Currency

When you land to airport, we recommend you to exchange sufficient cash at the airport or the nearby bank or ATMs. If you wish to use the US dollars or Euros, you will surprisingly face the foreign cash circulation that you can only use the freshly printed ones; damaged or dirty notes are not accepted.

For the Credit Cards, Only Visa or MasterCard are accepted (American Express or other cards are still not available to use currently.)

Lunch & Dinner

Local restaurants : Between USD 3 and USD 9 (estimated)
International Hotels : Between USD 15 and USD 30 (estimated)

Non alcoholic drinks at local restaurants might cost around MMK 500 (estimated) while the international hotels might charge around USD 4.

Alcoholic drinks : estimated around USD 4 to 10 based on the type.

If you would like to check out the interesting cuisines and the recommended restaurants,
check https://www.myanmore.com/yangon/restaurant-directory for more.

Business Hours

Banks : From 10:00hrs to 14hrs
Government Offices : 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs
Private Business Offices : 9:30hrs to 18:00hrs
Shopping Centers : 24/7 except Scott Market (Bogyoke Market) close on Mondays and public holidays.

Public Holidays

2017


  1. 4 Jan : Independence Day
  2. 9 Jan : Kayin New Year
  3. 12 Feb : Union Day
  4. 2 Mar : Peasants' Day
  5. 12 Mar : Tabaung Full Moon
  6. 27 Mar: Armed Forces Day
  7. 13 -16 Apr : Thingyan (Water Festival)
  8. 17 Apr : Myanmar New Year
  9. 1 May : May Day (Labour Day)
  10. 10 May : Kason Full Moon
  11. 8 Jul : Start of Buddhist Lent (Waso Full Moon)
  12. 19 Jul : Martyrs' Day
  13. 5 Oct : End of Buddhist Lent (Thadingyut Full Moon)
  14. 3 Nov : Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights
  15. 24 Nov : National Day
  16. 25 Dec : Christmas Day
  17. 29 Dec : Kayin New Year

2018


  1. 4 Jan : Independence Day
  2. 12 Feb : Union Day
  3. 1 Mar : Tabaung Full Moon
  4. 2 Mar : Peasants' Day
  5. 27 Mar: Armed Forces Day
  6. 13 -16 Apr : Thingyan (Water Festival)
  7. 17 Apr : Myanmar New Year
  8. 29 Apr : Kason Full Moon
  9. 1 May : May Day (Labour Day)
  10. 19 Jul : Martyrs' Day
  11. 8 Jul : Start of Buddhist Lent (Waso Full Moon)
  12. 19 Jul : Martyrs' Day
  13. 5 Oct : End of Buddhist Lent (Thadingyut Full Moon)
  14. 3 Nov : Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights
  15. 24 Nov : National Day
  16. 25 Dec : Christmas Day
  17. 29 Dec : Kayin New Year

Health & Emergencies

Before planning of taking a step to rural regions around Myanmar, please make sure that you have full prevention or bring the sufficient medication.

Yangon General Hospital
Address : Lanmadaw 11131, Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar.
Tel : 951-384-493

Myanmar International SOS Clinic (SOS)
Address : No-37, Kabaraye Pagoda Rd (Inyalake Hotel Compound), Mayangone Tsp,Yangon.
Tel: +95-1-667871, +95-1-657922, +95-1-657877

​ Pun Hlaing International Hospital
Address : Pun Hlaing Golf Estate Avenue, Hlaing Thayar Tsp, Yangon.
Tel: +95-1-684323

Police (Emergency) : 199
Fire (Emergency) :191
For more http://www.myanmarhotlines.com/GeneralHotlines/EmergencyCall