sea.



Top 4 attractive beaches waiting for you to explore on your Myanmar tours



A decade ago, a series of resorts sprung up on the beach. Rates range from $15 to $400. There is a green swimming pool in resort but we believe you have to prefer swimming in the sea on your myanmar travel tour. Ngwe Saung sea water is also as fresh as Ngapali beach. Here you can lie sunbathing on the beach, try scuba diving, or walk to journey the island at the end of the beach at low tide.

If you love driving and exploring, you be able to bring a motorbike to discover the 15km coastline, drive on undulating rock, or simply walk along the stretch of coastline.

You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to taste seafood. There are crayfish, lobster, crabs, jellyfish and so on. If you wake up at dawn, you may notice the fisherman caught seafood on the beach. Try to get some seafood from fishermen because it is very fresh and cheap. It have to be the most unforgettable memories of your burma tour.

Chuang Tha Beach



Top 4 attractive beaches waiting for you to explore on your Myanmar tours



Chuang Tha Beach is not as captivating as Ngapali or Ngwe Saung, but is ideal for anyone who want to notice a calm destination close to Yangon to have some enjoy time on burma travels & tour. Located along the road to Chuang Tha is a green field, far away is the misty mountains. There is a series of international standard hotels, restaurants and spas in front of the beach. You may choose one to stay on your trip, enjoy dining and beauty treatments.



Top 4 attractive beaches waiting for you to explore on your Myanmar tours



If you come here during the high season, you could hide from the crowds by jumping on a boat to discover the charming islands nearby. Just bring a speed boat or motorboat for 15 minutes to Thae Phyu Island. On the island there is a fine white sand beach and a small sacred temple. You be able to walk to Phokalar Island located close to the beach, this is also a very kind-hearted place for your burma journey. If you want to scuba dive watching tropical fish, you have to bring your inclue snorkel.

Visitors to Chuang Tha may drink fresh coconut water, eat fresh seafood, breathe in the breeze with the sea’s salty taste on myanmar package tour. Tides push tremendous shells, small crabs up the beach. You can pick up the shells as souvenirs. Near the beach there are fishing villages that visitors often adventure. Here people sell dried shrimp, seafood and souvenirs at reasonable prices. Local citizen are very hospitable, always hospitable you with a bright smile and would kindly help you. In Chuang Tha there is another highlight, it is the baroque pagoda, located at the finish of the beach.

Kanthaya Beach


Top 4 attractive beaches waiting for you to explore on your Myanmar tours



If you want to enjoy a quiescent and own space, away from urban noise, Kanthaya Beach ought to be the best destination for your burma tour. Not only is it pristine but also tranquil. Kanthaya beach is quite shallow and is 4.5 km long. Unlike the white sandy beach of Ngapali, the sand in this beach is yellow and gravelly. There are no beach sports or souvenir shops. So if you want to come here on your independent myanmar journey, you could not book a room on the internet, but you ought to adventure the hotel directly.

These are the four most attractive beaches in burma that we would offer to you. Hope you inclue found an ideal site for your following trip to burma. Now save money, make up the plan and adventure the beach of your dream!