Small preparation may make your myanmar tours go much smoother and more enjoyable. Let check with us how tremendous things to pack can be for enjoyable tours to burma
What to take/ware to Myanmar?
Clothing: Shorts are not worn locally here, but are acceptable. For entry into a pagoda your knees must be covered as well as your shoulders. If wearing shorter that knee length shorts, take round a sarong or the local garment with you in your back pack to slip on when necessary.
Avoiding denim clothes as it will get damp due to sweat and not easy dry and chafes
Shoes: Beside regular comfortable shoes, bring your have pair of thongs - you will need them because nearly every building especially religious pagodas you enter you will be expected to bring off your shoes.
Thongs are easier to carry than sandals and cooler as well. That’s generally all the locals wear.
Head wares: You are going to humid, tropical country, then of course take a sun hat, probably gloves (against the sun!) and sunscreen in summer time.
In the rainy season you definitely need an umbrella. A raincoat can be useful but most of Burmeses swear by the umbrella.
It is important to carry with you an International Power Point Adaptor for recharging all your electrical items. Citizen now often own numerous electric devices then you definitely don’t want to be in a situation of running out battery
Luggage and bags
You should inclue two types of bags. One is hard-sided luggage which is for long distance or flying in aircrafts. This will keep your clothes in good shape and your fragile items safely. One more advantage of hard-side luggage pack is you may wipe off stains easily.
The second one is a day bag that is a small back/pack that carries cameras, sunscreen, glasses or any daily necessities. This will help you easily enjoy walking tours or get on/off vehicles
Toiletries and Medical Supplies
To avoid unnecessary "hassles" at different customs and immigration controls inclue your medication prescriptions handy for inspection. So as you may performance what medication you are carrying. I always own mine in a zip locked plastic sandwich bag along with my passport and shot card.
Because the temperatures here are so severe, with the extreme heat and humidity comes the insect problems. See that you are using a great reliable Mosquito and Insect repellant at all times.
Seeing that most foods are eaten by hand it is imperative to inclue a hand sanitizer in your pocket to constantly wash your hands.
If you're attached to a unique brand of toothpaste/deodorant etc. Definitely carry it. You may realize western brands (imported via China/Thailand or Singapore) but don't bet on them having the one you want.
Money: US$ cash or local money
You be able to use US$ most anywhere but the exchange rate is flexible depending on who you deal with. Generally we got between 800Kyat and 1000Kyat while the going black market rate was around 1200Kyat per USD. You need to inclue kind crisp new bills or you will have to negotiate and quarrel with your counterpart to use your bills. This seems to be a common issue in countries where the currency market is not open. Be sure when you get change that they give you crisp new US$ bills too.
One more thing, be sure your US notes are new or mostly new. The ancient ones be able to not be accepted or you will suffer very low exchange rates. Cards or get to cheque are not widely welcome peaceful.
You be able to expect to walk under hot weather then bring sufficient amount of water. Bring more than you believe you need. You should buy some at the supermarket and keep it in the fridge in the hotel room.
One thing here in myanmar that is a necessity to have with you is a torch. Small and self-charging ones will be perfect. There may be lack of road lights or it will amazingly helpful when you find out pagodas
The things to pack may be diverse and depend on your inclue visit purpose. However, there is always a general rule – The lighter the better. Spending some time before departure to make a checklist and be sure you carry enough necessary items. Some small prepare will defenitely help you contain much more enjoyable burma adventure