When you touchdown in a new place there’s always a slight rush of nerves, it’s only natural. But trust us when we say we couldn’t have felt any more welcomed when stepping off the plane and arriving in Myanmar.
What To Expect When Arriving In Myanmar
As soon as we touched down at Yangon airport we were greeted by smiling faces and willingness to help. Of course there was the usual taxi driver rush as we exited the air conditioned terminal but that was to be expected.
Yangon is a happening place. It’s a great introduction to Burmese culture and although the hustle and bustle is just as daunting as any other asian city this place has the most friendly atmosphere of them all.
Nobody stares or bothers you and EVERYBODY will smile and welcome you into The Golden Land.
Transport From The Airport
A few words of advice before we forget…there is no public transport within walking distance of the airport so you WILL have to get a taxi. Don’t pay more than 10 USD or 13,000 Kyat.
There’s also the handy Grab app worth downloading, which is the Burmese equivalent to Uber, although chances are you won’t have data when you first arrive so that’s just for future reference.
Myanmar Sim Cards
Myanmar sim cards are a simple, there’s MPT, Telenor or Ooredoo.
We spoke to a few locals who all said MPT is the best for signal and that made our mind up for us – we paid 1500 Kyat for the sim then 3000 Kyat for a 2GB data bundle.
Luxury – Sedona Hotel – If it’s five start treatment you’re looking for then Sedona will serve you well! The guys done a great job of looking after us before we departed Myanmar. You can read all about it here.
Backpacker – Hostel9 Yangon – One of the cheapest yet cleanest hostels in the city. Ideal for a quick money savings stop.
You can also check out the prices of other places to stay in Yangon here.
Or for which Myanmar route to take, be sure to check out our break down – Our Myanmar Itinerary
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