Visa and entry requirements Myanmar:
German citizens need a visa to enter Myanmar.
It is also possible for tourists and business travelers to apply electronically for a visa (e-Visa).
Visa cost: 109, - USD
Information from the Foreign Office on your trip to Myanmar:
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma or Burma, is a state in Southeast Asia with about 55 million inhabitants. The country is bordered by Bangladesh and India to the west, China to the north and northeast, Laos to the east, Thailand to the southeast and the Gulf of Bengal in the Indian Ocean to the south and southwest.
The official official language of Myanmar is Burmese and the national currency is the Myanmar Kyat used, while 1, - Euro about 1.500, - MMK.
Rangoon (Yangon), Mandalay, Naypyidaw, Bago, Taunggyi, Myitkyna, Mawlamyaing, Monywa, Pathein and Lashio are among the largest cities in the country. Almost 90% of the population are committed to the Buddhist faith.
The capital of Myanmar is Naypyidaw with about 1,3 million inhabitants. The capital, which was only appointed in 2005, is the political center of the country and houses all government buildings in the country.
Myanmar's largest city and former capital is Rangoon, or Yangon, with almost seven million inhabitants.
The state territory of Myanmar is mostly mountainous, with the highest elevation of the country, the 5.881 meter high Hkakabo Razi, also the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Almost half of the country's surface is covered with forest.
Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in the world. The country's economy is mainly based on small deposits of raw materials such as gold, rubies, jade, sapphires, petroleum, natural gas, copper or the unique Painit, agriculture, drug cultivation and a steadily increasing tourism.
With the cultivation of poppy seeds and the associated production of opium as well as the mass production of amphetamines, Myanmar is one of the most important drug producers in the world after Afghanistan. In addition, Myanmar is an international trading center for illegal wildlife products, such as ivory, tiger skins or rhinoceros teeth.
Myanmar has been an increasingly popular tourist destination since the country opened a few years ago. The now almost five million foreign visitors enjoy an enormous range of attractions in the country.
Myanmar's most important sights include the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon - the largest and most valuable Buddhist building in the world, the golden rock at Kyaikto, the floating gardens in Inle Lake, the cultural center of Mandalay, the old capital Bagan with its almost 2.100 Temples, the pagoda forest in the village of Indein, the 800 pagoda Kakku pagodas of Taunggyi, the Golden Palace, the Mahamuni temple and the Mahamuni pagoda in Mandalay, the murals in the Po Win Daung caves, the Golden Triangle - where the countries of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet on the Mekong, the snow-white pagoda of Mingun, the small pagodas and the largest book in the world in Mandalay, the caves of Pindaya, the Shwesandaw Pagoda and the Htilominlo Pahto Temple in Bagan Sadan Cave in Hpa An, the innumerable Buddhas in the Thanboddhay Paya Temple of Monywa, the National Kandawgyi Park, the Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan, the Gokteik Viaduct by Nawnghkio, the Monastery of Nyaungshwe as well as the synagogue, the Saint Mary Cathedral, the giant Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, the U Thant House, the Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, the Botahtaung Pagoda, the Central Station, the Baungdawgyoke Pagoda and the Secretariat - the old British seat of government in Yangon.
In September 2014, I visited Myanmar for two days. I flew from Bangkok to Yangon with the low-cost airline Air Asia and stayed one night in a rather bad hotel in the city center.
At the time when the country was just opening up to international tourism, the selection was limited to a maximum of ten hotels. The only two somewhat better hotels in Rangoon, but were completely overpriced due to the high demand.
After arriving at the hotel early in the morning, I went on a full day city tour. I had already booked this excursion with my taxi driver during the trip to the hotel for just super cheap 20 euros.
There was an incredible amount to see in Yangon and the time passed very quickly. The hunt from one high point to another ended with the onset of darkness and countless impressive experiences. The city is really incredibly rich in cultural treasures. The clear highlight of the day was the huge and fascinating Shwedagon Pagoda.
I spent the evening in one of the many cheap restaurants or bars, in a pleasant atmosphere and very friendly local people.
Since my flight back to Bangkok started the next day at noon, my stay in beautiful Myanmar was unfortunately much too short. The emerging Myanmar is a fantastic and inexpensive travel destination and is therefore highly recommended by me for a longer stay.
One day I will be back, then definitely in a much better and newly built hotel and guaranteed with further visits to Bagan and Mandalay.