• Booking hotels in advance is highly recommended as Myanmar suffers from a lack of accommodation during the peak season due to high demand and inadequate supply. It is wise to book your hotel in Myanmar online.
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  • Traveling in Myanmar is usually more expensive than other countries in South East Asia! However it is possible for any type of traveler to visit Myanmar with a little bit of planning beforehand.
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Official Name

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Other Names Myanmar, Burma
Myanmar Flag (since 2010) Myanmar Flag
Capital (since 2005) Naypyidaw
Myanmar State Seal Myanmar State Seal
Largest City (old capital) Yangon (Rangoon)
Official Language Burmese
Other Languages Jingpho, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan
President Thein Sein
Currency Kyat (K) (MMK)
Time Zone UTC+06:30
Drives on The right
Calling Code +95
Total Area 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq. mi)
Population 60,280,000