"Money" Burma Favorite Tip by lotharscheer

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Favorite thing: Best exchangerates are for US $ in Yangoon
Only use US $ witch look freshly printed, no stains, no wrinkles etc.!!!
Myanmar is a quite safe and very cheap country. If you prefer to stay in expensive Hotels, you should be able to use you creditcard there, and probably also for booking planes.
Hotels (some Hotels can be payed also with Kyat, sometimes correct exchange rate, somtimes with a small loss), Trains, some Boats and entrancefees for monasteries etc. have to be payed in $, the rest in Kyat, witch you change best in Yangon at the market (in a shop, not in the street!! new crisp $100 bills for best rates)
For security have some money (~$50-100 brings you back to yangon and some day┬┤s to get things sorted out) hidden in you luggage, and some money ($, not Kyat) in a moneybelt.

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2012
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