Now in Myanmar, Internet access are widely used especially in major cities. In some areas you can have Wi-Fi connection with free of charge. You can also use at the hotel business centre, some hotel supply Wi-Fi connection too. There are many cyber cafes in each and you can use internet. The cost is round about US$1 per hour.
When visit in Myanmar, you could consider buying a prepaid SIM-card (disposal) and the cost is round about USD 25 per card. This card can use only GSM mobile phone. Incoming Call will charge USD 0.05 per minute and outgoing call in local USD 0.25 per minute and for overseas call USD 1.5 per minute to Asia and USD 1.5 per minute to Europe and the card validity is only one month.
In some famous pagodas, you will pay Camera and Video fees and cost is starting from USD 1-3
Tips for the Hotel bell men and porters are not included in our services. Myanmar’s in nature are simple thinking and simple living. Always ready to help everyone, and especially willing to help visitors from foreign countries, to show our hospitable as a host country, without expecting anything in return. But if any person nice to you during your trip, a gratuity would be a generous gesture and greatly appreciated.
Private taxis are easily available in Yangon, some of taxi with meter but some are not, the fare must be negotiated before beginning the trip. While in the upper Myanmar there is no taxi available. Public buses are plentiful and offer a cheap albeit crowed alternative. The only problem is knowing just where the bus is going.
Casual and light clothing is recommended for Myanmar all year around. A light sweater of jacket will be useful during the cool season and when traveling in northern areas. Rubber slippers or sandals are recommended as footwear's are strictly prohibited at pagodas, temples and monasteries. Do not wear shorts, tank tops or sleeveless blouses when visiting temple. Dress modestly at all times–revealing clothing upon in Myanmar.
Always keep your Passport and money in secure places, especially when traveling by train or bus. When meet this unfortunate matter, don’t forget report all losses to the nearest Police Station as well as to your Embassy.
Only drink purified bottle water. Bottled water is readily available and some hotels provide complimentary. Carry a bottle with you throughout the day.
- At religious place, remove footwear but to remove headwear is not necessary.
- Avoid shouting or laughing.
- Avoid being a nuisance when taking photographs.
- Treat Buddha images with respect.
- Tuck away your feet. Don't point it toward the pagoda or a monk.
- Don't play loud music in these areas. Note that Buddhist monks are not allowed to listen to music.
- Do not put Buddha statues or images on the floor or somewhere inappropriate.
- Don't touch sacred objects with disrespect.
- Show respect to monks, nuns, and novices (even if they are children).
- Don't offer your hand to shake hands with a monk.
- Sit lower than a monk and elders.
- Don't offer food to a monk, nun, or a novice after noon time.
- A woman should not touch a monk.