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Myanmar

Myanmar Myanmar

Population: 51.419.420 people
Region: South-Eastern Asia (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Naypyidaw
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Money in Myanmar

Currencie(s): Burmese kyat

Corruption: Myanmar has a corruption score of 71/100.
If your itinerary runs through Myanmar, be very careful: threats to your well-being may come from muggers and police officers alike. According to Transparency International, Myanmar is one of the most corrupt nations around the world.

Myanmar is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.39 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Myanmar

Language(s): Burmese

Food & Drinks in Myanmar

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste the national dish: Mohinga

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Myanmar is 18.

Religion in Myanmar

Myanmar is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 97% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are 230 V (50 Hz), Plug A / C / D / G / I

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Myanmar

Age of Consent: 14 years.
At the age of 14, an individual is considered mature enough in Myanmar to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Myanmar.

Myanmar scores a -3/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Myanmar are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Myanmar

Timezone: UTC+06:30
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Myanmar – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: Myanmar is one of only three countries that have not officially adopted the metric system as the primary means of weights and measures. This means distances, speed, and liquid quantities are based on customary units. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / D / F / G
When travelling to Myanmar, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / D / F / G. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently few clouds, with a temperature between 21 and 21°C (69.8 and 69.8°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 35.56 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Myanmar. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

List of cities in Myanmar

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