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  • Fly to: Yangon, Burma

  • Internal Transfer: 4 flights to Thandwe, Heho, Mandalay & Bagan

  • Visa required: Yes if British

  • Currency:Myanmar Kyat (MMK)

  • Time Zone:+6hrs30mins GMT

  • 5 Quick Facts:Click here

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Burma - 5 Quick Facts

1. Replacing the former capital Yangon (Rangoon), Naypyidaw is the country's capital city; founded in November 2005

2. Burma is rich in natural resources such as petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas and hydropower

3. Burma is the world's second-largest producer of illicit opium, after Afghanistan

4. Here photography in airports, railway stations and near any military installation is forbidden

5. Mohinga is considered Burma's national dish and consists of curried catfish broth with chickpea flour, rice vermicelli and fish sauce